"It’s the first time we have worked with Prime Focus and did so because of their outstanding reputation in delivering observational documentary series and we weren't disappointed. From the management of the production to the online editor and audio mixers we've been made to feel very welcome. But more importantly than that we're very impressed with the results, the final series looks and sounds great, all achieved on a tight schedule and budget. The delivery to the Broadcaster has gone without a single glitch and we're looking forward to working with Sara, Charlie and the team again."
Feedback from: David Sumnall – Series Producer
"When working with taboo subject matter it is vital that there is a strong level of trust and understanding between everyone involved. We previously worked with Prime Focus on Gypsy Blood. They always adapt to our needs and support us through the post production process."
Feedback from: Russell Barnes - Executive Producer
"Prime Focus has a professional but relaxed atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff, top facilities, and the best roof terrace in Soho."
Feedback from: Dan Murdoch - Producer and Director
"We chose Prime Focus because of their exceptional graders and client contact personnel. This was a huge project with a very complex back-end workflow, that we knew we could trust with Prime Focus and its very experienced and calm staff. Every aspect of the project was treated with respect and care. They're the best in town."
Feedback from: David Lawson - Producer
"Prime Focus have gone the extra mile to be friendly and supportive. It has been fantastic working here due to the cool vibe enhanced by producers, creatives, operators and runners."
Feedback from: Danielle Clark - Producer
"It was great working with Tom Russell at Prime Focus on the grade for this video. Prime Focus was very helpful throughout accommodating the various versions we had to do for this video."
Feedback from: Jacob Swan Hyam - Producer
"By the end of this year we will have completed a marathon three seasons of Paranormal Witness - that's 38 films - at Prime Focus. It is a partnership pure and simple. The show would be nothing without PF's creativity and their unflagging support and dedication to the series. They are family."
Feedback from: Mark Lewis - Executive Producer
"Prime Focus helped us deliver this mammoth archive project - dedicated staff pulled out all the stops to deliver on time."
Feedback from: Fred Hepburn - Series Producer
"The team at Prime Focus always went the extra mile to give Breakout a great look and sound. I was very impressed with their creative team and the support from production."
Feedback from: Rebecca North - Series Producer
"None of this would have been possible without Prime Focus and it's unprecedented support of a very exciting but quite possibly mad idea unleashed by Matt Robins and myself. So our profoundest thanks go to Parvinder, Will and Simon for getting the whole Prime Focus team to back every part of Simon George’s and October’s vision."
Feedback from: Adam Bullmore - Executive Producer
"Marie Valentino organised the multiple deliverables for this complicated film - for example, it was shot in Russian, Lithuanian and Polish - with high efficiency, understanding and always with a friendly smile. She ensured that we left Prime Focus with the best possible result."
Feedback from: Bob Mullen – Director
"The Prime Focus experience was prime!"
Feedback from: Jez Swimer
"I couldn’t be more grateful for your responsiveness, expertise and willingness to assist."
Feedback from: Claire Geddie - AV Manager
"I can honestly say that working at Prime Focus was fantastic - one of my best post-production experiences in twenty years. Everyone was exceptional, there were no hitches and the environment was a great one to work in. I felt very well looked after and had complete confidence that nothing would trip us up - not easy when you're trying to make the first ever episode of a potentially long-running format."
Feedback from: Richard Nash – Director
"It has all been rather good fun and amazingly stress-free. You have run an incredibly tight ship and the whole process has been wonderfully collaborative. Please pass on my thanks to all the team - from Tom, Ellie, Patrick and all the runners to Rada, Scott and Alex - and of course, yourself (Louisa Sutherland-Smith) and everyone at Prime Focus. It's been a truly enjoyable experience and I'm so pleased with the end results - top production values and super scary to boot!"
Feedback from: Russell England - Television & Commercials Director
"Alec, Dave and Helen were just lovely to work with. Calm, clever, creative and very, very patient."
Feedback from: Olwyn Silveste - Director of Production
"It has been working with you and your team – very professional, helpful, quick responders and clearly talented at animation and sound design. A real pleasure and we (as are our clients) are delighted with the final result."
Feedback from: Rupert Whitehead
"'Kai Po Che!' is my first film with Prime Focus and I am delighted with the output. The creative folks at Prime Focus, be it in visual effects or grading understood my vision very well and ensured that the film’s sensitivity and realism were enhanced multifold. They were with me every step of the way."
