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Don’t Look Up (2021)

Don’t Look Up (2021)

Project Brief

Don’t Look Up was the first major feature film to start production following worldwide Covid-19 lockdowns. Located in Boston with a cast and crew of more 1,000 people including numerous A-list celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, the Netflix production needed a robust solution to protect against the risks of Covid-19.

GFS Risk was engaged to supply an expert Covid-19 Health and Safety Supervisor to consult with production management, as well as train and oversee the production’s health and safety team on Covid-19 protocols. We also delivered a gold standard on-site Covid-19 RT-PCR testing regime with a concierge service for VIPs. At its busiest, this involved testing more than 1,000 cast and crew members per day.

Production Notes

Don’t Look Up is an American black comedy about two low-level astronomers who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet earth. The film is a satirical take on the climate change crisis.

It was directed by Adam McKay, written by Adam McKay and David Sirota, produced by Adam McKay and Kevin Messick, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, and Cate Blanchett.

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