About Kennington Film StudiosThe History behind Kennington Film Studios…
About our Film Studios
Kennington Film Studios has always been a film production company incorporating a film / TV studio business. We opened our first studio in Deptford in 2005, on the second floor of an old carburettor factory right next to Deptford Creek. There was just one stage with an ‘L’-shaped cyc wall but despite its out-of-the-way location and poor sound-proofing, the studio was a great success. Unfortunately the premises couldn’t be extended to cater for our growing headcount and by 2009 somewhere larger and more central was needed. The company moved to the disused site of an old newspaper and magazine distribution depot in Waterloo and created a new studio space there.
It took Kennington Film Studios six months to create Waterloo Film Studios and the four-studio complex became hugely popular with broadcasters, television and commercials production companies alike. We hosted A-list celebrities and musicians, delivered content for sponsors of the 2012 London Olympics, won awards for our own live stream productions, and helped to create a number of memorable TV commercials. Stephen Fry was kind enough to endorse the studios, even crossing swords with our very own Pearl Cotterell in the process! Our production staff numbered 11 people when we moved to Waterloo but by the time the site had been requisitioned for redevelopment five years later, we had grown to 45 people.
We acquired our current studio space at Kennington in 2014. The largest studio had been purpose-built to host shows including Richard & Judy and Saturday Kitchen and Kennington Film Studios’s first very own production here was the BBC’s Food and Drink (Series 3) which aired early in 2015. Now branded Kennington Film Studios, our three studios continue to host television shows with filming for Channel Five’s 100% Hotter (Series 2) completing in September 2017. In between the many television projects we have been busy creating our own increasingly complex VFX projects, TV commercials and live streaming events.
Building new studios
Not only does our day-to-day work involve studio production in all its various forms and guises, but we also have a widely-respected track record of building them in the first place. To date we have built eight studios for our own production work, some involving construction from the ground up. Whether it’s sound-proofing, systems integration, or live broadcast, there’s not much we don’t know and we’re now relied upon to provide a consultancy, design and project management services for custom studio projects around the world.
Find out more about our studio builds.
Meet the Team