Feedback from: Abhishek Kapoor - Director
"A Salman Khan movie sets a different benchmark in terms of VFX and overall visual treatment. Prime Focus' world class facilities and impressive talent helped us package 'Dabangg 2' to meet the discerning expectations of Salman Khan fans globally."
Feedback from: Arbaaz Khan – Director and Producer
"Prime Focus was right for The Petrol Age because we knew they could handle the wide range of cameras we were using, the multiple sources of archive and deliver great creative talent to both picture and sound. Its been a challenge to do so much so quickly but having access to so many smart people means there is always a solution."
Feedback from: Darren Bender – Executive Producer
"My time spent at Prime Focus working with Simona Harrison and Richard Hawkins was a very pleasant experience. Richard was fantastic to deal with and hugely accommodating, while Simona was both highly skilled and a pleasure to work with. The facilities and set-up at Prime Focus make for a great environment, and I wouldn't want my post work done anywhere else."
Feedback from: John Turner – Director
"I'd worked with Duncan once before on a music video and he did a fantastic job on it so I was really happy to be coming back. On this project, by the time we came to Prime Focus it had snowballed into a near ten minute film - but Duncan was so enthusiastic and the amount of care and attention to detail he gave it was incredible. I find Duncan is very open in the way he works, he actively encourages exploring and seeing what the possibilities in the colour are before making any definitive decisions. To me he's like a painter."
Feedback from: Woof Wan-Bau – Director
"Working with Prime Focus on such a complex and challenging project was nothing short of a wonderful experience. Even though we were up against a gruelling schedule, Prime Focus worked tirelessly to get the post production finished on time and to a beautiful standard. There was never a question of "we can't" but always a "can do" attitude and over many through the night sessions the camaraderie between Brooklyn Brothers / Somesuch and the team was cemented. Belinda, Truss, James, Duncan and Anne were the dream team, creative, highly knowledgeable and completely dedicated to the project. I am looking forward to working with them again."
Feedback from: Alessia Small - Agency Producer
"Despite being offered quite a lot of dead rats to eat, the real eagles decided they were not going to be filmed for this commercial. Prime Focus stepped up with some superb trickery and the eagle fiasco was sorted. Nice one!"
Feedback from: Garth Jennings - Director
"We were very well looked after by Nicola, Alex and the team at Prime Focus. The post-production crew worked above and beyond the call of duty to make the finished product look and sound so special and I am very happy with the feel of the show. Phitz and his team did a great job creating the natural-yet-dynamic soundtrack which befitted the doc-style drama so well. Rich's grade was so distinctive and expressive it truly developed the whole feel of the piece from that of faux-doc to cinematic faux-doc - a grade as significant to the success of the show as the music, the locations and any other department - a great achievement."
Feedback from: Ben Chanan - Director
"Prime Focus did a great job on the post. They always make you feel so welcome and the work was first class as always. It's a pleasure to work with them."
Feedback from: Jennifer Kennedy - TV Producer
"With such a daunting post production schedule on this job any fears that we had were allayed with the speedy turnaround and the ability to factor in any last minute creative changes, particularly with the Christmas holidays looming over us. Congratulations to everybody who worked on this production."
Feedback from: Angela King - Agency Producer
"We wanted to get the Prime Focus team involved at the earliest possible stage of the creative process. The close collaboration between the two teams was invaluable in helping us to realise the particular authenticity that each film required."
Feedback from: Gabbi Cahane - Managing Partner
"As a Series Producer I keep returning to Prime Focus as the whole team there are very professional and always helpful."
Feedback from: Charlotte Winby – Series Producer
"Prime Focus did a brilliant job for us. We were thoroughly looked after all the way through a complicated offline and the attention to detail in the finishing was superb."
Feedback from: Miriam Lyons - Producer / Director
"Nicola Whitehead and the team at Prime Focus moved heaven and earth to finish this programme, working against a very tight deadline right up to the transmission dates. I wouldn't use any other post production house - Prime Focus would always be my first port of call. Popkorn are always extremely happy with the attention to detail and level of care provided when we work with Prime Focus."
