02 May 2013
ExCeL London's main goal is to raise brand awareness amongst location and production managers and boost their profile in the film, music and broadcasting industries. For The Collective it's a great opportunity to increase an already vast portfolio of locations and grow their client base.
James Rees, Executive Director, ExCeL London said: "ExCeL London is a contemporary venue located in East London which spreads over a 100-acre waterfront site and provides 100,000m2 of flexible space that can accommodate all production needs. Although we have an extensive track record with location shoots and filming, this strategic move is aimed at increasing our portfolio and reputation as a preferred choice for all production companies. All our spaces have their own appeal and capabilities to adapt in order to accommodate even the most challenging creative brief. Because of the size, as well the diversity of the spaces, the venue can be used several times in the same production which is a great solution when it comes to cost and time management."
ExCeL London's location is also one of the unique selling points as it offers a wide range of backdrops from industrial to modern city views with contemporary architecture and London landmarks. Additionally the venue is situated in a secluded area, with private roads and zones that can be easily closed off in order to guarantee discretion, exclusivity and no interruptions to the production team.
JT, Producer, CATCH FILMS commented: "The whole team at ExCeL London were easy to work with from the start - as communication and a fast turnaround was key to our production. We were a very demanding crew with several last minute recces of the site.
At times we needed unlimited access to the site with two major music artists involved, plus 4 trucks of lights and film equipment to move in and out within a short 18 hour day. I'd thoroughly recommend shooting at ExCeL London to anyone and can't wait for the opportunity to film there again as there are so many great locations under one roof."