With the UK Film and TV industry booming, 2022 is set to be a bountiful year for filming in London and we can’t wait to see what this year brings to the borough of Newham! The Newham Film Office, managed by The Film Office has had an abundance of filming over the past couple of months, and there are no signs of that slowing down in 2022. Check out some of the exciting projects recently filmed in our beloved borough below!
Apple tv’s new original drama ‘Suspicion’ that follows four ordinary Brits who are accused of kidnapping the son of a prominent U.S. media mogul. They embark on a desperate race against time to prove their innocence. The production filmed at several locations across Newham including Royal Albert Dock, Royal Victoria Dock Walkway and Millenium Mills. Emily Gunn, the Film Officer who worked on the job said, “Working with Suspicion was a complex shoot to organise for the Docks. It was during the lockdown in January of 2021, so the area was very quiet, and Millennium Mills was the ideal site for them to have sufficient space for their crew to spread out over a large area. The stunts they had in mind for the scenes were complicated, as many of the motorbikes covered different sites. However, with in depth recce’s, documentation, planning, and an area consultation, the shoot went ahead really well. The crew were great at coordinating together with other teams, and marshals and security made sure everyone was safe on site at all times. Again, another large scale TV Drama to utilise the gritty exterior the Mills has to offer.” Check out the trailer for the show below!
Top Boy Season 4
Top Boy returns to our screens in March of this year. The hugely popular series ‘Top Boy’ that released it’s third season in 2019, 6 years after it’s second series is set in the fictional Summerhouse housing estate in Hackney, East London, the series follows the lives of a group of people embroiled in British gang culture. Across 2020 and 2021, Top Boy filmed in a multitude of locations within the borough filming key scenes in locations such as Stratford Shopping Centre, Freemasons Road (a returning location) and some driving scenes along Royal Albert Way.
Check out the trailer below! We can’t wait to see what it looks like when it hits Netflix this week
Sports Direct headed to Newham Leisure Centre to create an epic advert with it’s main aim being to encourage audiences to start moving towards their new sporting goals, while having a bit of fun in the process. As for the ones already going for it, the message is clear; Don’t Stop Moving. Bullion Productions set up shop in the leisure centre for 2 days utilising all facilities the centre has to offer including it’s studio, changing rooms, field and main hall. Check out the awesome ad here!
Based on the critically acclaimed Royal Court play ‘Superhoe’ by Nicôle Lecky, a BBC Three 6-part drama adaption called ‘Mood’ has been created. The production did some night filming on North Woolwich Road as in conjunction with some filming in a private nightclub along here called LA Lounge. Check out all episodes on BBC iPlayer here!