Amalgam, Location Assist, E Murphy Designs and Precision Cargo Services are the four latest tenants to join the thriving community at The Bottle Yard Studios, further expanding our on-site creative hub.
- Amalgam, a long established Bristol-based model making company offers a one-stop shop for props, scenery, replicas, paint effects and sets to filmmakers across the UK. Their new facility at The Bottle Yard Studios provides exhibition and meeting space, and workshops housing a broad range of technical skills and machinery. Paul Galloway, Amalgam’s Senior Manager said: ‘Our new site at The Bottle Yard Studios gives us a fantastic opportunity to further support the film and TV industry, and to showcase our work. With easy access to the M4 corridor we are ideally situated for a fast turnaround and delivery on any project.’
- Location Assist has been providing security and traffic management to the entertainment industry since 2003 and the company is now one of the market leaders in Film and TV Location Security supplying SIA qualified operatives to film, TV, commercials and music videos. Their new base at The Bottle Yard Studios compliments their headquarters based in Essex. Operations Manager Jason Lampshire said: We’re thrilled to have opened our 2nd outlet at The Bottle Yard Studios and to have a base in the heart of the South West’s booming TV and Film industry.’
- Liz Murphy of E Murphy Designs, a fully self-taught seamstress, has been making costumes as a hobby since 2006 and broke into the TV sector through a chance meeting in 2014 when she was working at the BRI as an administrator. It resulted in a hire as the drape maker on the ‘Galavant’ pilot that was filming at The Bottle Yard Studios. Since then Liz’s career has forged ahead returning for the 1st and 2nd series of the US Network’s hit medieval musical comedy, with her work expanding to include costume making for series 2. “Being based at The Bottle Yard Studios has honestly allowed me to completely change my career and follow my dream, something few people get the chance to do” said Liz. “I have gained valuable insight into how the industry works and met wonderful people and valuable contacts.”
- Precision Cargo Services have been providing all modes of logistics, domestically and internationally, to the Film and TV industry for over 25 years. Operating from London Heathrow, Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Studios Wales and Felixstowe Britons largest sea port, their Bristol outlet gives them a base in all the major creative industry hubs throughout the country. Business Development Manager Justine Williams said: ‘With bases in Pinewood Studios at Iver Heath (HQ) and Shepperton, The Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol was a natural extension to our commitment to serve the West Country and Wales following the opening of our Precision Cardiff facility at Pinewood Cardiff Studios last year.’
Fiona Francombe, Site Director of The Bottle Yard Studios, said: “We are delighted to welcome Amalgam, Location Assist, E Murphy Designs and Precision Cargo to our on-site hub and build on the diverse range of facilities we can offer productions based at The Bottle Yard Studios as well as the region’s wider TV and Film community, and we are confident their presence will strengthen the city’s reputation as a leading film making hub. As supporters of emerging talent we are exceptionally pleased that Elizabeth Murphy, from South Bristol, has joined us. Her first job in TV was at The Bottle Yard Studios Drapier on the pilot for ABC’s ‘Galavant’ and it’s wonderful to see her career going from strength to strength, and to be able to offer work space to a home grown enterprise.”