Farm Locations is a locations specialist, focusing on the best that British farms can offer as filming and photography locations in the UK.
We only offer farm locations. We know every one of them inside out and are proud of the challenging projects that we undertake. It’s our deep understanding of farming and of media production, that makes us truly one-of-a-kind, and super competent too.
It will be either Jo or Tiff who will help you, and we are a friendly, passionate, tiny team, with sleeves rolled up, and ready to help you make your next project happen. Big or small, find your TV, film or photography location through us and it’s our personal, expert service that will make light of using a farm location.
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 location library or a location agency. That suggests a 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. Often also there is a booking fee charged. At Farm Locations, we don’t do any of that. We offer an open, honest, attentive service. There’s no charges for our service to clients. And 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 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 location companies, it’s a pleasure 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.
The agency was founded by me, Jo Thompson in 2015. I wanted to combine my farming background and marketing career, and to help farmers find other ways to diversify whilst preserving their beautiful slice of rural Britain. Other UK locations companies didn’t deliver when I put my own family farm on their books. I didn’t want to just be a listing on lots of websites where no-one knew the farm well enough to promote it properly. Why not do it myself?
Farms and farming has been with me since childhood, and what launched me down this path of diversification for my own family farm, remains an important factor within the business. I’m here to help farmers diversify without spoiling their landscape, I’m here to put British farms on the map, and I’m 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 in the UK?