Key Artwork for Sky One’s Jamestown Series 2

Carnival Films

Carnival Films appointed Premier to commission and produce a gallery and key-art shoot for Series 2 of Sky One’s Jamestown. For this series, Carnival wished to emphasise and elevate the Native American aspect of the show.


Based on early ‘scamps’, Premier explored the idea of using the main Native American character Chacrow as a bold and singular creative statement. The team developed close-up profile shots of both Chacrow (played by Kalani Queypo) and Henry (played by Max Beesley) and a group sketch was added.

The shoot was produced and directed in Budapest over 2 days and included full-length, mid-length, and head shots of 17 cast members, plus a separate lighting brief for the key art head shots of Max and Kalani.

Using this artwork, Sky Creative created a campaign with a variety of the cast, with Chacrow always centrally positioned. Headshots of the cast were identicially graded and featured as the campaign evolved over the series duration.