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LOCATIONS

Multi-use shoot, build and base spaces for feature film, high end TV and photographic requirements. From office blocks, educational facilities, hospitals to government buildings, country estates and woodlands

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PRODUCTION

Offices, prop storage and warehouses for short, medium and long-term use. With London production office spaces in East, West, Central and North London we can provide ready to use office accommodation with great connections to third party suppliers and a trusted network of support personnel

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EVENTS

Sourcing unique venue spaces with a pedigree in facilitating large corporate functions, international fashion shows and product launches. We evaluate potential spaces often uncovering locations not perceived as event space or off radar to the corporate event market

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INCOME FOR PROPERTY OWNERS

We proactively promote properties to the Film TV and Events industry for short term use on behalf of owners, landlords and tenants. Production companies will usually occupy office space for several months whilst a film or TV drama is being made. Actual filming activity can range from one or two days to a long “hold” where a production will return to film on many days over several months.

We deal with the pricing,  carrying out of recces, licensing, schedules of condition and invoicing to make it as easy and hassle free for our property partners to derive income from their empty buildings; we can also work with partially occupied properties. We invoice the production companies before they take occupation and usually monthly thereafter then invoice the property owner less our commission.

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Team

“You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!” - Michael Caine, The Italian Job (1969)

Andrew Reed

BSc MRICS

Head of Acquisitions

Andrew is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and experienced commercial property agent.

Film fan and petrol head, he’s also a part time film and TV extra, immersing himself in large-scale productions including ‘Darkest Hour’, ‘The Crown’, ‘Jack Ryan’, and ‘No Time To Die’. Taking his interest in property and passion for film, he now combines the two by sourcing commercial and residential property with a view to getting it seen on camera.

Andrew’s mission at Area4 is to secure our incredible property locations and corporate partnerships, and he works closely with the film team to secure creative tenancies in traditionally corporate spaces.

“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads”- Christopher Lloyd, Back To The Future (1985)

Sam Parkinson

Head of Business Development

If it’s passion for the creative studio environment then Sam’s your man, from sourcing production office space and prop stores to unit bases and costume workshops.

With a background in studio management Sam’s worked on countless productions and understands the related processes, taking projects from early development to completion. His impressive network of clients and contacts means he’s up on best practice and has great insight and production intelligence.

Sam works closely with Producers, Location Managers and Property Owners on high-level negotiations to secure short, medium and long-term production space.He knows what works and what doesn’t when it comes to creative property environments and has experience of working with productions such as “Mission Impossible”, “Gangs of London” and “Killing Eve”.

"Oh, don’t be ridiculous Andrea; everybody wants this. Everybody wants to be us."- Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Joshua Richmond-Hedger

Head of Filming

Josh has experience of putting together complex shoots for commercials, television dramas and feature films at a vast array of locations and has worked extensively with productions such as ‘Bodyguard’, ‘Mission Impossible’, ‘Fast & Furious’, ‘Gangs of London’, ‘Killing Eve’ and Alex Rider’ on their location requirements.

A unique blend of expertise with endless enthusiasm, his love for filmmaking and property knowledge mean he’s perfect for liaising with Production Companies, Location Managers, Property Owners and Corporate Partners, as well as managing film operations across the Area4 portfolio

Josh graduated at the University of Leeds with a BA in Television Production.

“Hey You Guys!”- Sloth, The Goonies (1985)

Helen Tarrant

Head of Events & Social Media

Helen is our ultimate adaptive guru with a wealth of corporate events under her belt.

She loves finding the weird and wonderful and can deliver pre-production, venue management, budget control, experiential logistics and project management.

Approachable and dedicated, with the experience to do whatever is required to make your event a success, she’s on top of trends – event hot topics, venue rates, supply and demand for style of venue and location.

With a passion for new locations, she knows what new event locations to look out for.

Previous clients have included London Fashion Week, Burberry, Hermes, Nike, Converse, RIBA, Argos, The Mail on Sunday, Babcock and Tefal.

“I’m disinclined to acquiesce to your request, means ‘No!’." - Captain Barbossa, Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)

Connie Brister

Property Coordinator

After completing her Master of Science, Connie gained four years of ultra-high net worth property management experience.  She is no stranger to high demands.  Looking after large, elegant properties in London, she learnt how to work under huge pressure whilst maintaining the best results and always thriving on attention to detail.  She has worked with clients, landlords, contractors and property consultants.

She has an interest in the TV and movie industry and has completed a course in script writing that she hopes to use one day.

When she has a few spare moments, she is riding her horse who is a happy hacker, or playing some pretty bad tennis…

“How very.” - Winona Ryder, Heathers (1988)

Kathryn Doyle

Administrative Gaffer

Kathryn is the one that holds it all together as she oversees the administrative side of the business and brings together her knowledge of the property world, passion for TV and organisational skills.

Kathryn has a background in the property industry with nearly 20 years’ experience working for agents, landlords and developers on small and large scale projects with involvement in areas including: property management, design, sales and marketing, lease negotiation and office management.

Kathryn has a degree in English from the University of Kent and has also been an extra in a film.

"Damn, I hate being a foregone conclusion" - Rene Russo as Catherine Banning, Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

Nina Sebastiane

Locations Coordinator

TV & Radio Producer, Broadcaster, Yoga Teacher, Business Owner and Mother of 2 teenage girls – all the roles that have given her the perfect training ground for ensuring that everything runs smoothly on your shoot. With over 20 years experience in music and television, she is the extra pair of hands on set that guarantee things go to plan – even when they don’t.

When not on set, you’ll find her walking her dogs, helping develop young music talent and occasional volunteering for the local food-bank.

“Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.” - Gone With the Wind.

Suzanne Finighan

Locations Coordinator

With over 20 years experience of working for the BBC, primarily as a multi-camera TV studio director on a live Saturday morning show, Suzanne brings a wealth of knowledge to your shoot.   She has always loved the world of film and theatre which has inspired her to become a part-time film extra and also to gain a child performer’s chaperone licence.

House renovations and interior design have also played a big part in her life and working on a variety of film locations for Area4 is a dream combination of both worlds.

Suzanne’s a runner, of the athletic variety. Pilates and ballet are also big passions.

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