Foundry Film Studios opens in Manchester

Foundry Film Studios opens in Manchester

Manchester’s prolific media industry is set for a major boost with the opening of The Foundry Film Studios, run by an entrepreneurial young team.

The 8,000 sq ft purposely-built venue is beside MediaCityUK, and designed specifically for the creation of TV and advertising content, photography shoots and events.

The £1.5m facility in Salford is being managed by a young and visionary team, which comprises of managing director James Shannon (aged 28) and Madeline Penfold (aged 23), both whom have an impressive track-record in delivering creative content for clients. 

“Our combined ambition was to create a space which is ultimately an artistic hub and where collaboration is at the core," said James Shannon MD.

"We wanted to make it feel like a home-from-home environment and develop an alternative to the cold, un-welcoming feeling that is so often found in a lifeless empty studio. We have built a space where traditional workflows can be broken and a place where we can continually adapt to the needs of our clients."

Madeline Penfold, producer, said: “The development of the Foundry Studios has been a wonderful collaborative project bringing together such inspirational and creative people.

"We’ve listened carefully to the needs of our clients, looked at the changing needs of the industry and brought together a team of talented in-house directors, photographers, producers, editors and production support in a space where we can challenge traditional techniques and join our clients on a ground-breaking journey creating and delivering content."

Jason Tyldesley, CEO at Sofology, who has recently used the new facility said:
“Foundry Film Studios have created a production space and workflow that allows Sofology to not only shoot the big TV campaigns, but to also turn around high quality, high volume product films on a continuous basis.”

Foundry Film Studios was funded by Marketing Media Investment Group.
It is part of a Capital&Centric development, which is set to be home to a range of other up and coming creative businesses.

Tim Heatley, co-founder of Capital&Centric said: “We’re delighted to see Foundry Film Studios operational in their new home. Foundry is a development that we’re really proud of and it’s exciting to see such a creative operator taking space in the new scheme."