What we do
The Bottle Yard Studios is the largest film and TV facility in the West of England and Bristol Film Office provides logistical support for location filming in the city.
We’re a team of problem solvers, many of us were production professionals in earlier careers, so we share an understanding of this fast-moving industry. Whether we’re supplying locations, permitting filming, accommodating studio shoots or coordinating city centre unit bases, it’s our job to deliver that single, consistent offer to film and TV productions.
We work to make sure Bristol is known as a competitive filming destination where almost anything is possible, thanks to the film-friendly structure so firmly embedded in the city. Bristol has been ahead of the game for some time and we continue to attract a sizeable portion of business, particular in high-end TV drama, which translates into more than £17 million per year to Bristol’s economy.
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Connection to Bristol
Bristol is my hometown. I built my production career here producing content for many different commissioners and channels including the BBC, where I was head of production for BBC Earth Productions. I’ve witnessed the professionalism of Bristol crew and facilities first-hand over the last 25 years and watched Bristol’s filming reputation go from strength to strength. Today there’s a really buoyant energy in the sector, which is very exciting.
Favourite thing/place about Bristol
There are so many things I love, I don’t really know where to start. Clifton Suspension Bridge of course, such an iconic Bristol image that still stops me in my tracks. Top of my list would have to be Bristol Cathedral though. Nothing quite beats the peace and tranquillity of that stunning building, and I felt so privileged to see behind the scenes during the years when my daughter was a chorister. I am also very proud of the reputation Bristol has as a vibrant, innovative city where, prior to COVID-19 of course, there seemed to be a festival every weekend during the summer.