Hollywood A-listers, catering, security, hundreds of trucks and even a pack of baying fox hounds, that’s what it takes to film The Lost City of Z in Co Down
They arrived under cover of darkness, a rumbling crowd of anonymous white vans, interspersed with Land Rovers, jeeps and catering trucks, packed with riggers, runners and security guards.
The cavalcade made its way along the winding country roads from Belfast to Greyabbey on beautiful Strangford Lough.
They edged along Newtownards Rd, too heavy for the little village and a bad bend at quaint Orange Tree House.
And finally parked up military fashion on farm land.
It was only as daylight broke that they could see the stunning surroundings of a piece of land rising out of the mist – they were at an island, or as locals call it, T’Island.
And bang in the middle of this remote beauty spot they could see a little white washed cottage with no electric or running water.
But it was here that Hollywood A-list Brad Pitt had agreed to film scenes for his movie, The Lost City of Z.
And for more than three days they camped out, enduring wind, rain, hail and just a little sunshine until filming came to an end on Friday morning.