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 worked on a Bisto TV commercial with Commercials Unlimited and were delighted with the results. Good production and planning by Neil, Jo and Simon meant we were able to get through a lot of food set-ups over two days. Rob Payton directed with great energy and creativity and food stylist Clare Ferguson was excellent.
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!
Mazda 2 Interactive film "When they approached the brief, Commercials Unlimited showed immediately that they understood the convergence of media formats; they passionately believe – as we do – that the web as a medium is no longer the poor relation to television. With our high profile pan-European product launch for Mazda2 it was critical that we engaged a production company with the same mind set and who would be flexible when regional variances were identified, that progress could be communicated easily to all parties on a day to day basis, that the budget was strictly adhered to and that the launch date would not be compromised. On all counts, Commercials Unlimited met, and in many instances exceeded, our expectations. A special note of distinction has to go to the Director, Suki; he demonstrated throughout a level of creativity and obvious expertise in the medium under circumstances that could have been perceived as a logistical mountain with very little time to climb."
'From the onset I had a very clear vision of what we needed to achieve, so I was delighted when Commercials Unlimited proposed moving the shoot to Barcelona to overcome the problems of (potentially) poor light and cluttered environments. I was delighted too when they produced a real Atlantic cod for Red Vision to base their fish CGI on. The deadline was extremely tight, but having Graham Collier (the animator) along on the shoot was a great help in speeding up the subsequent CGI process. It was important too that the Big Fish appeared friendly whilst appearing authentic throughout and by virtue of what proved to be a real team effort, we achieved all our objectives and had a lot of fun besides.’