Via Bent­ley News­room

  • New film celebrates Bentley entering its 100th year

  • Extraordinary characters, achievements and models all honoured

  • Real-life actors 3D-scanned and turned into digital ‘metal’ sculptures

  • Hollywood-standard motion graphics and stylised archive images used


Bentley 100th

Bentley 100 Years
Bent­ley 100 Years

From W.O. Bent­ley him­self, right up to the new Con­ti­nen­tal GT, the film touch­es upon the extra­or­di­nary char­ac­ters, sport­ing achieve­ments and suc­cess­ful mod­els through the decades.

The film uses a strik­ing com­bi­na­tion of 3D-scanned actors turned into dig­i­tal ‘met­al’ sculp­tures; stylised archive imagery; and Hol­ly­wood-grade motion graph­ic tech­nol­o­gy to tell the Bent­ley sto­ry.

Shot using 4k ALEXA Mini cam­era tech­nol­o­gy and bespoke rigs, the film waspro­duced by Oscar-win­ning visu­al effects com­pa­ny, The Mill.

It begins with W.O. Bent­ley touch­ing an alu­mini­um paper­weight (the inspi­ra­tion for his rev­o­lu­tion­ary alu­mini­um pis­ton design) to a wall which then comes to life, tak­ing the view­er on an engag­ing jour­ney across Bentley’s near-cen­tu­ry of inno­va­tion and suc­cess.

The leg­endary Bent­ley Boys and Girls star, as do the Le Mans-win­ning ‘Blow­er’ and Speed 8, along­side Woolf Bar­na­to dur­ing his famous race against the ‘Blue Train’. The film is also inspired by the shapes, sur­faces and lux­u­ri­ous mate­ri­als that have made Bent­ley the endur­ing auto­mo­tive brand it is today.

Togeth­er we are Extra­or­di­nary: The Sto­ry of Bent­ley Motors’ can be viewed at

Bentley 2018, 100thn years.
Bent­ley 2018, 100thn years.

Bentley’s Centenary – 100 Years of Extraordinary

In 1919 Wal­ter Owen (W.O.) Bent­ley cre­at­ed a com­pa­ny with a sim­ple objec­tive: to build “a fast car, a good car, the best in its class”. This guid­ing prin­ci­ple has dri­ven Bent­ley ever since, push­ing the brand for­ward and mak­ing it the leader in auto­mo­tive lux­u­ry around the world.

The 10th of July 2018 marks the start of Bentley’s 100th year and the count­down to the brand’s cen­te­nary in 2019. This extra­or­di­nary mile­stone – reached by only a spe­cial few com­pa­nies – will be a cause for cel­e­bra­tion of the company’s his­to­ry and its glob­al suc­cess today.

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Joao Lamares

Editor in Chief at JLpress News
Fotógrafo profissional desde 1999, colaborou com diversas empresas, agencias de publicidade e gabinetes de imprensa.
Colaborou com o Blog Fashion Heroines como fashion phortographer.
É o fotógrafo oficial da Colorida Art Gallery.
Fundou a JLpress Sport News and Photo em abril de 2016 onde acumula os cargos de Diretor de conteúdos e fotógrafo.
Joao Lamares