The Farley blog

Not only do we love what we do, we also love to talk about it! Here are some of the news, views and reviews that we just couldn’t keep to ourselves.

The 2017 British Film Designers Guild Awards, in pictures.

British Film Designers Guild award 2017

We left this year’s British Designers Guild Awards with our feet aching from dancing, our hands sore from clapping and our heads preparing to throb in the morning, but what a fab night it was!
Pinewood heaved under the weight of film design talent as the great and the good were honoured at the 2017 BFDG Awards held at Heatherden Hall, Pinewood Studios on Saturday the 13th of January 2018.

New Stock To Go With A New Website

Though we’re groaning under the weight of our gorgeous collection, we still can’t resist adding something new to excite our clients and our latest spree has been a particularly successful one.

This Is What A Filmmaker Looks Like: Ruth Pickard wins the 2017 Underwire Festival Production Design Award

Take 127 short films, mix in a bucket load of female film making talent, spread it over five days, and you’ve got Underwire Festival 2017. Celebrating the ‘raw cinematic talents of women’, Underwire is the only film festival in the UK celebrating female film making across the crafts. It’s BAFTA recognised and is supported by industry leader organisations and sponsors and most importantly, it’s growing year on year.

Tessa Flanagan wins the Joe Farley Award 2017: Judging day at the NFTS

If you’re preparing to crew up for your next art department then we urge you to look no further than this year’s crop of Joe Farley Award entrants. Every year we’re blown away by the amazing work produced by the first year Production Design students at the National Film and Television School when we go to judge the annual Joe Farley Award.

Wedding fever takes over at The Langham Hotel

The Farley space at The Quintessentially Wedding Atelier

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue…..the recent Quintessentially Atelier had it all and then some! We had the pleasure of taking part in the exclusive Quintessentially Wedding Atelier on the 1st and 2nd of April, set in the grand ballroom at The Langham Hotel London.

‘Putting On The Glitz’ at the BFDG 70th Annual Celebration and Awards Dinner

We had the pleasure of attending the 70th Annual British Film Designers Guild awards last Saturday in the prestigious surroundings of Pinewood Studios. And what a night it was. The venue looked suitably glittering and in keeping with the ‘Putting on the glitz’ theme. The red carpet had been rolled out for the equally glitzy guests who were almost unrecognisable in their black tie suits and gowns (a world away from our on set and office attire).

Our visit to the Sir John Soane’s Museum; A must see!

Amongst all of the amazing places to visit in London, there’s one that needs to go straight to the top of your MUST see list and that’s the Sir John Soane’s Museum. We absolutely detest the over used clichés like ‘treasure trove’ and ‘Aladdin’s cave’ but these are most definitely what sprang to mind when we visited last week.

The Joe Farley Award at the NFTS : Our winner for 2016, Rosalind Gregoire

And the winner is…..
Another year and another class of talented Production Design students are making their mark at the National Film and TV School and Francesca and I had the very great pleasure in meeting them last week at the annual Joe Farley Award judging. After only five months on the course, the first year students begin the ten week fantasy project that is submitted for judging. It’s hard to believe that some of them are completely new to technical drawings, drafting and model making as the work is of such a high standard. We are always suitably impressed and this year was no exception, in fact, we think the standard is getting better each year.