a truly independent film studio







  • Maximise your budget and minimise your headaches


    One of the largest in UK

    32,000 Sq ft

    Uninterrupted floor space, High ceilings, huge Cyclorama, incredibly strong ceiling fixtures (rig 7.5 tons on each), extra wide loading gates, phase 3 power.


    Flexible boutique

    Specialists in equity, SEIS, EIS, tax credit, gap and complex multi party agreements.


    We additionally provide: bridge, finishing and deliverables finance.


    Creative Collaborator

    We produce 2 to 3 films per year and are actively exploring co productions with India, China, South Africa and Canada. Reach out if you have something you think would excite us.


    Fast broadband & editing suites

    Online, VFX, Audio, Offline and Grading - all available wet or dry hire - on site, or at your office. We offer full titling services, delivery paperwork, feature film deliverables and sub titling.

    35MM LAB

    Full deliverables set available

    Full set of producer deliverables available, including DCP, 35mm Lab, Posters, and more.

  • 'THE NORTH WATER' 2020


    Following carefully Covid-compliant guidelines, pickups for the upcoming BBC drama 'The North Water' were successfully shot inside our Hangar.


    Stephen Graham, Tom Courtenay and Peter Mullan are among the names joining Colin Farrell and Jack O’Connell in Andrew Haigh’s forthcoming adaptation of The North Water.


    BBC Television and See-Saw Films


    Self testing with quick results in 45 minutes.




    Iwarrant digital technology wrapper to COVID-19 which delivers a digital certification

    Here's a taste of what we have to offer at Black Hangar Studios


    Sit back and relax...

  • Past Production Highlights

  • In-house Productions

    Salvage Marines


    Grand Isle


    Born To Be Blue


    Breaking The Bank


    Miracle Landing on the Hudson


  • Production Highlights

    The Grand Tour

    Star Wars: Rogue One

    Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

    24: Live Another Day

    Doctor Who

    Kill Your Friends

    Top Gear

    Dark Tide

    Ra One

    Peter and Wendy

  • The Hangar

  • Stage


    • Stage Height: (24 ft) at the lowest point of the eaves, (37 ft) at the highest point of the apex
    • Dimensions: 125 ft wide x 240 ft long

    • Vehicle Access: Width 5.8m (18 ft) Height 7.9m (25 ft)
    • Weight-bearing: 7 ton per truss, 330-ton overall roof weight
    • Floor space: 32,000 Sqft uninterrupted (no pillars or support structures)
    • Power: 48 x 13 amp points and 3 x 3 phase 32 amp


    For a seriously big green screen shoot

    • The UK’S Largest Permanent Cyclorama
    • Standing at a mighty 24 feet and spanning 100 feet in length our Cyclorama has been put to good use on titles including...
    • Star Wars: Rogue One, Peter and Wendy24: Live Another Day, Breaking The Bank
    • In house Visual FX Supervisor and CGI artists can be made available to assist your production team and ensure your shots are delivered to the highest spec possible and that your Director's creative vision is realized.
  • Production Facilities

  • Fast broadband

    Office Space

    We have numerous production offices in varying sizes to meet every production and budget requirement.


    Heating, power points, telephones with itemized billing and internet lines are provided in our offices. Meeting rooms are available on an hourly bases for local businesses. Please Note: Utilities, cleaning, internet, and telephone calls incur additional costs.

    Makeup and Hair

    This is a bright, clean and modern facility, which can be extended easily, to cater for larger production requirements – or single stars.


    Includes Makeup and backwash chairs, ample lighting and fresh towels. Rooms have the flexibility to cater for all makeup needs including prosthetics and full-body casts.

    Canteen & Catering

    From just £18 per head a day we can take care of all your catering needs, leaving you to relax and enjoy your stay with us in the tranquil surroundings of Alton.


    Our spacious bright Canteen area can seat up to 30 people.

    Our kitchen area contains; Washing facility, Microwaves, fridges and tea and coffee making facilities. As well as close by washroom amenities.


    12,000 Square Foot of workshop space for props, special fx and set construction.


