Film and TV production is a major part of Bristol’s economy. More than 130 production and post production companies contribute over £140 million, in an industry that employs approximately 3,700 people.
The BBC Natural History Unit sits at the centre of ‘Green Hollywood’, the world’s largest concentration of firms producing wildlife content. Channel 4 set up their creative hub in Bristol in 2019, as part of its relocation out of London.
- ‘Go West! Bristol’s Film and Television Industries’ (Andrew Spicer & Steve Presence, UWE Bristol, 2017)
- ‘An Invisible Army: The Role of Freelance Labour in Bristol’s Film & Television Industries’ (Amy Genders, UWE Bristol)
- Natural History Network: The hub of the international wildife industry
The sector is well supported by Bristol Film Office providing locations and filming assistance and The Bottle Yard Studios, the largest facility of its kind in the West of England. Recent film and TV credits made in Bristol include Stan & Ollie, Hellboy, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Early Man, Fortitude, The Spanish Princess, Poldark, Broadchurch and Wolf Hall.
Through its Film Production strand, Bristol City of Film is:
- championing and developing Bristol’s profile as a world-leading centre for film & TV production
- improving access to employment for production professionals
- creating opportunities for industry newcomers
- increasing diversity within the workforce
Take a look at some of the projects we’re currently working with.
“The Balmoral [Ship] was a gem of a find. Its conserved beauty was the perfect setting for a crucial moment in the film and we couldn’t have done it without the wonderful support of Bristol.”
Faye Ward, Producer, Stan & Ollie