Thursday, 14 February 2013

stone carvers wanted for TV film project

Award winning documentary film house, Providence Pictures, is seeking experts to contribute to a NOVA/PBS film series — Building Wonders of the World
Drawing on the successful formula of Providence Pictures’ last three films — Secrets of the ParthenonRiddles of the Sphinx, and Building the Great Cathedrals — our new three-part documentary film series, Building Wonders of the World, will utilize a combination of classic detective story archaeology and an immersive, hands-on construction demonstration.  
For our current project we are looking to recreate a piece of historical architecture based on the rock-cut tombs of Petra. The purpose of this model is to test out ancient methods of building by using academic knowledge to create a one-of-a-kind experimental example of how certain tools and techniques work in reality. Ideally the “tomb” will stand about 4m high and 3m wide and be made of sandstone. We have scholars who know the ancient engineering details of such a project, but we need someone who can creatively execute the project using sculpting and carving expertise.
It is important to investigate the appropriate ancient methods of engineering, but we are also interested in hearing of possible new techniques to recreate the ancient architecture.
For more information on Providence Pictures and to see trailers for ParthenonSphinx, and Cathedrals, please visit our website: 
Experts who would like to be considered to be a part of this project are invited to send an email of interest including a resume to We would like to hear from any interested party as soon as possible. 

Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. James Charlwood and Daryl Gilbert of Cathedral Stone would be my picks. They ran a successful public hands-on training session at the Melbourne Museum, Australia a few years ago for the Pompeii exhibit.