About us

1185 Group is full-service film, TV and commercial group that offers end-to-end production, post-production and talent for filmmakers, broadcasters, production companies, brands and agencies, as well as consultancy on film and TV funding. To deliver the highest quality of service to our different clients and partners, we've restructured the new group into five focused divisions: 1185 Films, 1185 Post, 1185 Commercial, 1185 Talent and 1185 Consult.

1185 Films was founded in 2003 by producer and director Nick Franco. People say we’re a bit rock’n’roll. We think that's because we break down barriers, we say what we mean and we're always willing to take creative risks. But, like any successful rock‘n'roll outfit, we’re highly professional, we always deliver and we’re always on time. The 1185 name is from the 1.85:1 widescreen cinema aspect ratio, because our love of the cinematic inspires everything we do.

How we work

Passionate creators who are always on your side

At our welcoming studio and HQ in the heart of Farringdon, London, we’ve created a supportive environment for every kind of client, creator, collaborator and production. We want your project to be the best it can be, and we go all out to make that happen.

You’ll meet committed, creative collaborators who make sure you get over the line. Working with us isn’t like staying in an anonymous hotel chain, it’s more like a family-run guesthouse where you’re welcomed as an old friend. Using our experience in film, TV, advertising and digital content, we aim to deliver the highest possible production values within your budget. Our focused approach is more personal than a huge production house where you're just another client, and you'll get more bang for your buck too.

Our values

At 1185, we always aim to be...

Supportive: our number one mission is to use our experience and knowhow to help you achieve your vision. We want to help you every step of the way.

Passionate: when we commit to a project, we go all out to make it happen within your budget and to the highest standards of excellence. Work with us and we’ll commit right to the end.

Honest: we give honest opinions that are straightforward but always constructive. We look for practical solutions to help you get where you want to be.

Our mission

Our mission is to make beautiful content

Our purpose and our obsession is to create beautiful content that people want to watch. Filmmaking is our infatuation and we do what we do because we love it. We’re passionate about uncovering great stories and making everything we deliver engaging. As restless creators, our team is always looking for the next fascinating problem to solve and the best way to capture and engage your audience.

Latest news

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