We're filming on Jersey in the channel Islands next week and even though the client is paying the ferry crossing and hotel, it's not the best earner we've ever had.
The extra costs we've had to pay are making this trip a trifle expensive.
We checked the price for the ferry crossing for our small Peugot206 van, essentially a 206 car with no rear seats/windows, and along with the hotel cost added this to our invoice.
We came to finalise the booking and because the 206 is signwritten the ferry company wanted an extra £400! - Classed as freight if signwritten. Hmmm.
So, an extra cost now is for a hire car @ £160 - Expensive, yes, but only because the hire company is closed Monday/Tuesday cause of the Jubilee holiday, so an extra 3 days hire to make sure we have it for the day we leave.
Add to that the £70 each way for fuel and a full days lost work each way and the bottom line is getting smaller by the minute.
Ok these costs are all tax deductable and we're extending our stay to make it a holiday break, but as with all quotes for what seems like glamorous location work, it's the bottom line that really counts in business.