Our Company

Urbancroft Films was founded in Scotland in 2007.
Our mission is to make great videos and make the experience simple and fun!

Our enthusiasm for video is infectious and we hope it rubs off on you. We're not stuffy, corporate or tech geeks - we're relaxed with a sense of humour but we really know our stuff when it comes to video and do slick and professional when required. We make video content that is well thought out with brilliant creative and exceptional production values that will leave you with memories of working with us that will make you smile, cultivating a desire to work together again in the future.
If you're looking for a refreshing approach to video, let's talk!

The Crofters

Meet some of the core Urbancroft Films team! We also have a pool of approved freelancer we work with.

A portrait of Martyn Robertson

Martyn

Creative Director

Martyn founded the company in 2007.
He trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow.

For the last 15 years Martyn has produced and directed films for clients across the UK and was recognised in 2015 by BAFTA Scotland New Talent for Best Factual.
Martyn’s work has been screened at Marina Del Ray in Los Angeles, BFI Film Fest, EIFF, Texas, Edinburgh Caught Short Festival, Inverness and Glasgow Short Film Festival, with broadcasts including BBC Scotland and Amazon Prime.

Martyn has directed over 200 corporate and promotional films with Urbancroft Films and was recently one of the jurors for the 2017 Royal Television Scotland Awards for Best Camera.

Portrait of Jamie Dempster

Jamie

Senior Production Technician

Jamie was the first non- American to be invited to join the camera team at Sundance Directors Lab, where we had the opportunity to work with
directors such as such as Robert Redford, Michael Goldenberg and Tim Blake Nelson. He has since worked as Director of Photography with a number of broadcasters and independent production companies and now as a core member of the Urbancroft Films team, Jamie has been central to our productions in the last five years.

Victor

Aerial Drone Filmmaker & Photographer

Our highly experienced, UK Civil Aviation Authority approved pilot Victor has worked with us on a wide range of productions and locations across Scotland.

Louise

Company Producer

Louise trained at Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama and has worked as a Producer for Urbancroft Films for the last five years. She has thirteen years of experience as an arts project manager and prior to joining Urbancroft Films Louise was Interim Head of Learning for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Louise is also a registered Arts Award advisor.
Louise will be the main, daily point of contact and will manage and coordinate the overall production process.

A portrait od Dave Arcari

Dave

Stills Photographer

Sought after photographer Dave regularly works alongside our team capturing production, gallery and behind the scenes stills.

A night shot of Film City Glasgow's building.

Film City
Glasgow

We’re proud to have called Film City Glasgow
our home for the last 14 years. The building is Scotland's independent film production centre and boasts a wide range of facilities for film production.

After a three phase, £3.5 million redevelopment and occupation of the beautiful, beaux arts Govan Town Hall, Film City Glasgow established itself as the heart and soul of Scotland’s film and television industry. Arrange to come and have a coffee with us and we’ll show you around!


Location

Film City Glasgow is located next to Pacific Quay – the heart of Scotland’s broadcasting, media, digital and creative industries quarter – on the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow.

Facilities

The facility comprises of over 12,000 sq. ft. of production office space, a 5,000 sq. ft. studio/ and build space, workshop areas, rehearsal/meeting rooms, café, and 10,000 sq. ft. of creative business offices, now home to over 25 permanent tenants from the screen and wider creative industries.

History

Govan Town Hall was designed by architects Thomson and Sandilands in 1887 and completed in 1899 at a cost of £60,000. The elaborate Beaux-Arts design of the building was inspired by Sandiland’s training in Paris. The success of the local shipbuilding industry is celebrated through the design. Above the main entrance is the Govan Burgh Arms, a ship flanked by two shipyard workers with the motto Nihil Sine Labore, nothing without work!

Two Urbancroft T-Shirts.

Merch
& Apparel

Want to look like a ‘crofter?

Our shop will be open soon with shipping available across the UK.

The Urbancroft Van.

Find Us

We're situated in the heart of the broadcast media quarter in Glasgow. With free parking and fantastic transport links for air, cycle, train and subway you'll find us not far from BBC Scotland at Pacific Quay. Please ensure you have arranged a meeting with us before visiting incase we're out on production. You can find us by using the map below.

Film City Glasgow
401 Govan Road
Glasgow, G51 2QJ


T 0141 445 7245
E info@urbancroft.co.uk

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