Written by Tom Deehan on Oct 2, 2017. Posted in On Location / Production News

Indie-drama Daphne filmed extensively in South London

Daphne, the feature film debut from Director Peter Mackie Burns was filmed almost entirely on location in Southwark, London. Principal photography began in February 2016 with no more than 25 members of cast and crew for each scene.

Produced by The Bureau, Daphne follows its titular character (played by Emily Beecham) as she struggles to find meaning in her life against the thriving backdrop of London.

FilmFixer Director, Andrew Pavord explains: “from the scenes of Daphne walking through East Street market, to her job in the Electric Elephant Café, her home in Orb Street and her pub antics in The Flying Dutchman, this film is unmistakably about the ambiguous nature of Southwark life. Many of the shots, looking down at Elephant and Castle, sunsets behind the cityscape and others were filmed from the rooftop of Albert Barnes House. Burgess Park and Nursery Row Park also provide a breather from the frenetic city streets.”

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FilmFixer oversees filming activity in a variety of London boroughs including Southwark, Lambeth and Islington.

He continues: “as Hollywood style productions continue to beat a path to the capital, Daphne’s a brilliant example of low-budget filmmaking about London, made in London, working closely with Londoners, and producing a highly successful product. We’re thrilled to see that it’s caught the attention of critics up and down the country.”

Only one scene was shot outside of Southwark, utilising Mount View Road in Haringey.

Southwark will be a familiar location to fans of the Bridget Jones series of films, the latest of which was also facilitated by FilmFixer.

Feature films of any budget can receive a 25% tax rebate after shooting in the UK. In order to access the incentive, productions must spend at least 10% of their overall budget within the country.

A variety of film offices from around the UK will be attending FOCUS - the meeting place for international production in December. Click here to register your attendance.


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