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Billionaire Boy -  Mrs Trafe (David Walliams) and Joe (Elliot Sprakes) (image courtesy of King Bert/BBC)
Billionaire Boy - Mrs Trafe (David Walliams) and Joe (Elliot Sprakes) (image courtesy of King Bert/BBC)

Testimonials: ‘Why we love filming in Sheffield’

A wide range of productions have been filmed in Sheffield, from the adaptation of the children’s novel ‘Billionaire Boy’ to blockbuster movie ‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties’ and plenty more (hit play)…

 

The production teams we’ve worked with had great things to say about filming, working and staying here, here’s just a few…

 

Danny Hussain, location manager on ‘Billionaire Boy’

“Sheffield was the perfect town to film the rags to riches to rags story of Billionaire Boy. The diversity of local architecture helped tell the story without too much effort in real locations. And gaining permissions to film was painless with the help and guidance of Sheffield City Council. Overall a pleasure to scout and a dream to film.”

 

James Muirhead, location manager on ‘Brief Encounters’

“Brief Encounters was shot entirely in Sheffield with the endless support of the local council, residents and businesses.

“If your production is looking for a great array of period & contemporary buildings, sweeping city vistas all on the doorstep of some stunning countryside…look no further than Sheffield.”

 

Karl Liegis, production manager on ‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties’

“The council care about the work going on in the city and will do all they can within their means to assist productions. This friendly, enabling attitude is commonplace wherever you go and it makes working and staying in the city an absolute pleasure.”

 

Bekki Wray-Rogers, BAFTA winning producer of ‘This is England 88’ and ‘This is England 90’

“Sheffield is a brilliant city in which to film, both for the sheer quality and variety of the locations it offers, and the can-do attitude of the people who live there.”

 

Diarmid Scrimshaw, producer of ‘Journeyman’

“Sheffield’s a great place to shoot. It’s got friendly residents, skilled crew, great urban and rural locations and it’s very good value!”

 

Sheffield: A film friendly city