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Isle of Man Film

Isle of Man Film

About Us

Isle of Man Film, formerly known as the Isle of Man Film Commission, was first set up in 1995 as part of the Isle of Man Government's economic diversification policy. Over recent years, the Isle of Man has become one of the busiest areas of film production in the British Isles.

Our mandate is to actively promote the Island's film industry and to market the Isle of Man as a film location at major film industry events. Employment of Manx film workers and the use of ancillary Manx services is a vital factor in our consideration of applications.

In addition to the discretionary financial support offered, we assist with the logistics of production on the Island. Since 1995 we have amassed a wealth of practical media experience and can assist with organising film crew accomodation, production supplies, crew and facilities and locations. This includes the use of the Island's purpose built film studio in the north of the Island.

The Advantages of Filming on the Island

Varied Scenery

'The Isle of Man can easily double up for most UK and Irish Countries' says producer Marc Samuelson, who shot The Gathering, and Things to do Before You're 30 on the Island. 'It is particularly good at resembling the Home Counties, Cornwall, Ireland and the Yorkshire Moors.'

Hassle-free filming

Wild Target producer Martin Pope believes is easy to shoot on the Island as the locals are very open to film shoots, 'whereas in London everyone would rather you went away.'

Good Support

Visiting productions will be impressed with the quality of support crew on hand: drivers, riggers, set builders, caterers, runners.. and more. Visit our crew database to find local contacts.

Cost Effective

The Island is a popular holiday destination and there are plenty of quality, affordable hotels. The local currency is Sterling based and is 1:1 parity with UK GBP.

Distance

On our small Island, every location you need is close. 'You're never very far from where you are staying and you don't get long journeys to locations taking up lots of time and effort' says Lawless Heart co-director Neil Hunter.

Architecture galore

The Isle of Man has architecture ranging from Medieval castles and towns to fishing villages, stately homes, untouched villages, thatched villages, Edwardian and Victorian houses, and newly built business parks and offices.

In addition to this is the Media Development Fund - a fund which offers financial incentives to producers and film makers to film on the Island, subject to certain criteria.

Contact Us

You can contact us at :

Isle of Man Film
Address:
Department of Economic Development
St Georges Court
Upper Church Street
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM1 1EX
Telephone:+ 44 (0) 1624 687173
Fax:+ 44 (0) 1624 687171
Email Address: iomfilm@gov.im

Directions

St Georges Court is situated in Douglas near the town centre. From the Quarterbridge roundabout take the A1 Peel Road heading east. When the road forks at the traffic lights, stay in the left lane which leads you to Circular Road. Pass through another two sets of traffic lights, turning right onto Upper Church St. You can also search for 'Upper Church Street Isle of Man' using Google Maps.

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