There are several companies and freelancers based in the UK, and also directly in London, that have prior experience of working with Indian productions. You can also hire personnel from the Production Guild's free availability service. These are listed below in three categories:
- Companies with Indian Production Experience (Insurance, Location Managing/Line Producing and Other)
- Freelancers with Indian Production Experience
- Hiring a Line Producer from the Production Guild
Please note: Film London recommends that you conduct your own references for any of the companies/freelancers listed in this section.
Line Producer/Location Manager
Member of The Guild of Location Managers
Tel: +44 (0)7833 772 722
Credits: Mr Fraud (Shri Ashtavinayak Cinevision, 2006), Bhagam Bhaag (Shri Ashtavinayak Cinevision, 2006), Salaam-e-ishq (Orion MAD Pictures, 2006), Provoked (Private Moments Ltd, 2006), Backwaters (2006)
Line Producer/Location Manager
Tel: +44 (0)118 931 1091 / +44 (0)7798 911 543
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Credits: Bhoothnath Returns (Line Producer) 2014; Kirpaan: The Sword of Honour (Line Producer) 2014; Yamla Pagla DeeWana 2 (2013); Podaa Poi (Line Producer) 2012; Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 (2013, Sunny Super Sound, YPD Films), Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (2012, Jar Pictures, UTV Motion Pictures), Podaa Podi(2012, Gemini Film Circuit International Inc.), Mr Bhatti on Chutti (2011, Tulip Films), Dev D (2009, UTV Motion Pictures), Telling Lies (2008, Moonlight Entertainment), Provoked: A True Story (2006), Babul (BR Films, 2006), Bhagum Bhag (Shri Ashtavinayak Cinevision, 2006), Ramji Londonwale (Cee (I) TV Entertainment Ltd, 2005) Baghban (BR Films, 2003), Pyar Ishq Aur Mohabbat (Trimurti Films, 2000).
Tel: +44 (0)7868 753 509
Credits: Thaandavam (Production Manager) 2012; Madras Town (Production Manager) 2010; Aap Ki Khatir (Venus Films Pvt Ltd, 2006), Cheeni Kum (UK Film Productions Ltd, 2006)
Assistant Director/Producer/Production Manager
Tel: +44 (0)20 7732 1312 / +44 (0)7859 926 709
Credits: Namastey London (Block Buster Films, 2006), Appidi Poodu (Shri sai ram arts, 2006), Eshawari (Pulse Media Ltd, 2006)
Location Manager/Production Manager
Tel: +44 (0)7708 089 033
Credits: Pudsey the Movie (Location Manager) 2013; Second Coming (Location Manager) 2013; London (Inspired Movies), Take Three Girls (Inspired Movies), Exitz (Inspired Movies), Red Mercury (Insipred Movies)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7221 8592 / +44 (0)7941 759 140
Fax: +44 (0)20 7221 8592
Credits: How I Live Now (Location Manager) 2013; Love Matters (Location Manager) 2013; Robin Hood (Location Scout) 2010; Red Mercury (Inspired Movies)
Production Manager/Location Manager/Location Scout
Tel: +44 (0)7956 222162
Credits: 1 (Location Manager) 2014; Desi Boyz (Location Manager) 2011; Ra.One (Location Manager second unit) 2011; The Last Seven (Location Manager) 2010; Housefull (location Manager) 2010; House Full (Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment), London Romance (Himalaya Films), Chikku Bukku,Thillu Mullu, RA One
Tel: 07973 961 718
Credits: Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (Yash Raj 2006), Hattrick (UTV 2006), Provoked (CITV 2005); Backwaters (CITV 2005)
Tel: +44 (0) 208 866 6680 +44 (0) 7956 894 364
Credits: Housefull 3 (Nadiadwala Grandson 2015), Krrish 2 (Fimkraft 20011), Star Plus's Hrithik's (Just Dance 2011), I Can't Think Straight (2008), Haan Maine Bhi Pyar Kiya UK premiere (Shree Krishna International 2002), Pyar Kiya Nahin Jaata (Satyashwami Entertainment Pvt. Ltd 2002)
Incoming productions should purchase the necessary insurance for filming in the UK from India. A company that can assist you with this is:
Marsh India Private Limited
Contact: P Balasubramaniam, VP - Technical
3C, 3rd Floor, Rainbow Arcade,
No.22, Thayagaraya Road,
T.Nagar, Chennai - 600 017
Mobile: + 91 98 8405 0044
Phone: +91 44 4260 4930
Fax: +91 44 4212 8625
AK Film Services International Ltd
Contact: Kay Ram
Tel: +44 (0)1753 683 339 / +44 (0)7909 881 199
Fax: +44 (0)1753 684 317
Web: www.akfilmservices.com / www.kay-express.co.uk
Credits: It Could Be You (Vita Corporation, 2005), King of Bollywood (Idream Production, 2003), Khabi Kushi Khabie Gham (Dharma Productions, 2000)
AK Film Services provide everything you might need for your film shoot anywhere in UK. Based in London, the company has been established for many years. To date AK Film Services has helped many feature films, TV dramas, commercials and pop promos. All business is transacted in accordance with BIFA 2005 terms.
