A BRIEF HISTORY

Mike Stevenson

We have been producing since 1995. It all started when I was on the management team at Ealing Studios back in the 1990's and I had one of the first small vinyl cutting machines in my office in the White House for making signs for the studio site. Jeremy Johns, who at the time was the location manager on 'Thieftakers' a cop drama based at the studios, saw the machine and then gave me a drawing of a unit sign (I'd never seen one before, maybe this was where they started?) and then asked for 40 or so! Of course Jeremy is still in the business and is now working as a Production/Unit Manager and Producer on major movies Star Wars, Bond franchise and many more... Thank you Jeremy!

 

Sadly Ealing Studios went into receivership in 1995 but a few of us stayed on (Back in action soon after and booming today with new owners) and my part time sign making sideline morphed into a full-time business in 2002 which to this day is busy thanks to hundreds of Location Managers, Unit Managers and Production Manager clients in the UK Film & TV industry working around the world.

 

Since moving out of my workshop in Shepperton Studios back in 2007 after 5 years it was suggested by my eldest son Luke who started in the film business as a runner when I was at Ealing - and has moved up the ladder on many films since - said move down to the sunshine coast with the business to the beach!  (Look at our contacts page to see the beach!) My wife Elaine then came on board full-time and we now have an office/workshop in Eastbourne's Old Town. Then in 2019/20 my Step daughter Samantha and partner Harry joined us full time and thanks to FedEx you all get the signs next day before noon - much quicker than those old studio days!

CREDITS

We have supplied Location and Production Managers on over 3,000 productions, spanning Film, TV, Commercials and many of the major studios with site signage.

Since 1995 we have worked with many film & TV productions sending signs all over the world including: 

 

Film Productions...

  • 1917

  • Fast & Furious

  • Rocketman

  • The Good Liar

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

  • Mary Poppins returns

  • Dumbo

  • Downton Abbey

  • Bond

  • Harry Potter

  • Star Wars

  • Tarzan

  • Marvel Comics series

  • Pirates of the Caribbean

  • Batman series

  • The Danish Girl

  • The Lady In the Van

  • Ad Fab: The Movie

  • Bridget Jones Diary

  • Best Marigold Hotel 1 & 2

  • Monuments Men

  • My Week with Marilyn

  • Thor: The Dark World

  • Clash of the Titans

  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

  • Alice Thru the Looking Glass

  • Bourne

  • Mama Mia

  • Mr Bean

  • Les Miserables

  • Da Vinci Code

  • X-Men

  • Rush

  • World War Z

  • Dads Army

  • Paddington Bear

  • Snow White and the Huntsman

  • Night at the Museum 3

  • National Treasure

  • Ronin 47

  • The Kings Speech

  • Nanny McPhee

  • Captain Phillips

  • National Treasure

  • Tinker,Tailor,Soldier,Spy

  • The Secret Service

  • Testament of Youth

  • The Theory of Everything

  • The Curse of Hendon

  • Johnny English 1 & 2

  • Gullivers Travels

  • Cinderella

  • Brighton Rock

  • Love Actually

  • I Give it a Year

  • Philomena

  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

  • Notting Hill

  • John Carter Mars

  • Wolfman

  • Dark Shadows

  • Sex in the City 2

and many many more.....

TV Production Companies....

     

  • BBC Drama

  • ITV Studios

  • Sky TV

  • HBO

  • Kudos

  • La Plante

  • Shine

  • Mammoth Screen

  • Objective

  • Left Bank Pictures

  • Red

  • Netflix

  • Tiger Aspect

  • Endemol UK

  • HatTrick

  • Hartswood

  • Company Pictures

  • FremantleMedia UK

  • Carnival

  • Avalon

  • Baby Cow

  • Bwark

  • Bentley

  • Big Talk

   TV Productions.....

​    The Crown

    Pennyworth Series 1 & 2

  • Killing Eve

  • Game of Thrones

  • 24

  • Downton Abbey

  • The Night Manager

  • Great Expectations

  • Luther

  • Humans

  • Grantchester

  • The Tunnel

  • The Bletchley Circle

  • Broadchurch

  • Babylon

  • Father Brown

  • Doc Martin

  • Black Mirror

  • Sherlock

  • Elementary

  • An Inspector Calls

  • Mr Selfridge

  • Line of Duty

  • New Blood

  • Death in Paradise

  • Wolfhall

  • Fortitude

  • Poldark

  • Life on Mars

  • Eastenders

  • Casualty

  • Birds of a Feather

  • Doctor Who

  • Call The Midwife

  • Spooks

  • Prime Suspect

  • New Tricks

  • Lewis

  • Skins

  • Endeavour

  • Waking The Dead

  • Silent Witness

  • Midsomer Murders

  • Poirot

  • Miss Marple

  • Bad Girls

  • Foyles War

      and many many more....