Feedback from: Poppy Ansell - Production Manager
"From the first time I saw the script, knew what it was detailing and what the budget was, I knew there was a challenge on board. David 'Skippy' Clifton came on the shoot and was amazing at solving issues we were finding hard to do in camera; he was a genius, sorting out the problems that needed to be solved. When we got back we wanted to make the ball scene much bigger and with clever Flame work, we achieved it. The Prime Focus team pulled out all the stops and they managed through sweat and grind to pull this off and help us make a great piece of work. They did an outstanding job."
Feedback from: Claudio Gorini - Deputy Head of Broadcast / Agency Producer
"After much research in an unfamiliar and fast changing technological environment, I feel I could not have done better than to have eventually committed the project to your care at Prime Focus. It was extremely nerve racking to be in front of the monitor viewing the very old footage but I have to say that I’ve rarely enjoyed professional contact such as what I’ve come across at Prime Focus. As the work progressed it became more and more evident that I had made a good choice.
The helpfulness of all staff has been of an extraordinarily high standard. In fact I can’t recall meeting such a consistently cheerful willingness to help at all times. As a long term venture undergoing a most testing stage, it was quite a trial for me; but arduous and stressful though the work was, I could not have hoped for more supportive attention from Martin Rogers and his staff."
Feedback from: Alan Denley A.R.C.A. – Artist
"Prime Focus are a pleasure to work with on all levels. The attention to detail from all departments removes all the stress out of post production – I would heartily recommend them to anyone."
Feedback from: Poppy Ansell - Production Manager
"We wanted to make something that worked well with the lyrics, and was an homage to our local area, Dalston. We try to use Rich Fearon at Prime Focus for everything as quite simply, he's not only the best, but he's the soundest colourist in the world."
Feedback from: Ryan Hope - Managing Director and half of directing duo Hope Audikana
"The blend of visual and audio material involved in this film posed a real challenge to the team at Prime Focus, but they delivering a terrific look that preserved and reflected the integrity of the astonishing archival footage of 9/11, and a wonderfully rich sound mix that was both respectful and exciting."
Feedback from: Phil Craig - Executive Producer
"The Prime Focus team really worked hard within a limited schedule and budget to create a third Stella TVC for Mother; which again, we were all very happy with."
Feedback from: James Letham - Agency Producer
"Prime Focus has been a real ally during the making of this very demanding series. They put together a robust workflow that just, well, worked. Flexibility, quality and a can-do attitude have been the hallmarks of the entire post-production process."
Feedback from: Ben Bowie – Executive Producer
"The unusual concept of a stylish, sporty hybrid offered us a great opportunity to push the boundaries. Although this is a fantasy drive we wanted to make it look as real as possible, which meant creating our own laser light show on the Spanish coast and using a challenging mix of formats. The Prime Focus team did a terrific job of managing the media, integrating the graphics and perfecting a difficult grade. Our client was delighted with the result."
Feedback from: Alistair Weaver – Executive Producer
"It's always a pleasure to work with the team at Prime Focus. The post-production process ran smoothly as always, and their input was invaluable in tying together the look and feel we sought for the show."
Feedback from: Rod Brown – Executive Producer
"We chose Prime Focus as we were impressed by their work for other clients and because they shared our excitement and vision of our project. They really went that extra mile and their whole team was really enthusiastic! My two directors Joey Ansah and Owen Trevor found Prime Focus creative, responsive and extraordinarily helpful. We are delighted with the work they have delivered."
Feedback from: Jacqueline Quella – Producer
"This was a complex project that needed a light touch and a creative eye to pull together all the many elements that had been so painstakingly created. Phil Hurrell was invaluable on the shoot, Duncan a joy to grade with (as always) and Derek's talent, persistence and patience meant we achieved the end result we had all been hoping for."
Feedback from: Cathy Green – Producer
"Due to the timings and post work that was needed on this job, Prime Focus managed to pull something off that many people thought was impossible in the time we had. It is a true sign of fantastic post producing and the brilliance of a great post house."
Feedback from: Claudio Gorini - Producer
"I came to Prime Focus as a new client, bringing with me a film that required a great deal of creative input in its online, grade and sound design. Fortunately I was not disappointed. I found all of the crafts-people at Prime Focus to be immensely capable, imaginative and professional and I came away with a beautifully post-produced programme."
Feedback from: Joe Matthews – Producer & Director
"This was my first visit to Prime Focus, I shall certainly be returning again soon. There is a great collection of people who couldn't have been more helpful."
