17 September 2023

Helen Mirren arrives in our sedan chair for the premier of Catherine the Great

Photographer taking picture of Helen Mirren arriving at the premier of Catherine the Great

We were approached by Sky to design and build a period sedan chair to carry Helen Mirren onto the Red Carpet. The Premier was at the Curzon Street Cinema in Mayfair and they wanted her to arrive in style, carried by four Cossacks. Once the project outline was agreed we had just four weeks to…

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04 June 2020

Free Consultation Surgeries

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Tap into our expertise! There appears to be some emerging light at the end of the tunnel and hopefully, our creative world can start getting back on track, whatever that track is. As a service to the creative industry, we are offering free, on-line surgeries to give existing and prospective clients that all-important knowledge of…

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09 March 2020

Flashback Friday – James Bond Skyfall Props

With the imminent return of 007 in No Time to Die, rumoured to be Daniel Craig’s last, we were reminded of his previous outings as the British special agent and, in particular, Skyfall. We were thrilled to be involved with such an iconic movie and all which that entails. We manufactured all of the furniture…

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06 February 2020

The Importance of Props in Film

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What are Props? You may consider the actors or the plot, the costumes or the music the most important elements of a production. However, imagine the experience without props. These are all of the other items, sometimes seemingly insignificant, that make the scene real and believable. On many occasions the props enhance scenes and may…

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24 June 2019

Stained “Glass” Window Prop

We were involved in an interesting project recently where we needed to manufacture an enormous stained glass window in the form of a giant map which, for health and safety reasons and due to weight restrictions, wasn’t glass. The completed piece was 2.4 metres wide and 6 metres high. The lead detail on the map…

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26 March 2018

Taking on Tomb Raider

The making of the scroll prop for film tomb raider

We were delighted to be involved in creating a series of key props for the latest Tomb Raider film starring Alicia Vikander. It was great fun working with the art department and solving some of the creative challenges that always come up when creating large props. Here, in our workshop, you can see the steel…

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15 March 2018

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Netflix were about the launch their latest series of A Series of Unfortunate Events. We were approached to build a working fairground fortune telling machine from which Count Olaf would offer his fortunes. This was an exciting project, we had to sculpt and model Count Olaf’s head to accurately match the face of the actor…

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07 December 2017

Large props: Our most challenging makes

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The Fantastic Five: most challenging large prop makes We like to think that no challenge is too great for our talented team to handle. No job too big, too detailed, too intimidating or too bizarre. Over the years we have created hundreds and hundreds of models, mock-ups and props and it is genuinely impossible to…

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26 February 2016

Flashback Friday: Ligthweight Canoe for Television Advert

Canoe Prop for TV Advert

This Friday we thought we’d share some photos of a past project where we created a lightweight canoe for a television advert for Citroen Vans. We made the piece in under a week out of a lightweight poly-foam. It’s a great idea for an advertising campaign and it still makes us smile today.

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06 November 2015

Flashback Friday: Prop Makers for The Mummy movie

Props for the film The Mummy

Every Friday we thought we would share some of the film and television props from our back catalogue. This week we thought it would be fun to share some of the film props we created for The Mummy. The Mummy was a major film production that we had the privilege of being prop makers for back in…

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