Tower Hamlets Round Up!


Lots to report in the last month or two with all manner of shoots taking place on the streets, and in parks and estates of the borough.

TV drama ITV's Mr Selfridge got out their smoke machine in Stepney Green to re-create the atmospheric and foggy streets of early 20th Century London. BBC's Call The Midwife took advantage of The Boundary Estate's (Shoreditch) many period features and transformed it with washing lines, bicycles and yes, you guessed it, just a little bit of fog.

Victoria Park has been as busy as ever with feature film, Pride, commercials for 118 and Diet Coke, music videos, one involving a donkey, giant love hearts and zombies (as you do). Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy set up a carousel in the park for one of their sketches, much to the disappointment of local children when they realised it wasn't for riding.

One Direction caused many hearts to flutter at a photo call near the Brick Lane area and US, British and Italian Vogue have all been taking advantage of the plethora of urban backdrops our streets have to offer for their various editorial shoots.

Feature Film, The Secret Service, deployed itself at The Oval near Cambridge Heath Road to shoot a dramatic car chase sequence. Starring Michael Caine, Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Matthew Vaughn. It is based on the comic book of the same name and is rumoured to feature a long list of 'interesting' cameo's including the likes of Lady Gaga, David Beckham and Elton John (allegedly).

In other news, Film Office has provided assistance for Channel 4's Cardinal Burns and The Midnight Beast, Channel 5 docu- drama, Evidence and BBC's Silent Witness as well as facilitating a commercial for Samsung in The Robin Hood Gardens Estate.

Lots of exciting new private locations have been added to our locations library (warehouses, churches and many more) recently, so browse away. We are waiting to hear about your next project.