Private sector company, public sector roots

Previously the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Film and TV Department, the Film Unit was born when this section was privatised in 2007. As a fully independent film and TV production company, we combine a unique understanding of the workings of Whitehall with a commercially competitive edge.

Colourful dancersBecause the Film Unit has operated both as an in-house government department and a private company we fully understand the need for accountability and value for money.

Our approach is to demystify the creative process to give you a clear understanding of how your film is progressing. We involve you at every key stage of production, from developing the initial creative brief through to post production.

In addition, our internal working systems are totally transparent with built-in quality control checks. We encourage you to evaluate our performance at every stage to ensure the finished film exactly matches your brief, and won’t overshoot your budget.

Taking corporate social responsibility seriously

All our business practices are built on integrity, fair-dealing and respect for the environment by: