About FilmFixer

Screen Shot 2015-09-05 at 11.48.31Our suite of products and services make location filming simple and sustainable, securing benefits for client communities. Devised and delivered by film makers, our offer has grown in line with industry and community demand, as UK filming increases.

We contribute directly to London’s claim as the world’s third busiest centre for filming, behind only Los Angeles and New York. And we direct productions with further requirements into our vast Suffolk portfolio.

Every major London TV and film production has booked into at least one of our client locations over the past five years. We manage efficient, profit-making services for one third of London boroughs as well as Screen Suffolk’s complete solution on behalf of all the nearby county’s district councils.

In London, we manage filming for Camden, Islington, Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, Haringey, Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Kingston, Redbridge, Merton and Sutton.

We manage filming in private locations on behalf of Peabody Estates, Butlers Wharf, Potters Field Park, Millwall Football Club, Danson House and Bexley Heritage Trust, among many others.

Our online library, Locations Hub, boasts around 1,000 locations.

A key plank of our sustainability mission is training and employment for young people in our client boroughs. We work closely with groups including Creative Skillset, Calltime Company and Creative Sparkworks to ensure that local filming translates into job opportunities for young people.

We pioneered online permitting in the UK through our sister company Apply4 Technology. Apply4’s flagship product FilmApp is the global industry standard, servicing film offices around the world, including Atlanta, Georgia and Texas, the UK cities of Liverpool, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff and Bath, and twenty-three London boroughs.

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For media and marketing enquiries please contact Lise Colyer on lise@filmfixer.co.uk. For any resident concerns please contact our 24-hour helpline 07919 002 115.

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“Thanks to your help, thanks to the filmmakers behind Legend and Kingsman: The Secret Service, two of our trainees then went on to work on Mission Impossible 5 for three months, earning £100 a day.

Without that help and the location community funding that FilmFixer generously assigned to our Lottery funded programme “Youth film & Media Skills & Employment Training Course”, the trainees could not have succeeded half as well as they did.

All our trainees were inspired by the first visit from Andrew Pavord and Vicki Allen of Calltime Company, which Vicki then built on with her two short training courses on how to work as runners and marshals. The inclusion of inspirational speakers who had worked their way up from runners to directors in the industry, made a terrific impact on all the trainees.

The follow-up calls to work sealed the deal and we had a group of confident and reasonably competent young people who were then able to respond to a substantial paid filming commission for their annual big fun day event for the Ethelred Tenants Management Organization; as well as to a range of other paid local filming jobs.

All these trainees achieved paid work placements within nine months of the course; 90% worked as marshals and runners on at least two feature films. Eighty per cent of our trainees have progressed on to opportunities including the following: further or higher education in foundation art, stage and film technical lighting, filming West Ham FC for Sky Sports, independent filming for youth mental health group, editing the WellLondon Vauxhall Gardens Estate documentary, interior retail designer for 198 Gallery, cameraman for Creative Sparkworks commissions for Ethelred Estate and Vauxhall Gardens Estate, director for Healthy Minds anti-bullying childrens’ training film, volunteer for youth and community work for Southbank Mosaics Waterloo.”

– Sylvia Edwards, Lambeth-based Creative Sparkworks