For around half a century, Aston Martin has been James Bond’s choice of ride. And now, the latest of Aston Martin’s 007 vehicles is the star of its own documentary film dubbed “DB10: Built for Bond.” Displayed at the film’s premiere in the Great Court at Blenheim Palace on November 8, 2015 were current and classic Aston Martins.
DB10: Built for Bond is a specially commissioned one-hour documentary about the creation of the DB10, which is an Aston Martin car particularly made for James Bond in the latest installment of the franchise, Spectre. ‘DB10: Built for Bond’ was created by FIN London and was filmed over an 18-month period.
Moreover, more than 120 hours of material used in the film were captured in ultra-high definition 4K. This specially made film includes interviews with the Aston Martin team in charge of creating the DB10, which was built in just six months.
Also featured in the film were Spectre Producer Michael G. Wilson, Director Sam Mendes and actor Daniel Craig. Other Spectre crew featured in DB10: Built for Bond were Special Effects Supervisor Chris Corbould, Stunt Coordinator Gary Powell and stunt driver Mark Higgins.
Event guests were received at the Great Hall at Blenheim Palace, where a Q&A session with Mark Higgins was held. Then they were made to return to their Aston Martins to watch the one-hour film. The partnership between James Bond and Aston Martin dates back to 1964, when the 007 film Goldfinger featured iconic DB5.
Interestingly, the latest James Bond film featured the agent’s latest ride, the DB10, of which only 10 examples were built. Amazingly enough, all of these examples were able to survive the brunt of filming.
Marek Reichman, Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, remarked that the film DB10: Built for Bond highlights the skill, care and attention to detail that goes into every Aston Martin. He added that since the DB10 was unveiled at Pinewood Studios in December 2014, Aston Martin has received positive responses around the world.