Jo Thompson


Why Us?

An outdoor location is more challenging to organise versus the hire of a studio or a location house. The outdoors is less contained, there can be more complexities and more to solve.

The industry might call us a locations library or a locations agency. That suggests a passive listings service, and one at arms-length. That often means locations are not personally visited by the agency, and relationships with owners are not built. At Farm Locations, we work differently. We offer an open, honest, attentive service. We do a whole lot more throughout the shoot production process too: that’s if you’d like us to.  Hence we feel we are far from a typical UK locations library or locations agency.

Every brief is considered here and we do our best to make it happen. Even when the perfect farm may not be in the current film location library, we will use our network of farming connections to find an option for you.

Hands-on and in-the-know, we are here to make it happen. What might seem an impossible, painful brief to other UK film location companies, it’s a welcome challenge for us. Nothing is too much trouble and we work with like-minded clients and landowners, all keen to make for a smooth and enjoyable ride when shooting on location in the Great British outdoors.

In a Nutshell

  • We are the only farm specialist of all photography and film location agencies in the UK . No-one else knows farms and farmers like we do.
  • Our locations for photoshoots and filming are all hand-picked and offer something unique.
  • We stick with a manageable few vs a huge mass of farms we’d know little about
  • You get to work with those in the know. That’s Jo, the founder and hands-on facilitator, supported by Gemma for client briefs, and Tiff for new farms. Vast experience in farming, media and property makes for a strong, personal service provided for by the team.
  • Count on us to support you from beginning to end for any photoshoot or film location hire


Our Story

The locations agency was founded by Jo Thompson in 2015, seeking to help farmers find other ways to diversify whilst preserving their beautiful slice of rural Britain. Other UK film locations companies didn’t deliver when she put her own family farm on their books. This sparked an idea that has proved a valuable helping hand to landowners and clients alike.

Farms and farming has been with Jo since childhood, and what launched her own farm down this path of diversification, remains an important factor within the business. The locations agency is here to help farmers diversify without spoiling their landscape, it’s here to put British farms on the filming map, and we are here to help producers make it easier to arrange shoots in the unknown. And what’s more, helping reduce carbon footprint is part of the grand plan: why travel abroad for shoots when so many backdrops are on your doorstep right here on home soil?



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