It is important to us at the Bradford Film office that you have everything you need within easy reach to enable your production to run efficiently, and that we can assist in anyway possible. Besides us being on hand with location recces and logistical support, it is just as essential to us in helping you with catering, over night stay, rooms for production meetings, equipment hire etc.
Creative England should be your first point of contact for all filming-related enquiries. Specialising in locations, studios, facilities and crew, Creative England delivers a free and comprehensive support service for productions shooting outside of London.
In recent years Creative England and Bradford City of Film have facilitated the filming of a variety of TV and film productions, including;
· DCI Banks Series III, 2014
· The Great Train Robbery, 2013
· Peaky Blinders Series I, 2013
· The Selfish Giant, 2013
· Bollywood Carmen Live, 2013
· The Syndicate Series II, 2013
Once you have discussed your initial requirements, Creative England can help you to obtain the required filmingpermissions or organise site meetings as applicable. Click here to visit their website for further information creativeengland.co.uk
At the Film Office we are able to advice on a selection of office spaces within Bradford city centre which are perfect for script rehearsals, setting up a unit base and general production meetings. Some of which are in the Design Exchange, alongside the Film Office.
Prime Studios is a media production facility based in the heart of Leeds offering a selection of studios, production suites, meeting rooms, prop storage, make-up and wardrobe facilities. At Prime Studios there is secure parking with power available, monitored CCTV, high speed broadband, a coffee bar as well as changing areas and showers offering a one stop shop for production. To find out more about the services provided visit their website at www.primestudios.co.uk
CASTING AND ACTORS COACHING (THE YORKSHIRE SCHOOL OF ACTING)
The Yorkshire School of Acting is already the biggest casting resource in the city. YSA is known for training adults and children of all ages in methods associated with ‘Screen Acting’. The Yorkshire School of Acting has had much national and international success in casting to Film and Television. They have a full-time casting agency, that runs alongside their classes, and have artiste’s of multi-ethnicities and skill-sets. YSA can assist with casting featured and background artistes. The organisation also has experience with on-location acting/dialect coaching and can assist with child licensing. www.
Niche castings specialise in Ethnic talent and have supplied leading production companies with Actors and supporting artists for their programmes such as Scott and Bailey, Citizen Khan, nations favourite Coronation street and Emmerdale to name a few. We have also supplied to Bollywood and feature films filmed in the UK. At Niche we can fit the most difficult briefs matching them to a T with complete professionalism. www.nichecastings.com
Kala Sangam art centre is a versatile venue which includes a new studio theatre with stage lighting/sound systems, retractable seating and a fully sprung dance floor, as well as various meeting rooms, a bright and airy reception foyer and a large hall. Also based inside the centre is Foodworks cafe offering a range of exceptional food, fully licensed, free wi-fi and an outdoor terrace. www.kalasangam.org
Rainbow Trout Films
Based in West Yorkshire, Rainbow Trout Films limited is a video production company in co-operate videos, commercials, Feature Films, Television drama, Factual, Documentaries, and Production Development. With full approved BBC HD shooting kit, state of the art edit software and graphic packages as well as hiring in additional kit and crew depending on the requirements of the shoot. www.rainbowtroutfilms.com
Based in Shipley, West Yorkshire, our 750 sq ft studio space is perfect for photo or video shoots. Available to hire for a minimum of 2 hours a day, we are available to book 7 days a week.
With make up area, changing rooms, viewing area, voice over recording, live internet links and catering services, we are here to provide everything you need. www.avmstudios.co.uk
Within the city centre you will find a number of hotels which are located close to the local bus and train services, a few minutes away from the motorway and Leeds / Bradford International Airport. We have a number of hotels which are film friendly with affordable rates. It is in our best interest that as a production team you are made to feel welcome in Bradford and that we can suggest the right hospitality arrangements to suit your needs.
For those who are looking for accommodation that is more of a ‘home from home’ or are filming within the Bradford / Yorkshire area for a longer period of time, a serviced apartment is the ideal stay for cast and crew. At The Film Office, we can recommend VIVO Apartments, which are fully equipped, offer flexible pricing and enable guests to stay from as little as two nights, a week or a year. The train service is just five minutes away from the apartments, where you can catch a 5 minute journey to Bradford, and 10 minutes to Leeds. There is an array of on-site facilities such as a lounge bar, gym, tennis court and convenience store. See their website for further details: StayVivo
We are based within the heart of Bradford city centre with the knowledge and understanding of the local businesses and resources that are available around the Bradford District.
It maybe that you need to hire a vintage bus (Keighley bus museum), need props, costumes and rehearsal studios (Q20 Theatre) or looking to hire outdoor/indoor production and need a set building (Raise The Roof). The services we can offer in Bradford continue to grow as we further develop our film friendly credentials.