The further adventures of Hitchin’s Film Infinity as they help make new Paddington Bear movie

Ian Miles and Chris Whitehead at the crew premier of Paddington Bear

Ian Miles and Chris Whitehead at the crew premier of Paddington Bear - Credit: Archant

A Hitchin company is looking forward to today’s release of a British comedy film based on a much-loved children’s character – as they helped make it.

Film Infinity, a video production company founded in 2010, by directors Ian Miles and Chris Whitehead, contributed towards a time lapse scene in the Paddington Bear movie which hit the screens today.

Speaking to the Comet Ian said: “One of our specialities is time lapse. It was very flattering a Hollywood film asked us, we never expected something like this to happen.

“It was very hard work. We had to get on the top of a very tall building and film a time lapse sequence.

“Chris did most of it and after his 36 hour stint he was relieved to be relieved – he did look a bit white and pasty by the end of it!”

“The way they used our sequence in the film was brilliant.”

“We went to the cast and crew premiere at the Imax in London which was amazing. Unfortunately people like Hitchin lad Ben Wishaw who stars at the voice of Paddington Bear, and Nicole Kidman as Milicent weren’t there.

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“Hugh Bonneville, who is the Earl of Grantham in Downton Abbey, and plays the part of Mr Brown in the Paddington Bear film was there – he was great.

“He was the quintessential English gent. We had some of our kids there and he happily signed their Paddington Bear stuff – it was just an amazing experience.

“The film has a ‘Toy Story’ feel where it’s got something for all ages.

“It was great to see our time lapse on the screen – being in a Hollywood film is not something we do everyday but I am hoping to take Hugh’s job for Paddington 2!”

Speaking out his business Ian added: “We combine creativity, experience and the latest technology to produce specially tailored corporate promotional and training videos.

“We have also produced a Christmas DVD called ‘An idiot’s guide to washing up and ironing’ which is a gentle hag but all contains all the instructions you need to make a contribution to housework – which is the perfect present for anyone who is leaving home, students or other lazy urchins around the house!