Time and Help drives LCR Production Fund Recapitalisation

  • Additional £1m over 12 months for Liverpool Film Office’s LCR Production Fund to attract more high-end productions to the city region.
  • Targets feature films, TV drama, animation and comedy series with investments of between £100K and £500k.
  • Several BBC, C4 and ITV-commissioned projects already supported by the Fund.
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The Depot | Open for business

Liverpool has taken a huge step towards being the UK’s premier production hub, as as its new film & high-end TV drama shoot space opens for business on Monday (4 October).

The Depot comprises two purpose-built, 20,000 sq ft film & TV production units, giving Liverpool the complete package for film producers and  providing a multi-million pound boost to its economy.

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18 new productions in the works | Made in Liverpool

In the twelve months since scripted dramas first embarked on shooting under rigorous new production guidelines, Liverpool has hosted thousands of film crew, and some of the biggest film stars on the planet – and now we get to wait – and watch.

We’ve put a list together of (most) of the productions to have been made in Liverpool City Region between 2020 and 2021 that will be coming to your screens – and cinemas soon.

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Sky Original Funny Girl starring Gemma Arterton starts filming in Liverpool

Production swings into action on an adaption of Nick Hornby’s novel Funny Girl. This Sky Original sees Gemma Arterton step into the shoes of charismatic Barbara Parker.

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First look at Channel 4's Help starring Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham

First look at Help starring Liverpool icons Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham

Channel 4 has today released the first look at Help, a new 1×120’ drama from the BAFTA award-winning writer Jack Thorne (His Dark Materials, National Treasure) and BAFTA award-winning director Marc Munden (The Third Day, Utopia) starring Jodie Comer (Killing Eve, Doctor Foster) and Stephen Graham (Save Me, This is England) and produced by The Forge in association with One Shoe Films with funding and support from Liverpool Film Office through its Liverpool City Region Production Fund.

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Arnold Clark Car and Van Rental and Liverpool Film Office announce sponsorship

Liverpool Film Office has announced its first sponsor which will help strengthen the city’s reputation in the UK’s booming film and TV sector.

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The Depot – Liverpool’s new temporary shooting space tops out

Liverpool’s new purpose built film and TV shoot space has officially been named.

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Liverpool Film Office fires fourth investment in new HETV adaptation of iconic espionage thriller, The Ipcress File

The Ipcress File, featuring the iconic British spy, Harry Palmer, once made famous by Michael Caine, is getting a six-part high-end TV adaptation for ITV, with Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders, Gangs of London) taking on the mantle.

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LCR Production Fund investment into BBC's The Responder featuring Martin Freeman

FILM OFFICE INVESTS IN BBC’s ARRESTING NEW LIVERPOOL CRIME DRAMA; THE RESPONDER

The Responder has secured funding and support from the Liverpool Film Office through the Liverpool City Region Production Fund, using funding from Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Strategic Investment Fund.

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WORK BEGINS ON LIVERPOOL’S FIRST PURPOSE-BUILT FILM STUDIOS

Work has begun on Liverpool’s first purpose built film and high-end TV stages.

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Liverpool continues to make a scene in the film and TV industry

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic bringing the film and TV sector to a standstill, Liverpool still proved a screen hit in 2020 – and took centre stage for one of the UK’s biggest productions of the year.

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Film Office spends Time with acclaimed trio of talent

Liverpool Film Office is supporting celebrated local writer Jimmy McGovern’s return to primetime series drama with an investment in BBC One’s major new production Time, using funding from Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Strategic Investment Fund.

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Film Office supports Liverpool homecoming for stars Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham in Channel 4 Drama ‘Help’ (w/t)

Help (w/t), reunites two of Liverpool’s famed screen talents; Jodie Comer (Killing Eve, Free Guy) and Stephen Graham (Line Of Duty, The Virtues) in their professional homecoming for a one-off, state-of-the-nation drama, to begin filming in Liverpool City Region in early 2021.

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Planning Approved for Liverpool’s Pop-Up Film Studios

Liverpool City Council has received planning approval to create the city’s first purpose built film and high-end TV stages.

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