Feedback from: James Lethem - Producer
"This is a truly beautiful series and the CGI compliments the specially-shot material perfectly. So often, space-based television programmes fail to capture the magnificence and awe of space but I think the creative team at Prime Focus have done just that."
Feedback from: Danielle Peck – Series Producer
"Working with Prime Focus has been a wonderful experience, much like our previous partnerships in projects like 'Black' and 'Ghajini'. I completely trust Rohan's sensibility as a Colorist and I am extremely pleased with the look and feel of the film.”
Feeback from: Ravi K Chandran – DoP.
"For us, as with all our special effects, the key was to make people believe the unbelievable. We only had one shot at this stunt and it had to be perfect and make a lot of noise for Living TV. Prime Focus took our idea of turning Marble Arch into the Gates of Hell and brought it to life. Seeing it engulfed in flames as we drove up Park Lane was absolutely breathtaking, and the moment when the Arch cracked and collapsed was stunning. We have created something really special together."
Feedback from: Jay Fretwell – Creative Partner
"It's been a pleasure working with Prime Focus on this programme. They are very accommodating and understanding of our needs, especially considering we were delivering very close to transmission and I think they did a great job of making sure the final programme looks and sounds its best."
Feedback from: Jane Lowe – Production Manager
"Being able to see the alternate endings in full context was really useful. The team at Prime Focus was willing to experiment with us; to use the DI technology to benefit the underlying story and not just the look. They created a very comfortable and confident environment to finish the film."
Feedback: Mark Ruffalo – Director
"Prime Focus were great to work with. They grasped difficult concepts and came up with some stunning ways to visualise them, whether it was the relationship between the planet's wind systems and the growth of trade, or the way in which fault lines stimulated the growth of early civilisations."
Feedback: Jonathan Renouf – Series Producer
"Prime Focus has always been consistent in their delivery. I was confident I would get the desired look for my film. They have some of the best technicians who I can completely depend upon. Sunny understood what we were looking for and the final result was totally in sync with what we were seeking. The professionalism and commitment is especially impressive."
Feedback: Santosh Tundyal – DoP
"Anne Trotman did an amazing job adding the explosions and additional debris and smoke. This was requested by the label when we were at the final stages of post production and so had not been planned in the initial shoot. Anne and the team at Prime Focus did an incredible job adding these to moving shots with moving talent. The work carried out in India was great and with Anne and Simon Huhtala overseeing it; it was a surprisingly easy and creative process. "
Feedback: Trudy Bellinger – Director
"Prime Focus made it easy for us to segue between grading and online, allowing a lot of flexibility right up until the last moment. When deadlines are tight, as they were on this project, that was a real luxury. Not to mention the quality of the work, which was top drawer."
Feedback: Ben Pugh – Producer
"I am delighted with the work Prime Focus has completed on 'Grow Your Own Drugs for Christmas'. Graeme has enhanced the colours and the look and feel of the programme is contemporary but brings a real Christmas magic to the screen. Clive, as always brought his attention to detail to bear on the project and Kevin flexed his comedy muscles adding a humorous spot effect or two to our festive graphics."
Feedback: Lucy Hooper – Series Producer
"I am really impressed by the dedication and commitment of the Prime Focus team. Rohan has an impeccable design sensibility coupled with an eye for details which really helped us achieve the desired look flawlessly."
Feedback: Vikas Nowlakha – DoP
"Prime Focus were extremely supportive of this project and as always Love were able to rely on their highly professional team for an excellent job - despite some difficult deadlines."
Feedback: Claire Mills – Production Manager
"I've now seen a number of high-end broadcast projects through from offline to delivery at Prime Focus and have been consistently impressed. It's rare to find such a combination of a flexible and friendly attitude, a collaborative approach to solving the inevitable production headaches, and a painless, creative journey through post."
Feedback: Alex Marengo – Director
"Prime Focus really came through for us on 'Muhammad and Larry'. They helped us achieve a beautiful looking and sounding film. Prime Focus has a terrific team of top notch talent, and we really enjoyed working with them."
Feedback: Bradley Kaplan – Director/Producer
"Prime Focus took up the challenge to do the invisible VFX & DI for the movie and pulled it off beautifully. Prime Focus is a new age company with deep rooted commitment and bustling with innovative ideas. It was a good fit with a youthful movie like 'Wake up Sid' and a young debutante director like me. I totally enjoyed working with both the VFX and DI teams and hope to come back to Prime Focus for my next."