Kaybee Pictures Ltd
Contact: Niks Vaja (Company Director)
Tel: +44 (0) 7956288375
Credits: Aisa des hai Mera (Sidhant Cinevision - Sony TV, 2006), Time Bomb (Maya Movies - Star Plus, 2005), Aashiq Bechara (Shehnaz Films, 2005), Sambar Salsa (Kaybee Pictures, 2005), L.O.C. (Eagle Films - Zee TV, 2004).
Kaybee Pictures Ltd is a division of the film production company Kaybee Ltd that employs the same expertise that it uses for its own feature films to offer a full or part line producing service. Apart from sourcing crew, equipment, catering, transport and accommodation, Kaybee Pictures Ltd also has a location services, casting and extras services and a music production department. They can take up a whole project from pre-production management to the final delivery, with expertise and a base in both the UK and India.
Contact: Sid Sarkar/ Sarbari Sikdar
Tel: +44 (0) 7877882862/ +44 (0) 7877703460
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Credits: Mubarakan (Hindi 2017), Sachin - A Billion Dream (2015), Housefull 3 (Hindi, 2015), The Bongs Again (Bengali, 2016), Badshah (Bengali, 2016), Prem Ki Bujhini (Bengali, 2016), Shikari (Bengali, 2016), White (Malayalam, 2015), Nannaku Prematho (Telegu, 2015), Loveshhuda (Hindi, 2015), Aashiqui (Bengali, 2015).
Full service line production, location scouting and location management for feature films, TV, commercials, music, videos, documentary. They provide all logistic support from arranging crew, camera and light equipment, steadycam/gimbal/drones, post facilities, hotels, casting, catering and transport for filming in London and all over UK.
Fourview Films Ltd
Contact: Simon Cullen
Mobile: +44 (0)7476 413 003
Credits: Yamla Pagla Deewana 2, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Tezz, Teri Meri Kahaani, Housefull 2, Cocktail, Desi Boys, Someday, R A One, Patiala House, Jhootha Hi Sahi, Soul of Melody, London Dreams, Love AAJ Kal, Bhagham Bhag, Mr Fraud.
Fourview Films provide a complete production service throughout the UK and Europe. Line Production, Location Management, Unit Management, Transport: Technical - Crew - Artist, Equipment Hire, Facilities, Catering: Asian - European, Security:SIA Certified - Artist - Location, Procurement
Contact: Sudip Roy
Tel: +44 (0) 208 866 6680 +44 (0) 7956 894 364
Credits: Housefull 3 (Nadiadwala Grandson 2015), Krrish 2 (Fimkraft 20011), Star Plus's Hrithik's (Just Dance 2011), I Can't Think Straight (2008), Haan Maine Bhi Pyar Kiya UK premiere (Shree Krishna International 2002), Pyar Kiya Nahin Jaata (Satyashwami Entertainment Pvt. Ltd 2002).
Sudip Roy has over 20 years of experience in UK Media industry as a Bollywood consultant and line producer. Apart from being a line producer for both Indian and English films works with the biggest names in Indian television namely, Star, Zee and Sony and can also organise the necessary PR and marketing along with premieres for your films in the UK.
