Suffolk’s healthy filming figures

The Child in Time Newly-launched regional film office Screen Suffolk has smashed its yearly target of filming days in just seven months. 

With July seeing a total of 45 filming days across the county, the overall running total since the office launched in December 2016 stands at 116, beating the original yearly target by 16.  

Screen Suffolk was set up as a result of FilmFixer’s winning bid to establish a regional film office for the county after the opportunity was put out to tender last summer. 

Suffolk County Council leader Colin Noble told local news outlet East Anglian Daily Times: “The first year of Screen Suffolk’s work in the county has definitely seen a positive effect. July was an especially successful month with the highest monthly number of filming days to date - a total of 45.

“I look forward to seeing Screen Suffolk secure further opportunities for producers to use Suffolk as a filming backdrop in months and years to come.”

Productions to have filmed in Suffolk recently include BBC One’s The Child in Time starring Bendedict Cumberbatch, Detectorists, the third series of which wrapped recently and the ITV drama Fearless starring Helen McCrory.

Other projects to have used Suffolk backdrops include a nine-day photoshoot for Cath Kidston and Ed Sheeran’s video for his single Castle On The Hill. 

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