Kennaa Film Studios
The majority of film productions use the Isle of Man for its diverse locations. However, when a studio space or weather cover is needed, Kennaa is perfectly positioned to fulfill that need.
OFFICES (click on the images to view larger versions)
There is also a pleasant picnic area which overlooks the St. John’s valley nearby.
THE ‘PURPLE HAYES STAGE’
Simon has this to say about the facility:
“It has been an absolute pleasure shooting at Kennaa and both Director and Production are very thankful indeed that the original performances captured at the studio are of such high quality due to the complete sound proofing that none of the sound will have to be re-recorded. This protects the actors original performances and also saves a lot of money in the post production budget. I can honestly say that Purple Stage at Kennaa is as quiet as ANY of the studios at Pinewood or Shepperton. The stage is WELL within international sound stage acoustic tolerances-meaning it is properly SOUNDPROOFED, not sound treated or dampened or any of the other terms I have heard applied to certain other studio’s on the Island.”
Length: 31m (102ft)
Width: 13m (42ft)
Height: 4.5m (15ft) at lowest point
Area: 403 sq m (4,337 sq ft)
The sound stage walls have 400mm of densely packed insulation contained by 12mm ply, securely fixed via a timber frame to the steel frame and perfectly level concrete floor.
The roof is fixed through a steel bracket system allowing 600mm of densely packed insulation to give increased sound deadening properties. This is also lined with 12mm plywood.
The roof and walls are lined with 75mm acoustic insulation (Rockwool Sound-Pro Insulation), and covered with a woven, studded, geotextile to give an extremely effective ‘chesterfield sofa’ effect.
The frame has scaffold tubes welded to the roof trusses (6mm weld), giving a hanging point at 14 locations, with a load capability of 50Kg/m.
An insulated service hatch (2ft x 2ft) allows cabling to run from outside, where a 10ft by 5ft shed has been constructed outside to house sound apparatus.
There are 14 Double Power Points (240 Volt).
PROP STORAGE/CONSTRUCTION AND PARKING (click on the images to view larger versions)
Further parking suitable for Unit/Facilities Vehicles is situated behind the Equestrian Centre less than two minutes’ walk away.
- Heartless – click here for more information
Producer Richard Raymond, Pippa Cross
Director Philip Ridley
Starring Jim Sturgess, Clemence Poesy, Noel Clarke, Joseph Mawle
Filmed 20th June – 20th July 2008
- Wild Target – click here for more information
Producers Martin Pope, Michael Rose (Magic Light Pictures)
Director Jonathan Lynn
Starring Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Grint, Rupert Everett, Eileen Atkins
Filmed 7th October to 27th October 2008
- The Cottage – click here for more information
Producer Ken Marshall
Director Paul Andrew Williams
Starring Andy Serkis, Reece Shearsmith, Jennifer Ellison
Filmed March – April 2007
- The Walker – click here for more information
Producer Deepak Nayor
Director Paul Schrader
Starring Woody Harrelson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lauren Bacall, Ned Beatty, Moritz Bleibtreu, Willem Dafoe, Lily Tomlin
Filmed 20th April – 5th May 2006
- Lassie – click here for more information
Producer Francesca Barra, Ed Guiney, Charles Sturridge
Director Charles Sturridge
Starring Peter O’Toole, Samantha Morton, Lassie the dog, Peter Dinklage, Edward Fox.
Filmed 17th June to 10th July 2005
- Fade to Black – click here for more information
Producer Barnaby Thompson
Director Oliver Parker
Starring Christopher Walken, Danny Huston, Paz Vega, Diego Luna
Filmed 20th August – 13th September 2005
- Boy Eats Girl – click here for more information
Producer Ed Guiney
Director Stephen Bradley
Starring Samantha Mumba
Filmed 16th August – 3rd September 2004
- Chromophobia – click here for more information
Producer Tarak Ben Ammar & Ron Rotholz
Director Martha Fiennes
Starring Penelope Cruz, Rhys Ifans, Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott-Thomas
Filmed 20th August – 15th September 2004
- Revolver – click here for more information
Producers Virginie Silla, Pierre Spengler
Director Guy Ritchie
Principal Cast Andre 3000, Jason Statham, Ray Liotta
UK release date: 22 September 2005
- Heart of Me – click here for more information
Producer Martin Pope (Martin Pope Productions)
Director Thaddeus OSullivan
Starring Helena Bonham Carter, Olivia Williams, Paul Bettany
Filmed December 2001
- The Gathering – click here for more information
Producer Marc Samuelson, Peter Samuelson, Pippa Cross (Samuelson Productions)
Director Brian Gilbert
Starring Christina Ricci, Kerry Fox, Ioan Gruffudd, Stephen Dillane, Harry Forrester, Jessica Mann
Filmed Date of Principal Photography: 27th September to 25th October 2001.
- Shergar – click here for more information
Producer Walter Josten, Jeff Geoffray, Brian Agnew (Blue Rider Pictures incorporated)
Director Dennis Lewison
Starring Sir Ian Holm, Mickey Rourke, David Warner, Gary Cady.
Filmed August 1998
- Sons and Lovers – click here for more information
Producer Suzan Harrison (Company Productions)
Director Stephen Whittaker
Starring Sarah Lancashire, Hugo Speer, Rupert Evans, Keeley Forsyth
Filmed May 2002
- The Hound of the Baskervilles – click here for more information
Producer Christopher Hall (Tiger Aspect Productions)
Director David Attwood
Starring Richard Roxburgh, Richard E Grant, John Nettles, Matt Day
Filmed April 2002