Since The Film Office has taken over the management of the Merton Film Office, we have encouraged filming by showcasing the beautiful locations available to the industry in our film friendly borough. The Film Office has facilitated a large variety of shoots across the borough; here are just some of our specially selected highlights that we have accommodated over the past few months…
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In July, Joss Whedon’s ‘The Nevers’ filmed in Wimbledon Theatre. This epic science fiction drama is about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world. With extras dressed in Victorian clothing lining the streets of Wimbledon high street, it’s no wonder it gained headlines.
In September, we welcomed with open arms actor Vidya Balan filming for her next film in Wimbledon Park. The film is about Math genius Shakuntala Devi, directed by Anu Menon and produced by Vikram Malhotra-led Abundantia Entertainment. We are big fans of Vidya Balan and if you don’t know who she is you should! She is known for pioneering a change in the portrayal of women in Hindi cinema with her roles in female-led films. Filming rans smoothly for all parties helped by the production using the Upper Car Park for unit parking.
Location Manager, Kurban Kassam, had this to say: “We really enjoyed working at the picturesque and film friendly Wimbledon Park, courtesy of Merton Film Office. The park provides a range of great spaces to shoot – a large pond, athletics track, play areas – the topography is really wonderful. As an added bonus, there is ample space is available for any medium or small sized crew to unit base, right next to the shooting locations. Thanks, and see you again soon.”
We continue to grow the locations available on the industry’s favourite location marketplace FilmHub, here’s some of our top picks for Merton.
With its landscaped gardens, ponds and a former country house at its centre, Cannizaro Park is a highly sought after location.
Merton Civic Centre
Providing a multitude of fantastic backdrops and varying rooms for filming, Merton Civic Centre is one of our personal favourites for filming.
Merton Registry Office
Surrounded by beautiful grounds, Merton Registry Office holds a variety of ceremony rooms that are not only favourable with weddings, but with Productions.
With The Film Office only recently taking Merton on as a borough, it’s great to see shoots happen so quickly, and we can’t wait to see of whats to come as we continue to grow and showcase Merton as a top filming borough in London.