Production

Production

From first concept to final output, our highly experienced producers, directors and creatives will work with you to develop outstanding short-form experiences like commercials, music videos and brand films that meet the goals of your brief and help build powerful customer relationships.

Pre-production

Planning is an essential tool in producing the film you want, on time and within budget. Our producers will work with you on everything from developing the brief and creative concepts to budgets, storyboards, pre-visualisation, scripts, locations, shoot planning, sourcing crew and post production. We also help you to create the most efficient post production workflows from day one, so you get a seamless transition from production to post to delivery.

Production space

Kirby Street Post, our new 2,500 sq ft central London post-production facility two minutes from Farringdon station, offers flexible, scalable space for hire, whether you need a post-production suite, a hot desk or a whole floor. With hi-spec facilities and 10 Gbps data throughout, it’s a quirky and beautiful space where you’ll get a five-star service. Find out more

Creative concepts

Great films come from great ideas. You can rely on our producers and creatives to come up with imaginative, smart thinking, whether you need an original concept, a fresh take on an established idea or simply some development of your chosen story.

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Production

With our wide network of directors, producers and talented crew in the UK, Europe and worldwide, we can plan efficient shoots anywhere in the world and match the right director and crew to your film. From small camera setups to full crew productions, we’ll provide the right equipment and source the talented crew to give you the highest quality film within your budget.

Location, location, location

Whatever, wherever and whenever you want to shoot, we’ll make it happen. We work with the best location managers and a global network of local producers and fixers to pin down the perfect environment for your project.

Photography

We partner with a wide range of talented photographers who can complement our production projects with campaign stills or behind-the-scenes material.

From first concept to final output, our highly experienced producers, directors and creatives will work with you to develop outstanding short-form experiences like commercials, music videos and brand films that meet the goals of your brief and help build powerful customer relationships.

Pre-production

Planning is an essential tool in producing the film you want, on time and within budget. Our producers will work with you on everything from developing the brief and creative concepts to budgets, storyboards, pre-visualisation, scripts, locations, shoot planning, sourcing crew and post production. We also help you to create the most efficient post production workflows from day one, so you get a seamless transition from production to post to delivery.

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Production space

Kirby Street Post, our new 2,500 sq ft central London post-production facility two minutes from Farringdon station, offers flexible, scalable space for hire, whether you need a post-production suite, a hot desk or a whole floor. With hi-spec facilities and 10 Gbps data throughout, it’s a quirky and beautiful space where you’ll get a five-star service. Find out more

Creative concepts

Great films come from great ideas. You can rely on our producers and creatives to come up with imaginative, smart thinking, whether you need an original concept, a fresh take on an established idea or simply some development of your chosen story.

Toots and the Maytals Trilogy, the scene of drilling brain

Shoot planning

With our wide network of directors, producers and talented crew in the UK, Europe and worldwide, we can plan efficient shoots anywhere in the world and match the right director and crew to your film. From small camera setups to full crew productions, we’ll provide the right equipment and source the talented crew to give you the highest quality film within your budget.

Location, location, location

Whatever, wherever and whenever you want to shoot, we’ll make it happen. We work with the best location managers and a global network of local producers and fixers to pin down the perfect environment for your project.

Photography

We partner with a wide range of talented photographers who can complement our production projects with campaign stills or behind-the-scenes material.

Our creative team

Executive producer, director and head of post Nick Franco has a deep understanding of post-production that allows him to create smart, economic workflows from the shoot to final delivery, whether for cinema, broadcast or online. He’s directed and produced long and short form projects with brands including Wrigleys, Gucci, Dior and Nestle, plus talents like Bob Geldof, Zak Starkey, Stephen Hawking and the artists formerly known as the KLF.

Nick Franco - Founder
David Wilson Exececutive producer 1185 film production company

Executive producer David Wilson is dedicated to helping brands make stronger connections with audiences in the digital age. He’s worked with agencies including Omnicom, WPP, Havas, Dentsu and Publicis Groupe to produce outstanding content for brands including Adidas, Nike, PepsiCo, UEFA, DHL, Nissan and Visa. 