Simy Art Enterprises
Contact: Ashwani Kumar Chopra
Tel: +44 (0)118 931 1091
Credits: Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 (2013, Sunny Super Sound, YPD Films), Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (2012, Jar Pictures, UTV Motion Pictures), Podaa Podi (2012, Gemini Film Circuit International Inc.), Mr Bhatti on Chutti (2011, Tulip Films), Dev D (2009, UTV Motion Pictures), Telling Lies (2008, Moonlight Entertainment), Provoked: A True Story (2006), Babul (BR Films, 2006), Bhagum Bhag (Shri Ashtavinayak Cinevision, 2006), Ramji Londonwale (Cee (I) TV Entertainment Ltd, 2005) Baghban (BR Films, 2003), Pyar Ishq Aur Mohabbat (Trimurti Films, 2000).
Offering services in the UK and Europe, including Line Production and locations advice. Simy Art Enterprises can also help source accommodation, transport, lighting equipment, camera equipment and crew. Members of BAFTA, Royal Society of Arts and Equity.
Sunny Surani Limited London
Contact: Sunny Surani (Line Producer)
Mobile: +44 (0)79 4009 4444
Credits: Housefull 4 (2018), Mental Hai Kya (2018), Amaavas (2018), Badla (2019), Love Otsavam (2017), Judwaa 2 (2017), Rustom (2016), Housefull 3 (2015), Shandaar (2015), Romeo Vs Juliet (2015), Cocktail (2012), Desi Boyz (2011), Patiala House (2011)
We provide one stop solution to our clients. We offer services such as Accounting and Executive Producer, Line Producer, Production Manager, Audits, Arts, Props & Sets, Bespoke Events, Costumes, Casting, Catering, Dancers, Film Distribution, Facilities Vehicles, Equipment’s & Cameras, Film Promotion & PR, Flights & Hotels, Insurances, Film Crew, Locations, Legal Advisor, Visa & Immigration, Pre-production, Production, Post-production, Security, Tax Rebates and Transportation.
UK Film Productions Ltd
Contact: David Choudhry
Tel: +44 (0)7868 753 509 / +44 (0)7896 575 636
Credits: Aap Ki Khatir (Venus Films, 2006), Bye Bye Goodbye (2006), Kaise Kahe (2006), Speed (Raftaar, 2005), Cheeni Kum (2006)
UK Film Productions offer full production services in the UK, including line production, locations and permissions. They also provide accommodation, full catering facilities, transport, lighting equipment, camera equipment, UK artists and extras for your film.
Tel: +44 (0)20 8399 1824 / +44 (0)7737 848 725
Credits: London Dreams (Percept Pictures), Meridian (Seven Islands and a Coconut Tree), Maharaj Duleep Singh (Creative Vision Films)
C-Atomic Media is a production company which also specialises in freelance work - providing fully equipped art and wardrobe departments to cater for films, TV, pop promos and dramas. They actively encourage Bollywood productions to utilise their creative department, providing additional services such as Line Production.
Diva Entertainments Ltd / Honey's Dance Academy
Contact: Rabs Patel
Tel: +44 (0)20 8590 8050 / +44 (0)7956 360 506
Web: www.divaentertainments.com / www.honeysdanceacademy.com
Credits: Merchants of Bollywood (2006), Bride and Predjudice (2005), Indian Babu (Himalaya Films, 2004), Khabi Kushi Khabie Gham (Dharma Productions 2000), Mohabbatein (Yashraj Films, 1999)
Diva Entertainments Ltd is an established company with experience in providing all services for Bollywood and mainstream shoots, events and assignments. They can provide a wide array of services from artist provision (actors, dancers from the acclaimed Bollywood dance school Honey's Dance Academy) to choreographers.
Tel: +44 (0) 871 226 2151
Credits: Hat Trick (UTV Productions, 2006), Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (Yash Raj Productions, 2006), Bhagum Bhag (Shri Ashtavinayak Cinevision, 2006), Umar (Green Park Movies, 2005), Provoked (Cee I TV, 2005)
Dynamite Models is a model agency who can provide artists from all walks of life for the film and TV industry. They have a vast database of artists comprising of extras/supporting and featured artists, models, actors and entertainers. They also have a 1,000 sq ft studio space which is ideal for castings and auditions. As well as an in-house team of graphic designers, photographers and make-up artists - all of which can provide a one-stop-shop for productions of every size.
