From the Oscar-winning Aardman Productions to the creators of the chart-topping game Plague Inc., the creative industries in Bristol & Bath have a significant cultural impact. Over 800 million people each month watch digital content produced in Bristol & Bath, and 35% of all global natural history television is produced here.
[Dramatic instrumental music plays in the background] The video shows different footage of productions made out of the South West including Our Planet, Rebecca, Bridgerton, Robin Robin.
Dr Amy Frost, Senior Curator No.1 Royal Crescent "Featuring in a show, as watched, as influential as Bridgerton has been incredible, we've definitely seen an increase in visitors following other programme and films that Bath has featured in"
Monty Hill, Co-Founder, Eco Shoots "The kind of impact Netflix has had across the region has been massive really, from hotel bookings to restaurant reservations, through to crew bookings, and supply connections as well."
Harry Bret, Owner, Courtyard Café "We had all the cast and crew down for three to four days over a period of two months. They all came down, they all had coffees and teas, they hung out here, this was their sort of relax area"
Dr Amy Frost, Senior Curator No.1 Royal Crescent "If we can get young people interested in Georgian history, in Bath as a city, in our museums, it makes the work that we do as a sector in the South West relevant. That's extraordinary".
Showcasing some of the fantastic productions made out of the South West including Our Planet, Rebecca, Bridgerton, Robin Robin.
The Bristol & Bath region has a particularly strong print and digital publishing sector. According to NESTA, the activity of the publishing sector in Bath is twice the UK average. Major publishers such as Future, Anthem Publishing, Mediaclash, and ShiftActive Media are based in the city.
Bristol & Bath features a growing and diverse gaming sector, including developers specialising in animation, publishing, VR and AR. The developers behind some of the most popular games work in the region, including Plague Inc. developer Ndemic Creations . The regional sector also includes the non-profit Bristol Games Hub, as well as the media and entertainment companies Network N and Yogscast , respectively.
The region benefits from a wealth of expertise in post-production, editing, animation and augmented and virtual realities (AR and VR). Companies of all types and sizes are based here – from start-ups, scale-ups, and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to global brands. Some global names include Strava, Cookpad, Buro Happold, and the designers of the Garden of the Bay Giants Associates.