Corporate film production company Fullrange has moved to Birmingham’s new creative and digital hub Fazeley Studios after winning a series of new production contracts and merging with sister company Oakslade.
The Fullrange team has moved from its former Warwickshire home, a barn conversion in Hatton, to be at the centre of Birmingham’s creative quarter. The firm’s expansion has been funded by recent large-scale film projects for Land Rover and Smith & Nephew as well as a number of upcoming productions for long-term client Massey Ferguson.
Fullrange is a regional leader in the corporate film industry, with clients such as Unilever, Vodafone and American Express, while sister company Oakslade has provided post-production and media duplication services to a national client base for more than 14 years.
Both companies will now operate under the Fullrange banner in their brand new premises.
Fullrange managing director Steffan Aquarone said: “The opportunity to build a space from scratch in Britain’s second city, a space that is unique to our requirements and part of such an exciting development, was too good to pass up.
“By moving to Fazeley Studios and building new facilities from the ground up we’ve been able to improve our offering in every way and we’re already building relationships with other creative companies in the area.”
Fullrange’s new home on Fazeley Street is in a building that dates back to the 19th century. The front doors open onto a spectacular restored Unitarian chapel built in 1876 with high ceilings and gothic arches. Fullrange’s hi-tech studio sits within series of lovingly restored factory buildings.
The office includes three acoustically-engineered bespoke edit suites and a new vocal isolation booth for crystal clear voice recording with an ISDN line to provide the service to remote clients.
Care has been taken with every detail to provide the best facility possible from a technical point of view. Even the colour of the edit suites has being chosen to give optimum light conditions to support colour correction on film.
Meanwhile, a dedicated storage area holds the bewildering array of production equipment invested in by Fullrange, both for its own film shoots and to hire to companies who do not stock their own equipment. Lucan Gray, owner and developer of Fazeley Studios, said: “To undergo this scale of expansion is an outstanding achievement. It is a credit to Birmingham that the city has attracted a company such as Fullrange who continue to grow and to innovate.
“Fazeley Studios was designed to be a hub for the leading lights of the region’s creative industries, so Steffan and his team are an ideal and welcome addition to our arts and media community.”