This past Friday, we shot at Fort Horsted, a renovated Napoleonic fort that now houses a business center and event space. I do love when we are allowed out on a day pass 😀 Not only did we get a cool tour of the creepy old underground tunnels and bunkers, but I finally got a chance to get out of the city for a while! Given, Kent isn’t exactly a long distance away, but it was still fun and different. Here are some pictures and video from location — not really costume-related, but still work-related in that I wouldn’t have gotten to wander around this place if we hadn’t been filming there. Getting to see stuff like this might be one of my favorite perks of working in film.
The front door. Looks modest from the outside, huh?
The main tunnel through from the entrance, where we shot a chase scene.
Storage areas for various artillery-related items.
The view from the top of the hill was gorgeous.
Some more old buildings.
Giant howitzer sitting in front of the building. Though I did not climb up on top of the barrel, others did.
We went down into the tunnels with 2 large camping lights, some pocket flashlights and our cell phones. It was still really dark, as you can see.
Some sort of poisonous prehistoric-looking plant.
Fort with entrance bridge on stilts!
More moat. If not for the allergic-to-green-things problem, I would have happily scrambled down with the rest of the group.
The moat going around the fort, which we used as the outer ramparts of a walled prison city.
Furry little moss bumps on one of the stones. Just thought they were kinda cute 🙂