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November 2021: London On Screen and Filming

A true-life spy drama, an unlikely paramedic duo and a superhero ensemble - just some of the film and high-end TV currently filming in the capital and on our screens. Get the low-down of what productions are filming where and what to watch this November, as well as a round up of recent and upcoming Film London activity.

First BIFA 2021 Longlists revealed, featuring Film London alumni

The first longlists for the 2021 British Independent Film Awards were revealed this Wednesday 20th October, detailing the talent longlisted in the Breakthrough categories of the awards. Across four different categories, 13 first-time directors, 20 first-time writers, 16 breakthrough producers and 16 new performers were recognized. BIFA, the British Independent Film Awards, highlight and reward the best, most innovative and creative independent filmmaking and filmmakers in the UK.

The making of The Crown at Southwark Cathedral

We spoke to Pat Karam, Location Manager of series one-three of The Crown, Ian Hutchinson, Location Manager for series four, and Rose Harding, Head of Events at Southwark Cathedral, about their experiences shooting the Netflix megahit. Netflix first shot at Southwark Cathedral back in 2015 for series one, returning in 2019 for series four.

The Making of Bridgerton

With Bridgerton Season two filming underway currently, we spoke to Sophie Linin, Senior Business Development Manager at Royal Museums Greenwich (one of our Premiere Locations) and Paul Tomlinson, Location Manager for Bridgerton about their shared experiences of shooting Bridgerton season one at Queen’s House.

Recent reviews

Pregnant Pause

Pregnant Pause

★★★★★

Pregnant Pause was funded by Film London through the BFI NETWORK Short Film Fund as part of their London Calling strand. A bittersweet dramedy, the short won Best Short Film at the London Independent Film Awards. You can watch it for free here.

Baby Gravy

Baby Gravy

★★★★★

Baby Gravy was funded by Film London through the BFI NETWORK Short Film Fund. A touching dramedy selected for London Short Film Festival 2019 and BFI London Film Festival 2017, you can watch it for free here.

Director Marley Morrison has directed her debut feature film Sweetheart, also funded by Film London through our Microwave scheme. Sweetheart is released in the UK on 24th September 2021.

You can also learn about how it was made from the writer/director and producer here.

The Chippie

The Chippie

★★★★★

The Chippie was funded by Film London through the BFI NETWORK Short Film Fund. A fantastic horror short selected for British Shorts Berlin 2020 and the LA Shorts International Film Festival 2020, you can watch it for free here.

You can also learn about how it was made from the writer/director and producer here.