LONDON — Harbor (harborpicturecompany.com) recently began construction of a complete post production studio that will span three floors in the Turnmill building in London’s Farringdon. The new location will offer end-to-end post production, including dailies, offline editorial, picture finishing, sound post, ADR and screening theaters. At the same time Harbor will continue to offer dailies and screening services from its Windsor locations to support clients based at the studios west of London.
Harbor has existing studios in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and the UK. This building was originally a warehouse that became the Turnmills nightclub during the 1990s and early 2000s, which gained a reputation as a hub for modern dance music culture. The studio location stands at the junction of the upgraded Farringdon station, where the new east-west Crossrail will meet the upgraded north-south Thameslink and London Underground. Plans are for it to open in the summer of 2022.
“Our expansion into London has always been a part of our mission to serve filmmakers through artistry and innovation,” explains Harbor founder and CEO, Zak Tucker. “We have always wanted to offer artists and filmmakers the opportunity to collaborate across disciplines under one roof – and now that roof spans geographies. We’ve seen it already with our current footprint – dailies in London, color finishing in North America – where we offered our clients a streamlined workflow for color grading and sound post from set to screen.”
“We are so excited to announce our continued expansion into the UK post production market,” adds James Corless, commercial director for Harbor. “When we started our dailies services in the UK, we already had a roadmap to reach this point, and despite the many challenges presented in the last two years, our commitment as a business to the UK creative industries has never wavered. We have always believed that Harbor could bring something unique to London’s post production offerings and I can’t wait for the clients to see what we have planned at Turnmills.”
Harbor’s UK presence has offered dailies to a range of productions, including The Midnight Sky, Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage, The Great Season 2, The Northman and Invasion.