Introducing xCrew

Most of our crew members are now available for hire via xCrew, our new booking service for freelance filmmaking professionals. From PDs to DOPs; art directors to colourists, we've got the lot. If you need an awesome crew member for your production, look no further.

Call us on +44 (0) 20 3417 4909 for a quote, or click here for guide day-rates.

AFQ (Arbitrary Film Quotes) No. 2

You have to be obsessive. I know I’ve probably come across as obsessive now, and I just have to admit it. You have to be obsessive to do this and to love this. Otherwise, it’s just too big. It’s a Leviathan. It will swallow you. The only way to not be swallowed by the Leviathan is you get a ton of tenacity and a small spoon and go, ‘Well, I’m going to eat this fucking beast before it eats me. It’s going to take 10 years, one tiny spoonful at a time.’ And that’s how you make a film. That’s how you make anything in this industry. You deal with the immediate and you deal with the long term rejection. And you have to consider both.
— David Slade, Director

Radiator To Premiere At BFI London Film Festival

x is delighted to announce that its first feature co-production Radiator will have its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival.

Produced by Turnchapel Films and Rattling Stick, and co-produced by x and Halo, Radiator is a moving personal debut from director Tom Browne, which tells the story of retired couple Leonard (Richard Johnson) and Maria (Gemma Jones) in a poignant portrait of family love, in all its complicated, heart-breaking and life-affirming incarnations.

You can buy tickets to the screening here.

Crocodile Wraps

x has just wrapped on its latest short film Crocodile.

Shot in Bristol over a blustery weekend, Crocodile was directed by Matt Harris-Freeth and produced by Paul Harry Thomas.

Matt has directed music videos for bands such as Mystery Jets and Editors, and he brings his thoughtful filmmaking to this highly original micro-short, which is due for completion in late October.

AFQ (Arbitrary Film Quotes) No. 1

A film producer needs to be a film critic, a film historian, a talent scout, a lawyer, an accountant, a factory foreman, a marketer, a publisher, and a judge of what a worldwide audience is going to want to see in 2 or 3 years’ time. You also need to be a psychotherapist and counsellor, and a career adviser. You should be highly articulate and entrepreneurial, and also a thoughtful analyst and strategist. In military terms, you’re a general, but, most of the time, you don’t have any army - it’s just you.
— Archie Tait, Film Lecturer at London Film School

Old Habits To Premiere At LA Shorts

x is delighted to announce that its latest short film, Old Habits, will receive its world premiere at Los Angeles International Short Film Festival.

The film was directed by The Brothers Lynch (Screen International Stars of Tomorrow 2013), produced by Paul Harry Thomas and Mike Morrison, and commissioned by the Collabor8te fund, a joint initiative between Rankin Film Productions, Dazed TV, The Bureau, and Nokia.

LA Shorts Fest is accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and bills itself as the most prestigious short film festival in the world, with a past record of 44 Academy Award-nominated films, including 14 Oscar winners.

New Music Video Talent

x is proud to announce some new additions to its squad, bringing a wealth of music video experience to the team. Here are our new signings...

Matt Harris-Freeth

Matt's an award-winning director based in Bristol, UK. He has over a decade of experience directing and editing promos and music videos for some of the biggest brands and most well known artists in the world. Here is Matt's video for Mystery Jets. 

Mark Buchanan

Mark graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama in 2005, and he's been making great shorts and music videos in London ever since. Here's Mark's atmospheric video for Auld Archie by Flutes.

The Brothers Lynch

Finally, it's a pleasure to introduce the Brothers Lynch (Screen Stars of Tomorrow 2013). We got to know them well on Old Habits (which they directed) and have been looking forward to working with them again. Here's a recent Vimeo Staff Pick of theirs.

New Website Goes Live

It’s been a busy three months here at xHQ. We’ve completed principal photography on our next two shorts, Trillaphon (Dir: Maria Pia Fanigliuo) and Boldly Gone (Dir: Mark Buchanan) – as well as making films for 3M, The Big Shot, Positive Money, CIBSE, kworks, and many more.

We're also very pleased to unveil this brand new website, which officially went live this morning. We hope you like it.

Watch this space for exciting news about the premiere of our newest film, Old Habits (Dir: The Brothers Lynch), and our first co-produced feature film, Radiator.