ARRI Rental's Ed Jones on his Cannes Essentials
Company – ARRI Rental
Name – Ed Jones
What does your company do? – We supply film and digital motion picture cameras to the Commercials, Promos and Features business. From Low budget content, to the fat end of Hollywood, Sainsbury’s to ‘Star Wars’.. as well as bespoke lens development for a unique look.
Who from your team will be on the beach in Cannes? – Commercials Marketing Exec, Ed Jones,. Rental Manager, Harriet Cannon, and Senior Client Contact Matt Bounsall
Mode of transportation to Cannes – BA To Nice. Nice!
How are you getting from the airport – ‘I've gladly authorised this expense for a helicopter into Cannes from Nice!’ said our accounts team… never.
UBER works just fine (provided there isn’t a cabbie strike/protest like 2016) and I’ve always managed to book the same driver for the slightly broken return journey 4 or 5 days later
Accommodation: A teeny weeny hotel, one block back from the Croisette. 10 min stroll from the LBB Beach
Cannes Bed Time – 3 ish…
Cannes Wake Up Time – On the beach by 9, SHARP
Top Spot for a Meeting – I know this lovely little bar/restaurant perched on the edge of a golden beach…… ;)
Favourite Restaurant – Table 22, but please don’t tell anyone
Favourite Watering Hole – You could always drop a grand on a round at The Carlton, but you're probably best going anywhere else
Favourite Shopping destination – If shopping includes Food and Wine, then see above
Best Guest List to be on – Wherever Von Adams is playing
Tourist Site/Activity not to be missed – Make sure you at least see the old town. A morning wander with a fuzzy head and a strong coffee in hand is a brief (but welcome) change of scenery.
Top Cannes tip – Morning swim as soon as the beach opens. Instant reboot!
‘From Home’ comfort item – Nothing needed
First thing you do when you get to Cannes – Water (and proper Orangina in glass bottles) in your fridge, then hit the beach
Cannes exercise of choice – The Croisette, End to end, twice a day is more than enough
Top Cannes Celebrity Spot – I saw Matt Cooper on the LBB Beach last year. He’s a f***kin legend
Who would you like to meet – Harry Hill. Neil Armstrong. David Byrne. Bill Murray. I doubt any of them will be there though
Favourite Cannes tipple/soft drink? – Aperol Spritz does the job (or Bill Murray’s favourite.. Champagne with lots of ice in a huge glass). Orangina
Best hangover cure – The sea. Orangina, 3rd sun bed in from the centre, on the front row