Catch 22 - due for release on 17th May 2019 (US) is a 6 part Hulu TV series released by Anonymous Content, Paramount Television and Smokehouse Pictures.
The film is a cinematography adaptation of the 1961 book written by Joseph Heller; A dark comedy starring Chrisopher Abbott as Captain John Yossarian, a World War II bombardier, stationed on the island of Pianosa. Yossarian is an individualist who seeks to protect his own life by fleeing to the hospital but a "catch-22" in the Air Force regulations prevents him from being grounded for illness or obtaining a leave of absence.
The 6 part series also stars George Clooney who directed 2 of the six episodes.
Marzano Films aerial filming crew and equipment were instumental in capturing the aerial sequences for the series and were stationed on the island of Sardinia for several weeks last summer. We provided both the helicopter mounted mini Eclipse and the Shotover F1 as well as microwave links and radio communications. Two complete aerial crews were kept very busy for the duration of the shoot.
The mini Eclipse was fitted with an Alexa XTM camera and an Angeniuex Optimo 12x 28:340 zoom lens, mounted inverted in the side door of a DC 3 Dakota; one of the most influential aircrafts ever made, changing the airline industry and revolutionising the way in which air transport is in business today.
The Shotover was also mounted inverted but in the tail gunner position of one of the two B25 bombers that were flew over from the USA especially for the filming. The F1 was fitted with an Alexa Mini and an Angenieux 25:250 zoom lens to maximize the aerial footage available from the delicate position on the bombers tail.
For aerial filming that took place over Rome, we used the helicopter mounted Mini Eclipse to shoot plate sequences, switching to the Red Weapon Monstro VV camera with a Panavision 70 series PZW 28:80 short zoom.