Short Film: ‘An Extraordinary Grand Tour: The Story of Bentley’

In 1919, Walter Owen Bentley created a company with a simple objective: to build “a fast car, a good car, the best in its class.” This guiding principle has driven Bentley ever since, pushing the brand forward and making it a leader in the automotive luxury.

July 10, 2018, marks the start of Bentley’s 100th year and the countdown to the brand’s centenary in 2019. To commemorate this extraordinary milestone, Bentley has released a short film: ‘An Extraordinary Grand Tour: The Story of Bentley’.

From W.O. Bentley himself, to the “legendary Bentley Boys and Girls” behind Bentley’s achievements on the racetrack, and right up to the new Continental GT, the film touches upon the extraordinary characters, sporting achievements and successful models through the decades.

Shot using 4k ALEXA Mini camera technology and bespoke rigs, the film was produced by Oscar-winning visual effects company, The Mill. The film uses a striking combination of 3D-scanned actors turned into digital ‘metal’ sculptures; stylised archive imagery; and Hollywood-grade motion graphic technology to tell the Bentley story.