British movie and streaming service, Blinkbox, created a wonderful stunt to promote season three of Game of Thrones. A team of three sculptors worked for over two months to create a bus-sized dragon skull that they places on Charmouth beach on Dorset’s “Jurassic Coast”.
The Coast has yielded a range of spectacular fossils spanning Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods (including giant marine reptiles, intricate crinoids and ammonites) and is therefore a popular tourist and hobbyist attraction.
“The stunt was inspired by a scene which saw Arya Stark discovering a dragon skull in the dungeons of King’s Landing” – AdAge.
Why I’m Curious
Dragons are some of the most enchanting characters in Game of Thrones and are often used to reference / promote the show. Creating a ‘washed up’ dragon skull in a popular fossil destination is a brilliant execution and sure to create a lot of buzz around season three. I’m curious whether the agency found any correlation between Charmouth beach visitors and Game of Thrones fans, since it’s known to be a ‘good family beach’ and not necessarily within the GOT target. In any case, word of mouth and press are sure to make this a success.