Oscar winner praises Stoke-on-Trent’s creativity as city submits Channel 4 hub bid

Oscar winner Rachel Shenton says Stoke-on-Trent’s creative infrastructure and can-do attitude will help the city become a Channel 4 hub.

 Rachel, whose Academy Award-winning film The Silent Child was cast, shot and produced in the city, is backing Stoke-on-Trent’s bid to become a creative hub for the national broadcaster. The city has today (Friday) submitted its formal bid to Channel 4.

Platform Showcased in the House of Commons

To support the growing film industry in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, Platform hosted a creators’ showcase at the House of Commons on Tuesday May 8, 2018. Local MPs, creators and Oscar winners explained how creators in film, tv, animation and more can benefit from working in Staffordshire.

New Creative Hub and Studio Facilities in Stoke on Trent

Welcome to the Production House – The Production House is a hub for creativity and collaboration in Stoke-on-Trent. A place to inspire and be inspired. To be seen and be heard. To build and create. The Production House offers uniquely designed spaces for meetings, events, workshops and screenings.

Be More Stoke – Speaker Videos released

A selection of videos and images from our fantastic Be More Stoke event in March, courtesy of Creative England

Reels in Motion listed as a Top 50 Video Production Company

Tunstall-based Reels in Motion have become the first Stoke-on-Trent company to make the official Top 50 Production Companies list.

Lights, Camera, Animation! Carse and Waterman Productions announces new feature film

Carse and Waterman Productions puts Stoke-on-Trent on the map (and on the big screen) as it announces new feature film.

Platform Chair recognised as International Creative Industries Leader

Platform Chair and Staffordshire University Associate Professor of Film Peter Rudge has been recognised as an International Creative Industries Leader by one of the worlds’ leading innovation festivals.

#BeMoreCreative comes to Stoke-on-Trent

Join us at the former Spode factory – the filming location for BAFTA nominated Jawbone – on Wednesday 21st March for a truly inspirational day featuring expert speakers from Film, TV, Games and Immersive Tech.

London’s VFX Festival Welcomes Stoke Animation Studio

Stoke-on-Trent based studio, Carse & Waterman made it’s debut at the London VFX festival this year as Company Director, Daniel Waterman, was invited to speak on a panel about VFX Producing.

Stars turn out to Special Jawbone Screening

Stoke Odeon have secured a live broadcast of the London premiere direct from the British Film Institute (BFI) on Monday 8 May.  This special satellite event will feature an exclusive Q&A with Johnny Harris, Ray Winstone, Michael Smiley, Barry McGuigan & Thomas Napper

Book your tickets here to be part of this UK premiere event and see the film before its national release.