Kent Film Office
The Kent Film Office is a Kent
County Council initiative which aims to promote Kent's urban,
industrial and countryside locations as major film and television
venues, benefitting the county's economy.
In filming terms, Kent has suffered from three major
- It has 'one look' - the Garden of England
- It is too far from London's major film studios and production
- A lack of creative sector support and/or resources makes it
difficult to organise a shoot
The Kent Film Office was launched in March 2006 to counteract
Productions filmed in Kent
Since its launch, the Film Office has managed to secure some
high profile productions such as:
- BBC True Love 2012
- BBC Emma 2011
- Great Expectations 2012
- Sherlock Holmes 2009 and A Game of Shadows 2011
This has benefited many local businesses, communities and
attractions and in total has generated in excess of £17 million
into the Kent economy (not counting figures generated from
tourism and marketing).
Kent Film and Television Board
The Film Office also established a Kent Film and Television
Board which is made up of key industry players, such as
Brenda Blethyn, Actor, Geoff Miles, MD Maidstone
Studios and Paul Dixon, MD Apache Rental.
These high profile figures act as advocates and ambassadors for
Kent, encouraging more productions to locate in the county. The
board also help the Kent Film Office to expand and adapt by keeping
it abreast of industry requirements.
The Kent Film Office, Visit
Kent and other partners have produced a total of three major
movie trails in Kent to increase visitors:
The Kent Film Office is also working on a comprehensive Kent Moviemap that shows all
film and major TV dramas filmed in the county to help maximise the
increasing benefits of set-jetting to the Kent economy.
For more information on Kent County Council's Kent Film Office
please visit the
Gabrielle Lindemann - Kent Film Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannah Lucey - Kent Film Office Assistant email@example.com