Chloe (BBC One/Amazon Prime)
Six-part psychological thriller set in Bristol starring Erin Doherty, Billy Howle, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Jack Farthing, Poppy Gilbert, Akshay Khanna and Brandon Micheal Hall. Becky (Doherty) compares herself to the picture-perfect lives on Instagram, compulsively returning to one account: Chloe’s. However, when Chloe (Gilbert) dies suddenly, Becky’s need to find out how and why leads her to assume a new identity.
Sets were built at The Bottle Yard Studios in Spring 2021 for interiors including lead character Becky’s flat and a Bristol gallery. Production offices, prop stores, make up and costume departments were all based on site, and the Studios’ green screen was also used.
During the 15-week shoot, Bristol Film Office assisted at locations including A Bond Warehouse near Cumberland Basin (the setting for a nightclub), M Shed on Princes Wharf, The Arches industrial estate in St Philips and Picton Street, Montpelier. Numerous other Bristol locations were also used, including the Bristol Marriot Royal Hotel on College Green, the exterior of St George’s Hall on Great George Street, Bristol Beacon, the Royal West Academy on Queen’s Road, The Forge in Colston Yard, Bar 44 in Clifton, Bristol’s harbourside, the Quay Street Diner and a private residence on Fernbank Road in Redland.
Further afield, filming took place at Burnham on Sea, Brean Down, Ston Easton Country Park in Somerset, Penny Brohn National Centre in Pill, Uphill near Weston-super-Mare, Walton Bay and private property in Abbots Leigh.
Taking full advantage of Bristol’s rich cultural scene from the art to music, Chloe featured the work of artists local to the region, including an original score composed by Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) featuring Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Alison Goldfrapp.