Creative producer David Edmunds specialises in developing original content to fuel brand relationships with consumers across online, mobile and broadcast. He spent 14 years as an art director for top creative advertising agencies including CDP, Y&R and DMB&B, where he made commercials for the world’s biggest brands. 

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Eugene O'Connor 1185 film production company

Internationally acclaimed director and cinematographer Eugene O’Connor has shot music videos and live performances for the world’s biggest bands and artists, including Coldplay, Sting, Mumford & Sons, Ellie Goulding, Metallica, Andre Bocelli, Madonna, Lady Gaga and many more.

Producer and line producer Frankie Gouliardon has produced commercials and branded content across Europe for over 20 years, recently for brands like Nike, KPMG, Lee Kum Kee and GlaxoSmithKline.Trilingual in English, French and Spanish, she is a dependable, detail-focused team leader.

Frankie-Gouliardon 1185 film production company
Gavin Knight 1185 film production company

Award-winning director and writer Gavin Knight has made films for global brands such as Microsoft & the FT. After directing at a commercials production company for ten years, he’s an expert in creating compelling short stories for brands using documentary, drama and humour. 

Seasoned, well-regarded editor and DoP Ernie Pay has edited dozens of TV commercials, brand films for Eurotunnel, ICI, British Airways, Unipart, Ladbrokes, Saatchi, and documentaries for Discovery, Dispatches for C4 and ITN. As a DoP, he has shot a host of live music shows including Nelson Mandela’s 65th birthday concert and several films for 1185.

Ernie Pay 1185 film production company

Our creative team

Executive producer, director and head of post Nick Franco has a deep understanding of post-production that allows him to create smart, economic workflows from the shoot to final delivery, whether for cinema, broadcast or online. He’s directed and produced long and short form projects with brands including Wrigleys, Gucci, Dior and Nestle, plus talents like Bob Geldof, Zak Starkey, Stephen Hawking and the artists formerly known as the KLF.

Nick Franco - Founder
David Wilson Exececutive producer 1185 film production company

Executive producer David Wilson is dedicated to helping brands make stronger connections with audiences in the digital age. He’s worked with agencies including Omnicom, WPP, Havas, Dentsu and Publicis Groupe to produce outstanding content for brands including Adidas, Nike, PepsiCo, UEFA, DHL, Nissan and Visa. 

Creative producer David Edmunds specialises in developing original content to fuel brand relationships with consumers across online, mobile and broadcast. He spent 14 years as an art director for top creative advertising agencies including CDP, Y&R and DMB&B, where he made commercials for the world’s biggest brands. 

David Edmunds 1185 film production company
Eugene O'Connor 1185 film production company

Internationally acclaimed director and cinematographer Eugene O’Connor has shot music videos and live performances for the world’s biggest bands and artists, including Coldplay, Sting, Mumford & Sons, Ellie Goulding, Metallica, Andre Bocelli, Madonna, Lady Gaga and many more.

Producer and line producer Frankie Gouliardon has produced commercials and branded content across Europe for over 20 years, recently for brands like Nike, KPMG, Lee Kum Kee and GlaxoSmithKline.Trilingual in English, French and Spanish, she is a dependable, detail-focused team leader.

Frankie-Gouliardon 1185 film production company
Gavin Knight 1185 film production company

Award-winning director and writer Gavin Knight has made films for global brands such as Microsoft & the FT. After directing at a commercials production company for ten years, he’s an expert in creating compelling short stories for brands using documentary, drama and humour. 

Seasoned, well-regarded editor and DoP Ernie Pay has edited dozens of TV commercials, brand films for Eurotunnel, ICI, British Airways, Unipart, Ladbrokes, Saatchi, and documentaries for Discovery, Dispatches for C4 and ITN. As a DoP, he has shot a host of live music shows including Nelson Mandela’s 65th birthday concert and several films for 1185.

Ernie Pay 1185 film production company