Christmas in Tower Hamlets – Let It Film! Let It Film! Let It Film!

It’s been a busy time at the Tower Hamlets Film Office, managed by The Film Office. We’ve seen a record amount of filming over the past few months, so here are a few highlights below to bring you a little bit of Christmas cheer!

Xmas Commercials

Firstly a couple of Christmas commercials to get you into the festive spirit! O2 filmed scenes for their new commercial on one of our estates in the borough, transforming the estate into a wintery Christmas wonderland, showing their robot character delivering presents to people at Christmas. Check out the ad below!

Secondly, Argos filmed scenes for their Christmas commercial on 2 estates in the borough: Hereford and Dorset. The production dressed both estates with snow and added a large amount of Christmas lights in post, and i’m sure you’ll agree that Tower Hamlets is the star of show in the advert below!

Ragdoll

From the producers of Killing Eve, comes Ragdoll, a new 6 part series that has recently premiered on Alibi. The series follows the murder of six people who have been dismembered and sewn into the shape of a grotesque body, “The Ragdoll”. The production shot in a variety of productions across the borough including one of our estates in the borough, located in Bethnal Green that was used as a repeat location.

Jacob Hughes-Rodgers, the Film Officer who worked across the show spanning months commented “Its fantastic to have productions of this size across the borough, so we were more than happy to accommodate this shoot on one of our estates in the borough for repeat filming. We manage filming in Tower Hamlets to maximise benefits for the council, its residents and businesses to provide community benefits that extend borough wide, so it was great on this occasion that the production were able to make a donation to a local resident association, in order to fund and support their important community work; improving the daily lives of residents in direct, tangible ways” Check out the trailer below!

Trigger Point

Produced by Jed Mercurio’s (Line of Duty and Bodyguard) HTM Television comes “Trigger Point”, a new six part thriller follows a MET Police Disposal Unit and the officers who risk their lives every day by walking directly in the face of danger. The production shot in a wide variety of locations in the borough over the past year, including street filming across the Mile End area on Bancroft Road and Grove Road.

Check out the trailer below, which star Vicky McClure posted on her Twitter, and look out for the series when it’s due to air next year!

Missing People

Lastly we wanted to highlight a fantastic project we worked on recently in another of our estates. Did you know that every 90 seconds, someone in the UK goes missing?

Pokerstars UK have launched a campaign in conjunction with the charity Missing People to use the reach of the company to help the charity in their mission. The production filmed scenes on the always popular Robin Hood Gardens estate in Poplar, which you can see in the short film below.

For more information on the campaign please follow the link here.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at Tower Hamlets Film Office! We can’t wait to see what exciting projects will come to the borough in the new year!

 

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