Feedback: Ayan Mukherjee – Director
"The standard of professionalism and competence shown by the entire Prime Focus team – whatever the time of day, or however short the notice – has been nothing short of excellent. I can, without any hesitation, recommend Prime Focus’ services, whatever pressure and tight budgets producers may be working under and however seemingly impossible the schedule."
Feedback: Nigel Farrell – Series Producer
"It was a pleasure working with blue as they went to great lengths to provide continuity of staff who learnt the style of the show inside out and created inspired, crisp and punchy audio mixes and great online visuals - the colour grading was spot-on. It was a complex and challenging show to get 100% right and I'm delighted with the end results."
Feedback: Michal Porecki – Series Producer
"Prime Focus, yet again, gave us all their best people despite the limitations of budget and time. Their contribution was vital in giving the whole film the immediacy and impact that we were looking for. The creativity and willingness to go that extra mile is something they always deliver and this shows in the end result."
Feedback: Rankin & Chris – Director
"Prime Focus' professionalism, cost effectiveness, end to end service and excellent quality makes it amongst the leading post production houses in India. It is like a one stop shop where once you complete the shoot and deliver the negative, you can be assured about the final print reaching you, the distributers and the exhibitors without any delays. Working with Prime Focus on 'Love Aaj Kal' has been a wonderful experience, much like our previous partnerships in projects like 'Eklavya' and 'Jab We Met'."
Feedback: N Natarajan Subramaniam – Cinematographer
"The creative input from both Richard and Clive has really helped to enhance the sensitive nature of this film, and coupled with the efficiency and positive attitude of Nicola Whitehead, despite an ever reducing delivery schedule, the whole process has been seamless and trouble free."
Feedback: Pete Hurst – Production Manager
"Prime Focus was the only facility we could find with the infrastructure and manpower needed to take on a job of this size within our delivery timetable. The staff at Prime Focus bent over backwards to make it happen."
Feedback: Tony Roman – VFX Supervisor
"It's a pleasure to work with a team that supports and executes an idea this effectively. The idea to take forward the coffee-toffee argument to beyond our own world was interesting to begin with, and we’re pleased with the level of detailing and realization put in by the Prime Focus team."
Feedback: Minakshi Achan – Executive Vice President and Executive Creative Director
"Douglas Hart and James Tillett have worked together on a number of videos now and the results are always beautiful, so it was a no-brainer when it came to talking about post production. Douglas' original reference for the video was the film ‘In Cold Blood’ and he really wanted to achieve the richness of 1940’s film noir, which James has done beautifully. Having shot on the RED, we were always aware that the finished piece needed to have a truly filmic quality, and as ever, the Prime Focus boys have done us proud."
Feedback: Lucy Booth – Producer
"I think what strikes me the most about the Prime Focus DI team is the fact that they develop a lot of chemistry between the colorists and the DoP based totally on aesthetics which is really great. One is interacting with a painter and not just a technical guy. The ability to understand the deep blacks and the whites without making the grey areas look as mundane as they are is what makes Prime Focus different from others."
Feedback: Aseem Mishra – DoP
"Richard Fearon was the colourist and did a great job for us. Working with Ed Wild, the DoP, he provided a sophisticated look that supported the film’s story. We chose Prime Focus because of Richard’s working relationship with Eran Creevy, the Director, and his passion for the project, and it proved to be the right decision."
Feedback: Ben Pugh – Producer
"I think Prime Focus really went above and beyond the call of duty in commitment, application and technical skill, and can be proud of their invaluable participation. Chris Chard first got involved with the project and made sure we had the perfect team to work with. His skills as a producer and a person really got 'Bananaz' to where it is today."
Feedback: Ceri Levy – Director/Producer
"It takes nine offlines, two onlines, Nitris, Smoke, two sound studios and nearly six months of hard graft in post to get Great British Menu on air, and you could only do that with a dedicated facility behind you. What makes me pleased to come back, for this our third year together, is the breadth of services available and the enthusiasm for the series from all the staff. It genuinely feels like they know the show as well as, if not better, than me sometimes!"
Feedback: Philip J Smith – Series Producer
"Prime Focus did an outstandingly good job; everything came out just as we hoped it would. It was a smooth experience and everyone brought their abilities to the project and I think it shows in the finished version."
Feedback: Alastair Thain