Bremerton Marina will soon be the backdrop for a “major” car manufacturer’s international ad campaign.
A photo crew shot images at the marina Monday evening. The ads will roll out in about five to seven months, according to Port of Bremerton staff.
You’re free to speculate on the identity of the car manufacturer. Port employees were asked not to divulge the name of the company, though they say its a well-known brand. There was no car on hand for the shoot – apparently it will be Photoshopped in later.
Port Commissioner Larry Stokes deserves credit for wooing the ad team.
Stokes said he recently bumped into a location scout who was taking pictures of the marina. The commissioner struck up a conversation with the scout and showed him around the facilities. A producer for the marketing firm called Stokes the next day and was put in touch with Operations Manager Kathy Garcia.
Garcia said the port didn’t charge the company for the shoot, but commissioners and staff are excited about the exposure it may bring.
“It’s neat to show the marina is used in many different ways,” Garcia said.
The ad company told Garcia the marina shot was “critical” for the campaign and the location was “perfect.” The crew shot images at a number of other Northwest locations, Garcia said. The port will be notified when the ads are published.
Another shoot is already being arranged at port facilities. CEO Jim Rothlin will meet Thursday with a local filmmaker interested in shooting a short movie in Port Orchard.