The Kent Film Office Promotional Film is here showing Kent’s unique and diverse locations!

 

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Kent Locations Used: Discovery Park, Leeds Castle, Falconhurst Estate, Bedgebury National Pinetum Forest, Chilham Village, Belmont House, Hole Park, Botany Bay, Warren Country Park, Chatham Naval Memorial and The Historic Dockyard Chatham

In the summer of 2015, the Kent Film Office commissioned University for the Creative Arts BA (Hons) Television Production students, Hannah Darby and Mary Green to create a promotional film about how the office support film productions, featuring just a snippet of the beautiful locations Kent has to offer.

The short film is split into three different genres: thriller, period and adventure and features a variety of locations including commercial spaces, coast, picturesque villages, period houses and beautiful woodlands. Check out the film here:

Locations featured in the film include:

Discovery Park – one of Europe’s leading science and technology parks, the site offers office complexes, scientific laboratories, warehouses and plants and has featured in World War Z (2013) and Sky Atlantic thriller The Tunnel (2013). Discovery Park, formerly Pfizer in Sandwich exterior sho of office
Leeds Castle – set in Maidstone over 500 acres of beautiful parkland with a mote and maze, the castle was built in 1119 and has beautiful state rooms. Leeds Castle has featured in Gadget Man (2014) and Henry VIII (2003). Leeds Castle and mote
Falconhurst Estate – with close proximity to London, this 700 acre country estate boasts farmland, woods, private roads, farmhouses and cottages. Falconhurst Estate was chosen as a film location for upcoming film Road Games. The Main house at Falconhurst taken from the walled garden
Bedgebury National Pinetum Forest – offers 2,600 acres of forest and woodland, thought to be one of the world’s finest collection of conifers. Bedgebury National Pinetum Forest
Chilham Village – boasts a remarkably preserved Tudor square with black and white timbered buildings, stunning Jacobean castle, church, pub and school. Productions including Top Gear (2011) and Emma (2009) have filmed here. Chilham Tudor village square
Belmont House – situated in Faversham, this elegant 18th century house is set in gardens and parkland with woodlands, holiday cottages, a farm and the widely known Prospect Tower. Belmont House
Hole Park – tucked away in the Weald of Kent, Hole Park is set over 200 acres of classic parkland with a barn and oasthouse and featured in the classic ITV series Darling Buds of May (1991 – 1993). Hole Park
Botany Bay – a stunning beach near Broadstairs with white cliffs and chalk stacks. Productions to have filmed here include Hunderby (2012) and True Love (2012). Botany Bay - sandy beach with white cliffs
Warren Country Park – this coastal country park is backed by cliffs, incorporating woods, beach and concrete sea defences. As seen in many fashion shoots and feature film Everyone’s Going To Die (2013). The Warren Country Park
Chatham Naval Memorial – built in 1920 this memorial sits within The Great Line Heritage Park with views overlooking the Medway Towns. The Chatham Naval Memorial featured in Michael Caine film Last Orders (2002). Chatham Naval Memorial
The Historic Dockyard Chatham – set over 80 acres with over 100 Georgian and Victorian buildings, cobbled streets and maritime spaces. One of Kent’s most popular filming locations, having attracted productions such as Call the Midwife (2012-2015) and Suffragette (2015). The domed ceiling of Slip 3, Chatham Dockyard © Kent Film Office

With thanks to Hannah Darby and Mary Green and all the locations featured in the film.

Links

For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information on Discovery Park visit: http://www.discovery-park.co.uk

For more information on Leeds Castle visit: http://www.leeds-castle.com

For more information on Falconhurst Estate visit: http://www.falconhurst.co.uk/

For more information on Bedgebury National Pinetum Forest visit: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/bedgebury

For more information on Belmont House: http://www.belmont-house.org/

For more information on Hole Park visit: http://www.holepark.com/

For more information on Botany Bay visit: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/attractions/botany-bay/8670

For more information on Warren Country Park visit: http://www.whitecliffscountryside.org.uk/index.php?id_sec=107&id_sub=100

For more information on the Chatham Naval Memorial visit: http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/142000/CHATHAM%20NAVAL%20MEMORIAL

For more information on The Historic Dockyard Chatham visit: http://www.thedockyard.co.uk/

MMFor more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/