Contact: David Rauch
Tel: +44 (0)870 625 2912 / +44 (0)7949 780 515
Fax: +44 (0)20 8400 2913
First Tiger LLP, with offices in London and Mumbai, specialises in locating temporary, serviced and permanent accommodation for a wide range of clients, as well as introducing film companies to potential location sites and offering support in visa applications and work permits.
Contact: Mike Bates (Office) / Mike Stringer (Workshop)
Tel: +44 (0)1277 632 539 / +44 (0)113 217 1300
Fax: +44 (0)113 217 1300 (workshop only)
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Credits: Dhoom2 (Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd, 2006), Guru (Madras Talkies, 2006), Gandhi, My Father (Anil Kapoor Film Company, 2006), Creep (Dan Films, 2004), The Return of the King (New Line Cinema, 2003)
Hybrid create and supply special make-up effects for the film, TV and media sectors. Using an in house researched silicone prosthetic material, Hybrid specialise in realistic and close-up filmable make-up work. From script breakdown, Photoshop character design work to dedicated production supervisors and full on set crew, they offer a fully tailored service. Full credit list available on request.
Contact: Naila Mughal
Tel: +44 (0)7983 534 113
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.nailamughal.com / www.nailamughalartistes.com
Credits: No 7 Welcome to London (2009), The Infidel? (2009), Dance Premiere League (2009), 0-800 Love (2009), Veer (2009), Kaun Bola (2008), Naughty at Forty (2008), Shoot on Sight (2007), Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007), I See You ( 2006)
Naila Mughal offers a variety of film production services. As well as supplying competitive rates for production equipment, hotels, transport, security, catering, wardrobe and props, Naila Mughal is able to provide basic crew - including Line Producers, Location Managers and Runners. The company also has a specialist branch dealing with talent, from actors to walk-ons, from dancers to entertainers.
Rashmi Dattani - eGold
Contact: Rashmi Dattani
Tel: +44 (0)20 8203 4227
Mobile: +44 (0)7962 258 859
Fax: +44 (0)20 8203 6054
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Credits: Bhagum Bhag (Shri Ashtavinayak Cinevision, 2006)
Providing Value Added Tax (VAT) reclaim services for overseas film companies filming on location in the UK and EEC. Reclaiming VAT on expenses can reduce costs by up to 20% making a big difference to the overall filming budget. Additional services of company formation, budget management and reporting. Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Contact: Gautami Trivedi
Tel: +44 (0)7787 576 422
Fax: +44 (0)20 8868 2896
Credits: Sambar Salsa (Kaybee Pictures), Dulha Mil Gaya (Vivek Vaswani Productions / Insight Productions), Kaise Kahe (Siddhesh Productions)
SG Films Ltd is a one stop shop for film production (pre-production to final print), marketing and events management.
Contact: Amanda Swanne
Tel: +44 (0)20 7440 5041 / 5042
The Spotlight was founded in 1927 and has since become world-famous for its casting directories. Today over 30,000 performers appear in the book and internet versions of Spotlight, including actors and actresses, child artists, presenters and stunt artists. They offer a comprehensive online casting service, including a breakdown service which allows casting directors to send briefs to over 500 UK-based agents. They also have two fully-equipped casting studios which allow them to post entire sessions online within minutes, so directors / clients can remain in their office in India and watch a casting session take place in real-time.
We Are Find UK Ltd
Contact: Paul Manwaring / Martin Wady
Tel: +44 (0)207 9934 000
find is a London based Production Service and Location Management company. We have over 25 years experience of filming across the UK. A one stop shop to cater for your project, from budgeting; producing; providing a location manager & access to our online location library. The overseas projects that we have worked on include independent films, studio movies, tv commercials, tv dramas and pop promos. We are passionate about what we do. We are find.
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The Production Guild is the leading industry association representing and serving the production management and production accounting sector.
They run a free availability service for all incoming producers. If you are looking for a line producer you can send a request by emailing email@example.com or call 01753 651 767. The Production Guild will send you a full and current list of members directly to you.
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