Our Christmas campaign for Photobox was broadcast in the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand. Directed by Amanda Bluglass, with creative by Colin Melville, we shot over 4 days on the Riviera…the English Riviera that is; as well as a stunning locatio... read more
Commercials Unlimited offers an unparalleled Production Service for every kind of shoot anywhere in the world, utilising our 20 years’ experience and our outstanding production value. When pitching we are always happy to provide multiple directorial treatments, style references and boards with associated budgets and a detailed production template.
Award-winning 2D, CGI, Stop-frame, Clay-mation, Puppetry, SFX, Motion Graphics and Typography.learn more
Initial quoting service for any size of budget.
We can assist agencies when pitching to client. Our documents serve very much as the templates for the entire production.
Location research, sourcing and management.
Featured artists, background artists and voice-overs plus usage and buyout negotiation.
Production insurance and all permits.
Highly skilled and experienced production crews, including bi-lingual for overseas clients.
The latest camera, lighting & sound gear.
Set builds, props, wardrobe, animals, models & special effects.
Character design and free visualisation tests.
From commercials to long form.
World-leading sound and visual post production.
and much more...
Forget archaic FTP directories! Our secure client pages enable you to track and share all elements of the production from initial showreels, and creative interpretations to final edits.
Facilitating fast and easy communication, this centralised production hub simplifies the approval processes, content sharing and version control.
Directors seeking representation
We’re always looking to represent new directorial talent, so if you have a showreel and experience in either the commercials, corporate or digital market, we’d be happy to hear from you. We embrace all media - live action, CGI, animation and SFX.
Our Mission Statement
‘We undertake to put more of your production budget on screen. We tailor each production around your available budget and our assurance of high production value within the budget is guranteed. By way of a summary, this is what we offer:
At initial stages, take advantage of our ‘Real Time Reels’ i.e. custom (taster) reels of relevant spots from appropriate directors. These can be available within hours via the web, as well as sending hard copy versions.
We are always happy to provide multiple directorial treatments, style references and boards with associated budgets and a detailed production template. Our pitching documents are informative, polished and client-friendly.
With over 20 years’ experience in animation, we’re constantly adapting to changing trends and technologies and we’re always delighted to provide short tests and references.
Latest Blog Posts
read more09 OctHere’s another lovely commercial from our beauty director Richard Caesar, this time for L'Oréal Paris.
It was shot for McCann over two days with French actress Florence Mattei and lit by... read more23 Sep
Rob works as a Director/DOP. The way he sees it – particularly with food spots – is that directing and lighting are part and parcel of the same thing; nothing gets lost in translation and this symbiosis also smiles on the budget. As a meticulous planner in terms of storyline/content, ... read more05 May
Paul Henman is universally known for his more expansive work with clients such as BP, Bentley, Microsoft, Lexus and Coca-Cola, but he’s not adverse to purely studio shoots and liked the challenges offered by the Cetraben script.
Produced for agency Bray Leino, this one day shoo... read more29 Apr
While on holiday in Florida with my wife Liz and our two young boys, I had a go at ‘Gator’ wrestling.
It wasn't easy avoiding those massive jaws but Liz eventually agreed that I could have a go.
While on top of the Gator it occurred to me that this is actually a gre... read more03 MarRichard does beauty – beautifully. Despite his love of the technical possibilities of film making (these being merely the tools for the job), the main focus of Richard’s work is capturing tactile em... read more10 Feb
Matt Berndt is often pigeon-holed as a car director - with good reason when you see his exceptional work for Porsche, Mercedes, BMW and Toyota. However, as his car commercials often feature as much lifestyle as shiny metal, it’s not surprising that this beauty spot for Gucci perfectly de... read more03 Dec
2 day commercial shoot in Cape Town for £91k including all post, music, artists’ buyouts and agency travel & accommodation.2 day commercial shoot in Cape Town for £91k including all post, music, artists’ buyouts and agency travel & accommodation.... read more18 NovThe death of a loved one in the family is a hugely sensitive subject, but the script from Bray Leino in Bristol for Sun Life Direct naviga... read more02 May
With the World Cup just around the corner, we’re building ourselves into a fever pitch and are poised for kick off, ready to pitch for any football-related projects you have in the tunnel. Our previous commercials around earlier World Cups have included Umbro with the England team in a ... read more
What Client’s Say
We recently worked with Commercials Unlimited on a project which saw the making of - not one – but seven commercials in an insanely short turnaround time. Right from pitch, and through all aspects of the production, they proved themselves to be eager, energetic and totally focused. Attention to detail was superb at all times – both from the team at CU and from their nominated director Laurie Castelli. Their post-production expertise also proved invaluable as they and Laurie marshalled the complicated project through with great skill and patience. It was obvious, too, that they’re very well thought of within the industry as they were able to pull in quite a few favours for us in terms of extra time here and there. To top it all, they’re genuinely nice people to be beside in the dark of a Soho editing suite for nearly four weeks – something that tests even the best of relationships!
Suki, The director chosen for the 'Train to Gain' commercial, got some great performances out of the two actors and allowed them to tell the story with a smile. I think the ad is beautifully paced and subtly makes it point without being heavy handed. Behind the scenes Commercials took my tight time constraints (from brief to finished ad in just two weeks) and produced the goods with flair. Naturally, I took all the credit back at the agency, but then that’s creatives for you.”
"It's easy to make bad commercials. Whatever the budget. It's much harder to make good commercials, let alone great ones. We had a big idea and a brave client. A client who wanted to change his brand’s position. And we we're being ambitious with the idea, too. A 40 second spot and six 30 second spots on not exactly a massive budget. What we did have though, was a production company who are experts at delivering to a vision and ambition of this type. A production company that always seem to be able to take the budget and turn out spots that punch well above their weight. They have the experience to know how to bring in the right talent to make things happen. And what really makes Commercials Unlimited great is that they are simply great people to work with. Given all this, I think we made some very good commercials!"
"This was the first time I’ve worked with Commercials Unlimited - although I have worked with Laurie Castelli in the past – and I found the whole production team fantastic; nothing was too much trouble, the production values were second to none and overall the team were accommodating, supportive and created a real ‘Team Spirit’. My first experience working with Commercials Unlimited therefore ticked all the right boxes and I would be more than happy to work with them again and to recommend them to friends and colleagues within the industry."