Production

Production

From first concept to final output, our highly experienced producers, directors and creatives will work with you to develop outstanding work including documentaries, feature films, short films, drama series, comedies, music videos, live event films, corporate films and branded content. 

Pre-production

Planning is an essential tool in producing the film you want to see, 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.

Bill Drummond sitting on the ground next to each other

Production space

Kirby Street Post, our new 2,500 sq ft central London facility two minutes from Farringdon station, offers flexible, scalable space for hire, whether you need a post-production suite or a whole floor. With hi-spec facilities and 10 Gbps data throughout, you can extend into our facility for weeks or months at a time whenever you need more space. 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

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.

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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 work including documentaries, feature films, short films, drama series, comedies, music videos, live event films, corporate films and branded content. 

Pre-production

Planning is an essential tool in producing the film you want to see, 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.

Bill Drummond sitting on the ground next to each other

Production space

Kirby Street Post, our new 2,500 sq ft central London facility two minutes from Farringdon station, offers flexible, scalable space for hire, whether you need a post-production suite or a whole floor. With hi-spec facilities and 10 Gbps data throughout, you can extend into our facility for weeks or months at a time whenever you need more space. 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.

woland

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 directed and produced work for broadcasters including the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, produced award-winning films for directors like Paul Duane and Eugene O’Connor and worked with talents like Bob Geldof, Zak Starkey, Stephen Hawking and the artists formerly known as the KLF. His deep understanding of post-production allows him to create smart, economic workflows from the shoot to final delivery, whether for cinema, broadcast or online.

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

Executive producer David Wilson has recently delivered long-format and series programming for broadcast, on-demand and digital channels such as Channel 4, Red Bull Media House, Amazon and Netflix, including Humans, The End of the F***ing World and The List. He also produced a feature documentary about Peter Sellers with BBC Two, which aired recently.

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 is best-known for shooting music videos and documentaries for the world’s biggest artists, as well as being DoP for Channel 4’s Father Ted and directing four seasons of Irish comedy drama Killinascully. His short film SatNav, produced by 1185 Films, has been selected by a number of film festivals

Award-winning producer and line producer Frankie Gouliardon is a highly experienced team leader who is endlessly versatile with a keen eye for detail. She has worked for a host of UK production companies and productions from all over the world who wish to film in the UK and Europe. She’s currently developing a TV series called Extraordinary Women with 1185 Films.

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Gavin Knight 1185 film production company

Award-winning director and writer Gavin Knight cut his teeth making Equinox science films for Channel 4 and Arena documentaries for the BBC. He excels in creating compelling stories using documentary, drama and humour; and is equally inspired directing big studio projects as shooting small documentaries in remote locations with his own kit and local crews. 

Seasoned, well-regarded editor and DoP Ernie Pay has edited dozens of films and documentaries for Discovery, Dispatches for C4 and ITN. He was an editor for 30 years in broadcast news for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and more. 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 directed and produced work for broadcasters including the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, produced award-winning films for directors like Paul Duane and Eugene O’Connor and worked with talents like Bob Geldof, Zak Starkey, Stephen Hawking and the artists formerly known as the KLF. His deep understanding of post-production allows him to create smart, economic workflows from the shoot to final delivery, whether for cinema, broadcast or online.

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

Executive producer David Wilson has recently delivered long-format and series programming for broadcast, on-demand and digital channels such as Channel 4, Red Bull Media House, Amazon and Netflix, including Humans, The End of the F***ing World and The List. He also produced a feature documentary about Peter Sellers with BBC Two, which aired recently.

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 is best-known for shooting music videos and documentaries for the world’s biggest artists, as well as being DoP for Channel 4’s Father Ted and directing four seasons of Irish comedy drama Killinascully. His short film SatNav, produced by 1185 Films, has been selected by a number of film festivals

Award-winning producer and line producer Frankie Gouliardon is a highly experienced team leader who is endlessly versatile with a keen eye for detail. She has worked for a host of UK production companies and productions from all over the world who wish to film in the UK and Europe. She’s currently developing a TV series called Extraordinary Women with 1185 Films.

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

Award-winning director and writer Gavin Knight cut his teeth making Equinox science films for Channel 4 and Arena documentaries for the BBC. He excels in creating compelling stories using documentary, drama and humour; and is equally inspired directing big studio projects as shooting small documentaries in remote locations with his own kit and local crews. 

Seasoned, well-regarded editor and DoP Ernie Pay has edited dozens of films and documentaries for Discovery, Dispatches for C4 and ITN. He was an editor for 30 years in broadcast news for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and more. 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