“The Bottle Yard Studios is a Grade A facility with both excellent offices and a huge variety of stages – and an engaged and understanding support team to look after us. There’s a terrifically strong talent base here in Bristol so the crew were predominantly local, which is as it should be. This is the fifth production I’ve shot in here and I’ll be back again very soon. Couldn’t be better.”

Benjamin Greenacre, Line Producer - Fortitude (Sky Atlantic)
“Being at The Bottle Yard enabled us to do justice to what we wanted to keep from the original show, whilst at the same time pushing it forward in the places we felt there was an opportunity to. Not only did we have the space to build a maze that’s bigger and better than before, we could also navigate two jibs and a technocrane around the four Zones and the Dome. The Studios’ infrastructure was also real gamechanger, with workshops, gallery facilities and production offices all close by.

“From day one the whole Bottle Yard team were so enthusiastic about us being here. When making a show like this, there are so many logistical challenges to overcome under tight schedules and it makes a world of difference to work in a place where you know people have got your back.”

Neale Simpson, Exec Producer - The Crystal Maze (Channel 4)
“We knew from the early location scouts that the natural scenic beauty of the area was a good fit for the production, but seeing the facilities at The Bottle Yard and discovering there was such an strong infrastructure already in place made the decision to shoot [The White Princess] in Bristol an easy one.”
Karen Bailey, SVP Original Programming (STARZ)
“With our Broadchurch world well and truly established in the South West, Bristol was the perfect production base. Better still, The Bottle Yard not only enabled us the ability to house our production offices, studio and storage under one roof, it is also located brilliantly for access when filming in central Bristol or indeed the outskirts. The Bottle Yard team have been reachable and supportive every step of the way, and above all have made us feel incredibly at home in Bristol.

“When navigating your way through the many challenges of producing eight hours of scripted drama, it’s so important to weigh up every logistical aspect of the production, in order to give yourselves the best chance of achieving high standards. I can without a doubt say that our set up at The Bottle Yard helped us hugely and I very much hope to return there with work in the not too distant future.”

Dan Winch, Producer - Broadchurch, Series Three (ITV)
“With multiple studios, including a full green screen stage, prop storage and construction, The Bottle Yard Studios provides the best studio facilities in the West country. [Fiona’s] understanding of the film industry makes her team flexible and proactive, a valuable asset to any production. The studio areas are spacious and easily facilitated with an excellent choice of 3rd party companies on site and in the surrounding area that can supplement almost every department. Virtually any location that you can think of can be found within an hour of The Bottle Yard Studios and Bristol Film Office has great local knowledge and do everything they can to assist with finding locations and supporting filming. All of this combined with Bristol’s and the West’s ample supply of good and highly experienced crew, contributed to the choice of using The Bottle Yard Studios an easy one.”
Gareth Williams, Producer - Crazyhead (E4 / Netflix)
“We chose The Bottle Yard Studios as they had great spaces for our set builds, gave us outstanding access to Cornwall where we filmed over the summer and are increasingly a thriving production centre which made it a really good base for the Poldark team.”
Eliza Mellor, Producer - Poldark, Series One (BBC One)
“The Bottle Yard Studios was the perfect place for us to base Wolf Hall. It was convenient for our locations across the West of England and the adaptable space allowed us all the flexibility and facilities we need.”
Mark Pybus, Producer - Wolf Hall (BBC Two)
“It’s been great shooting in and around Bristol and at The Bottle Yard Studios. Everyone has been incredibly welcoming and helpful.”
Sue Vertue, Producer - Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (BBC One)
“We decided to base Galavant at The Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol because we were confident we’d get a first class service from Fiona Francombe and her team. The studio is conveniently situated for Bristol and the great locations that surround the city.”
Helen Flint, UK Producer - Galavant (Disney/ABC Studios)
“As a BBC Bristol production it’s great to have a studio here in the city, with the facilities, expertise and space to allow us to fully realise such a complex and ambitious series.”
Adam Oldroyd, Series Producer – Andy’s Prehistoric Adventures (CBeebies)