Film, TV & Photography
First Option, right at the heart of Shoreditch, has been a film, TV and photography location to the media industry for close to 20 years and has evolved to be pretty perfectly equipped as such. We have hosted productions with crews ranging from six to 60, lasting from just a few hours to non stop shooting over days and weeks. Being a beautifully converted Victorian factory means that we cannot be fully soundproofed without harming the look of the interior, but our secondary acoustic laminated glazing together with our positioning within a private courtyard means that we are extremely fortunate to be able to offer something pretty close.
With our three-phase power, high speed fibre connection and unusually high pitched, wood-beamed Victorian roofs in both the studio and kitchen, providing a natural lighting rig, there’s not much we can’t handle.
Over the years we have built up a great relationship with Hackney Film Office and our local authority’s film department so we can always help with advice about permissions, parking suspensions and local police services if shooting in the surrounding area.
We can provide a unit base in our private courtyard as well as extra outdoor space, green rooms and a full post-production service all within a minute’s walk.