Seared gently by the awakening sun the mist began to lift across the rolling fields. An earth shattering crack broke the bird’s morning slumber and the breathless pair ran, leaving the exploding vehicle behind them.
The couple ducked next to the stationery tank, adrenaline coursing through their veins. This had been the most remarkable twenty four hours, from high speed car chases to the oysters and Krug in the castle. The exhilaration and mild fear made for a heady morning brew.
“If you lead those guards away, I can disarm the other two and we can make it to the helicopter,” the man whispered.
“How about you distract two of the guards and I tackle the others, this isn’t my first rodeo.” she shot back with a wry smile and a glint in her eye.
Five minutes later they were in the air, heading for the border crossing. Everything was in place.
Within a couple of hours, they’d be out of the military zone, exchanging the camouflage jacket for a dinner jacket and black evening dress.
Sleek and stylish, the outfits had been individually tailored by a French couture designer – an outfitter to the stars, all wholly more befitting the casino party buzzing in the State Ball room.
But it wasn’t money being played for, the fate of the world was at stake…
No, this isn’t the plot of the latest Bond or Lara Croft movie, but one of the many possibilities available through the new unique lifestyle experience company; Footprints and Dreams.
Unique luxury experiences
Footprints and Dreams is the brain-child of Mark Pepler and Waiwan Lee, whom between them have over 40 years’ experience creating ground-breaking immersive experiences for corporate clients.
Private viewings of the Sistine chapel; your own haute couture fashion show and designer shoe fitting at home; living as and with nomadic tribes; a football match with your friends on a Champions League pitch (while being coached by a football legend); your own marquee Bake Off replicated at home (complete with your friends, world renowned chefs and stars from the hit TV show); a moonlit night ski on your very own private mountain; your own bespoke perfume created by a world renowned perfumer; a weekend survival course with one to one coaching from TV’s Ray Mears; or a supercar race with private tuition from Top Gear’s the Stig or a formula one driver – nothing is off limits.
According to Mark, it is the film and TV experiences that really capture the imagination of clients.
Immersive film experience
With unparalleled access to producers, artists, costume and stunt men and women in the film and TV industry, Mark and his team at Footprints and Dreams are able to create unique and immersive five-star experiences -replicating favourite films or TV shows, with plot, scripts and characterisation written specifically around your desires.
The company promises to transform your weekend into a unique real time immersive experience that guarantees to bring your imagination to life, anywhere in the world.
“If you’ve seen it at the cinema or on Netflix, we will bring it to life, putting you at centre stage,” Mark says.
“We provide fire tanks, demolition pyrotechnics, island invasions, supercar ice racing and fight scenes with choreographed stuntmen, special effects and costumes from original blockbusters.
“We make all your film fantasies a reality. One client wants to relive the Italian Job because the anniversaries of Mini, the film and his birthday are aligned!
“These experiences are guaranteed to provide memories and stories that last a lifetime and fuel your dinner party conversation for years to come.”
Mark and Wai decided to launch Footprints and Dreams due to the demand they were getting from private clients to provide the type of experiential events they have been creating for giants of the corporate world.
Mark says: “From the events we have produced in the last couple of decades we have developed influential contacts all over the world. This gives us unprecedented access to locations, experiences, people, places and palaces that just isn’t possible without these personal connections.
“We arrange anything from a royal style wedding in a venue inaccessible to the public, using Royal Warrant designers, tailors and caterers, to helicoptering you in for a spiritual experience spent living with and as an isolated tribe member of the community”, he says.
Each experience is designed around your individual specifications, for an event that you or your guests will never forget.
Having cemented their reputation in the corporate events industry Mark, Wai and their team are highly excited about this next venture.
“In the corporate world, we have done everything from hosting dinner parties for Presidents on the side of a mountain, to breaking Guinness World Records for clients’ events. We love to really push the boundaries in creating experiential events for our Footprints and Dreams’ clients.”