Why film in Yorkshire?

Yorkshire and Humber has everything your production could need - that's why so many feature films and drama productions choose to shoot here.

Locations - the region has it all. Wild moorland; rolling dales; magnificently preserved stately homes; gritty urban streets; quaint fishing villages; ancient abbeys; windswept beaches and much, much more. We are the only region with three national parks in our boundaries. Have a look at some of our diverse locations.

Crew - due to a history of production and being the base of ITV Yorkshire we have many skilled and experienced crew looking to work on your production.
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Studios and Facilities - Yorkshire and Humber have a number of studios and leading facilities and post houses Search for facilities For a snapshot of studios and post production facilities in the region click here.

Travel infrastructure - the region is geographically at the centre of the UK meaning we are two hours by train from London and Edinburgh; at the heart of the UK's motorway network; and within 40 miles of four major airports.  

Creative England can also support your production in a number of ways, for example, by finding locations, sourcing crew and facilities, securing permissions, liaising with councils and negotiating with hotels on your behalf. Visit Creative England or email:



Hotels - If you are looking for hotels or venues Conference Leeds can offer you a free and impartial venue location and hotel booking service throughout West Yorkshire. The Conference Leeds Team can offer full assistance in finding and negotiating hotel deals for cast and crew.

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Made in YorkshireRed Riding

Red Riding

Adapted by Toni Grisoni from David Peace's cult noir novels, the Red Riding trilogy (1974, 1980 and 1983) is an ambitious, dark, and thrilling trilogy of interlinking films set in the dark and paranoid world of 1970s and early 80s Yorkshire at the time of the Ripper murders.

The films feature an ensemble cast including Andrew Garfield (returning to C4 after his Bafta-winning performance in Boy A); Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings), Paddy Considine (Dead Man's Shoes, The Bourne Ultimatum), David Morrissey (The Other Boleyn Girl, Blackpool), and Mark Addy (The Full Monty).

Red Riding shot at various locations around West Yorkshire in 2008, including the Yorkshire Post building in Leeds, Seacroft Hospital, Cookridge Hospital, Armley prison, Brudenell Social Club, Bradford's Connaught Rooms, old Koh-I-Norr restaurant and the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield.

Screen Yorkshire invested in Red Riding through its Production Fund and provided crew and locations support during the shoot. Red Riding is a Channel 4 presentation in association with Screen Yorkshire, LipSync Post and Revolution Films. All three films were screened on Channel 4 and are now available to buy on DVD.