Documentary + Commercial

Behind the Chase

Chase Car + Porsche: Behind the Chase - Documentary + commercial

Being car guys, we’ve marveled at how commercials, feature films and TV shows have gotten such incredible car shots over the years. We’ve worked with Chase Car Inc. since 2009 and when they offered us a chance to produce a series of 3 commercials in conjunction with a Beverly Hills Porsche campaign, we leapt at the opportunity to film these majestic vehicles tear some asphalt up.

Shot with a small crew of dedicate multi-talented filmmakers over a single day at the famous Willow Springs International Raceway in Kern County, California, we shot 3 commercials and this Behind the Scenes documentary focusing on the Chabot brothers who started Chase Car Inc (previously Camera Car Industries) from the ground up. In filming the documentary, we had a really surreal moment where the elusive, normally hidden Porsche Panamera Chase Car (designed matte black to be as stealthy as possible) became the star of the show when filmed from the older Porsche Cayenne camera car. 

On top of featuring some stunning, world class imagery of our picture vehicles in action, Behind the Chase provides an in-depth look at how the Chabot Brothers conceived their revolutionary Porsche Panamera Chase Car, it’s unique features, and most importantly – the heart and soul of why they do what they do.

Directed by: Brian L. Tan “BLT”
Produced by: JP Castel
Executive Producers: Marshall Chabot, Jon Chabot, Jay Huffschmidt
Starring: Eddie Marazzito, Steve ‘Doc’ Bernard, Cassie Brooksbank
Narrated by: Jerry Bucker
Music by: Tony Fiala
VFX Supervisor: Joseph Silva
CG Supervisor: Michael Kelley

Panamera Camera Car:
Director of Photography: Victor Huber
1st Assistant Camera: Ambar Capoor
Crane Operator: Ryan Spaeth
Remote Tech: Gilbert Alvarado
Driver: Jon Chabot

Cayenne Camera Car:
Director of Photography: Scott Kassenoff
1st Assistant Camera: Craig Devereux
2nd Unit Director: JP Castel
Driver: Marshall Chabot

Behind the Chase Crew:
Director of Photography: Graham Robbins
Camera Operator: Nar Lavoni
Camera Operator: Cassie Brooksbank
Camera Assistant: Andrew Duggan
Boom & Sound Mixer: Chris Wilson
Production Coordinator: George Prado
Production Assistants: Georgina Bekerian, Sean French
Red Epic Package & DIT: Jeff McCoy
Still Photographers: Steve ‘Doc’ Bernard, Sanjay Belani
Grip & Lighting Equipment by: Bob Mayberry
Porsches provided by: Beverly Hills Porsche
Mercedes SLS AMG, Nissan GT-R, Ford Focus provided by: Motor Trend

Post Production:
Music by: Tony Fiala
Additional Music & Guitar by: Frank IV
Sound Design by: Steve ‘Doc’ Bernard, Michael Huang
VFX Compositor: Brian Carney
VFX Graphic & Title Designer: Michael Kelley
End Credits Designer: Michael Kelley
Logo Graphic Designer: JP Castel
Editors: Adam Hall, Brian L. Tan “BLT”
Colorists: Aaron Hall, Joseph Silva
Poster Designer: Dina Fiala
Post Production Manager: Katryna Shattuck
Post Production Supervisor: Adam Hall
Special Thanks To: Bill Bennett A.S.C., Beverly Hills Porsche, Chase Car Inc, 24 Frame Productions, MJ Productions, Shotgun Software, Audrey Lo, Michael Grant, Red Studios, Willow Springs Raceway, SirReel, Motor Trend, Edward Loh, Nicole Arnell, Lloyd ‘Poits’ Burt, George Wang, Ryan Mayeda, Alex Valentine, Michael Cheng, Andrea Dondanville, Andrea Pasquettin
Dedicated to John ‘Otto’ Williamson – RIP: 1945 to 2013





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