© Aardman Animations

With over 130 production companies, the creative sector in Bristol & Bath has impressive scale and international reach, with home-grown talent such as Oscar winners Aardman Animations and global players including Strava and Cookpad.

This is supported by a highly collaborative ecosystem, which includes the Global Number 1 University Incubator SETsquared, Pervasive Media Studio, Knowle West Media Centre, The Watershed and The Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications.

Red Planet being filmed. Clapper board in foreground
© Red Planet Pictures

The region hosts one of only three location hubs for the BBC (London, Manchester and Bristol). 

Channel 4 is locating its new creative hub in Bristol. 

Over 800 million people each month watch digital content produced in Bristol & Bath. 

35% of all global natural history television is produced in Bristol & Bath.

Who's here?

  • Aardman Animations
  • BBC & BBC Natural History Unit
  • COMING SOON…Channel 4 Creative Hub
  • The Bottle Yard Studios
  • HP Labs
  • Future Publishing
  • IMDb
  • Complete Control
  • Plimsoll Productions
  • Strava
  • Cookpad
  • Yogscast
  • Silverback Films