SANDSTORM FILMS

ABOUT US

SANDSTORM FILMS

ABOUT US

ABOUT US

Got a question about Sandstorm Films?

We’re an independent, world class film production facility for advertising content, based in the UK. From Studios to Motion control, Alexa to Phantom, Edit to Grade and everything in between, we have it all in-house, on one site.

Back in 2000 we began creating a content production service that breaks away from the traditional advertising model. Why? The old, fragmented approach to production – via multiple stakeholders, locations and teams – simply didn’t work.

The only way to take full control of the creative journey was to bring the entire process in-house, so we built the bricks-and-mortar facilities and invested in the industry-leading equipment to do so.

Fast-forward 20 years and it’s the reason emerging brands choose Sandstorm to make their creative vision a reality, and household names trust us with their most important work.

2000

SOHO

Sandstorm started as a production company in Soho and almost 20 years later, creative and technical excellence are still part of who we are.

2007

SCIENCE MUSEUM

Moving out to Wiltshire to set up a creative hub for the Science Museum was a bold move that marked us out very early on as mould-breakers.

2009

CUSTOM BUILT HQ

In 2009 we took over an old dairy and converted it into the fully equipped film studios and post-production facilities you see today.

OUR STORY

Founded by Tom Ward in 2000, Sandstorm Films began life like so many creative companies, in London’s Soho. It was back then while working on feature films and TV commercials that Tom anticipated the rise of digital content and how the traditional production model would struggle to fulfill client demand for moving image assets in particular.
Tom kept the company’s foothold in London but moved production to an easily accessible site just outside the M25 – transforming a disused dairy farm into an end-to-end studio complex that, at a fraction of the cost of renting a modest office in Soho, today produces the highest levels of cinema and TV commercials both directly with brands and in partnership with the world’s leading creative agencies.
Tom’s vision was simple: build industry-leading facilities, equipped with the very best cinema-quality cameras and lights and a full-time core team who are all hands-on experts in their field.​

This unique – and brave – approach gave clients for the first time a facility to produce branded content that would match their flagship above-the line campaigns but at a much lower cost and shorter turnaround time.

Today, along with offices in London and New York, Sandstorm Films produce over 80% of their work from this custom-built facility just 40 minutes from Heathrow airport.

OUR STORY

Founded by Tom Ward in 2000, Sandstorm Films began life like so many creative companies, in London’s Soho. It was back then while working on feature films and TV commercials that Tom anticipated the rise of digital content and how the traditional production model would struggle to fulfill client demand for moving image assets in particular.
Tom kept the company’s foothold in London but moved production to an easily accessible site just outside the M25 – transforming a disused dairy farm into an end-to-end studio complex that, at a fraction of the cost of renting a modest office in Soho, today produces the highest levels of cinema and TV commercials both directly with brands and in partnership with the world’s leading creative agencies.
Tom’s vision was simple: build industry-leading facilities, equipped with the very best cinema-quality cameras and lights and a full-time core team who are all hands-on experts in their field.​

This unique – and brave – approach gave clients for the first time a facility to produce branded content that would match their flagship above-the line campaigns but at a much lower cost and shorter turnaround time.

Today, along with offices in London and New York, Sandstorm Films produce over 80% of their work from this custom-built facility just 40 minutes from Heathrow airport.