Our Christmas campaign for Photobox was broadcast in the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand. Directed by Amanda Bluglass, with creative by Colin Melville, we shot over 4 days on the Riviera…the English Riviera that is; as well as a stunning locatio... read more
We make TV & Cinema commercials, brand & sales films, corporate communications, documentaries, cascade videos, trade show & conference content, training programmes, infomercials & digital content.
We’ve been doing this for a very long time, while constantly adapting to and embracing the new technologies being developed – and surpassed – everyday. We shoot on the latest cameras and edit on the most up-to-date equipment
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Featured artists, background artists and voice-overs plus usage and buyout negotiation.
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Highly skilled and experienced production crews, including bi-lingual for overseas clients.
The latest camera, lighting & sound gear.
Set builds, props, wardrobe, animals, models & special effects.
Character design and free visualisation tests.
From commercials to long form.
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Latest Blog Posts
read more09 OctHere’s another lovely commercial from our beauty director Richard Caesar, this time for L'Oréal Paris.
It was shot for McCann over two days with French actress Florence Mattei and lit by... read more23 Sep
Rob works as a Director/DOP. The way he sees it – particularly with food spots – is that directing and lighting are part and parcel of the same thing; nothing gets lost in translation and this symbiosis also smiles on the budget. As a meticulous planner in terms of storyline/content, ... read more05 May
Paul Henman is universally known for his more expansive work with clients such as BP, Bentley, Microsoft, Lexus and Coca-Cola, but he’s not adverse to purely studio shoots and liked the challenges offered by the Cetraben script.
Produced for agency Bray Leino, this one day shoo... read more29 Apr
While on holiday in Florida with my wife Liz and our two young boys, I had a go at ‘Gator’ wrestling.
It wasn't easy avoiding those massive jaws but Liz eventually agreed that I could have a go.
While on top of the Gator it occurred to me that this is actually a gre... read more03 MarRichard does beauty – beautifully. Despite his love of the technical possibilities of film making (these being merely the tools for the job), the main focus of Richard’s work is capturing tactile em... read more10 Feb
Matt Berndt is often pigeon-holed as a car director - with good reason when you see his exceptional work for Porsche, Mercedes, BMW and Toyota. However, as his car commercials often feature as much lifestyle as shiny metal, it’s not surprising that this beauty spot for Gucci perfectly de... read more03 Dec
2 day commercial shoot in Cape Town for £91k including all post, music, artists’ buyouts and agency travel & accommodation.2 day commercial shoot in Cape Town for £91k including all post, music, artists’ buyouts and agency travel & accommodation.... read more18 NovThe death of a loved one in the family is a hugely sensitive subject, but the script from Bray Leino in Bristol for Sun Life Direct naviga... read more02 May
With the World Cup just around the corner, we’re building ourselves into a fever pitch and are poised for kick off, ready to pitch for any football-related projects you have in the tunnel. Our previous commercials around earlier World Cups have included Umbro with the England team in a ... read more
What Client’s Say
We recently worked with Commercials Unlimited on a project which saw the making of - not one – but seven commercials in an insanely short turnaround time. Right from pitch, and through all aspects of the production, they proved themselves to be eager, energetic and totally focused. Attention to detail was superb at all times – both from the team at CU and from their nominated director Laurie Castelli. Their post-production expertise also proved invaluable as they and Laurie marshalled the complicated project through with great skill and patience. It was obvious, too, that they’re very well thought of within the industry as they were able to pull in quite a few favours for us in terms of extra time here and there. To top it all, they’re genuinely nice people to be beside in the dark of a Soho editing suite for nearly four weeks – something that tests even the best of relationships!
It was a real pleasure to work with Commercials Unlimited again our latest commercial for Kellogg's Fibre plus. Shooting live action in a hard-to-control environment such as a shopping centre was always going to be a nerve racking experience but the detailed planning and background work done by Simon and Neil put our minds at ease. The shoot went very smoothly, as did post. Ian was the perfect director for this, creating an instant rapport with cast and passers by alike, enabling him to capture some lovely moments. Commercials Unlimited worked closely with us from pitch to post, they were extremely helpful and flexible catering to our many many requirements.
"It's easy to make bad commercials. Whatever the budget. It's much harder to make good commercials, let alone great ones. We had a big idea and a brave client. A client who wanted to change his brand’s position. And we we're being ambitious with the idea, too. A 40 second spot and six 30 second spots on not exactly a massive budget. What we did have though, was a production company who are experts at delivering to a vision and ambition of this type. A production company that always seem to be able to take the budget and turn out spots that punch well above their weight. They have the experience to know how to bring in the right talent to make things happen. And what really makes Commercials Unlimited great is that they are simply great people to work with. Given all this, I think we made some very good commercials!"
We had been given our brief from a new and important client (Western Union), and as an Agency were incredibly conscious of the need to impress. We presented the script to Commercials Unlimited, and then the budget. This was going to be a tricky commercial to say the least – involving Caribbean acrobats and a hectic Brixton location. Within hours of my first meeting with Commercials Unlimited, my mind was at ease. They had not only fully understood the direction I wanted this production to go in, but had grabbed hold of it with passion and enthusiasm. They took all the worry of short timescales, tight budget and logistical traumas, and presented me with a solution that was over and above our expectations. The shoot went incredibly well, with the outstanding crew working together to create a finished product that all parties were over the moon with. The communication between Agency / Crew and Client was flawless, and with this in mind we are already planning our next commercial with the same client, which I am looking forward to discussing with Luke and the team.'