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PROVIDING THE SUPPORT TO ALLOW TV AND MEDIA COMPANIES TO FLY

 
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WHAT WE DO

We are Nest Productions - a specialist production company combining leading talent, expert knowledge and a personal approach across our international network. We're dedicated to our partners and create groundbreaking TV productions together.

 

OUR ETHOS

We care about people. We are proud of our work. We are inclusive!

We want people to enjoy working with us. We are passionate about the wellbeing of those we work with both on and off screen. We enjoy creating and fostering a culture that is friendly and professional. We have lots of ideas to help create positive working environments and would be thrilled to discuss these with you.  

 

ABOUT US

Our incredible team is truly the heart of Nest Productions. It’s their talent that leads to award-winning visual content, and their dedication that keeps our clients coming back. Learn more about our team below.

As a team we manage over £100M per year across all our productions.

 
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DEREK DRENNAN

Founder

Derek has worked in TV since 2000, starting off his career in HR and then spent his time climbing the ranks as a freelancer in production management working across most genres including studio entertainment, live, kids, reality, documentary, drama and branded content.

Previously to starting The Nest, he was the Head of Production (non-scripted) for Lime Pictures and Wise Owl Films. 
At Lime he looked after the business from a commercial perspective as well as leading a huge team of freelancers, staff & cast and ensuring the smooth running of all productions across the non-scripted slate.

Some of Derek's TV highlights include previously working on Emmerdale, Socceraid, CoachTrip, Eggheads, Celebs Go Dating, Made In Chelsea and most recently via The Nest on a BBC Storyville feature length doc and a brilliant kids drama for C5 'The World According To Grandpa' starring Don Warrington and Sally Lindsay.

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OUR SERVICES

We provide production support across all genres in TV.

Essentially we can provide the infrastructure of a fully fledged production company.

At Nest Productions, there’s no such thing as an impossible task. Our experienced team is willing and able to tackle any project, always on deadline. Check out our list of services below and contact us if you can’t find what you’re looking for.

 
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PRODUCTION SUPPORT

The Nest can help and manage all aspects of your production, from Development stage to Delivery.

​PERSONNEL

We can provide support from the following job roles:

Managing Director/COO

Director of Production

Head of Production  

Production Executive

Production Management 

Production Accountants 

Finance Director

Talent Management


GENERAL

Contracting with Broadcasters. 

Supplying Production Protocols.

Creating & Overseeing Production Budgets and Schedules.

Delivery of final programme in line with Broadcaster Agreement. 

Negotiating deals with suppliers including Post and Kit. 

International Distribution. 

Office Space.

PRODUCTION SERVICES

Provide local crews.

Catering.

Transport.

Accommodation.

Locations.

Extras/Casting.

Health and Safety

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BUSINESS CONSULTANCY

The Nest can have an overview of your Company health.

GENERAL 

We are experts in growth!

Reviewing and improving company margin.

Initiating production processes from hiring, finance and production close down.

Implementing company processes with specific interest in crew wellbeing, diversity and duty of care.


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BRANDED

CONTENT

What about it?

The Nest has worked with some of the biggest brands including Nike and SONY on long and short-form content. 

So, whether you are a brand looking to fund a brand funded programme, or a production company with an idea that needs funding we can help by liaising with broadcasters, completing budgets and running the production.

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PARTNERSHIPS

Got an idea?

The Nest often works as a co-production partner to indies who want to share the risk and need a production company infastructure in place.


You may have an idea that has interest from the channel but need help to get it from paper to reality.

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CONTENT CREATION

Let us know how we can help

With our knowledge and expertise in TV production we can provide video content for your company/project. We have worked with various companies applying the principles we have learnt in TV production to help create engaging and well priced content for a variety of projects.

TESTIMONIALS

From day one I was impressed with their professionalism, knowledge and efficiency. Their friendliness, attention to detail and integrity simply made them indispensable. We are expanding our work with Nest as a result.

Lisa Chapman, MD Whizz Kid Entertainment

Derek and Stew are so so helpful and patient. I'm really appreciative and really hope to be able to continue working with them in the future!

Stacey Dooley, Little Dooley Productions

Derek is a consummate professional, highly networked and at the top of his game. His intuitive approach to the editorial drives his business brain and I have really valued working with him. It is clear from every meeting we have done together, that he is both incredibly well liked and respected.

Caroline Roberts-Cherry, MD, Saffron Cherry-Productions

The Nest were essential to the smooth running of a very tricky long-form branded content shoot. They have comprehensive knowledge, are adaptable and always a calming influence; They were our rock.

Tom Dean, In-House Executive Producer, Wieden and Kennedy