    The Studios fully equipped wood mill is conveniently located within the carpenter’s workshop and provides a full range of machines for all construction needs. The workshops are equipped with panel sizing machines, solid timber sawing, plaining, joining, molding and turning machines. Expert staff are on hand to maintain machines and also for full-service wood machining.


    We have parking for over 500 cars and can easily accommodate facilities trucks of all sizes.


    Plenty of space to unload oversize set decorations. As a consequence, we are proud to have long term relationships with all the major studios.


    Private transport welcome.


    Ideal for car shoots and stunt work, our track runs for 1 mile with straights and curves.


    Lasham Airfield was built in 1942 and was an RAF station during the Second World War with many significant operations being flown from it. The RAF ceased operations at Lasham in 1948. From 1951 the main activity at Lasham airfield became recreational gliding. The airfield is now owned by the Largest British gliding club, Lasham Gliding Society (LGS), so there is very little noise pollution.


    Length: 1,797 m / 5,896 ft - Surface: Asphalt - Elevation AMSL: 188 m / 618 ft - Coordinates: 51°11'14"N 001°02'01"W


    From woodland to deserted roads


    An extensive backlot within minutes of our Studio in Lasham, boasting extensive woodland, deserted roads and ample opportunities for Green Screen virtual sets and set extensions. In addition, we have access (at special rates) to a further 500 acres of private land for filming; all just 45 minutes drive from Central London.


    We are located in Hampshire with access to many historical locations and beautiful countryside.


    Also known as Jane Austen Country, the famous English author and novelist spent most of her life in this historic and beautiful county. Her books, set among the English middle and upper classes, are notable for their wit, social observation, and insights into the lives of early 19th Century women. Her six novels include Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Mansfield Park.

  • Post Production & Color Grading

  • Editing suites and ADR booth

    Post Production

    Grading suites

    Black Hangar Studios are proud to present their brand new 2K P3 / REC 709 DCI compliant BARCO grading suite and screening room.

    The first true test of the facility was to grade Born To Be Blue and it went like a breeze.


    Freelance Colourist Paul Ensby commented “During the grading process at BHS, I got total support from the technical team there and the environment was adjusted to suit mine and the production's needs, I’d have no hesitation in returning there for another project”


    Post Manager Jason Rayment said, “With our new grading suite we can offer a competitive edge as we have an incredibly flexible approach, We can create bespoke packages to match your timescale and budget whilst offering film conform, VFX and delivery all under one roof.”

    The Screening Room

    DCI compliant Theatre

    The screening room features 8 luxury seats. The Image is projected from a Barco DP 2000. The Suite can also be dry hired for private screenings or to view rushes.


    Boasting competitive prices as we don’t have the huge overheads of Soho and you can use one of our team of in-house colourists or you can bring your own.


    Within easy reach of London, in the tranquil setting of ‘Jane Austen Country,’ Hampshire. Productions that have benefited from Black Hangar Post Production services are: Breaking The Bank, Born To Be Blue and
    Miracle Landing On The Hudson for National Geographic.


    Our fully integrated Production Services make us your perfect Production partner. Film Funding, Studio Facilities, Post Production, VFX, Broadcast Deliverables.

  • 35mm Laboratory

  • Affordable 35mm Film prints for cinema projection


    Our state-of-the-art recorders print directly onto positive Film at 24fps real-time, eliminating all the processes involving negative intermediates and the contact printing that might deteriorate the image and sound quality.


    We print directly from a DCP, DPX, QuickTime Pro­Res or MPEG4 .


    No picture, sound or subtitle negatives are necessary and no need for colour matching. Subtitles, security watermarking and even 3D-prints are possible.


    Excellent quality. Super fast delivery.


    Member of Disney Studio Content Security Program

    Subtitles & Audio

    Audio can be supplied in separate WAV-file(s), DCP, or as Dolby Printmaster files.

    Subtitles can be supplied in any major format — D­cinema XML, SRT, timed text – UTF­8 encoding.

    Dolby Printmaster:

    With this option, you get both digital (SRD) and analogue (SR) soundtracks on film. This format provides the best sound quality, but required the soundtrack to be mastered in a Dolby certified mixing studio. The files can be supplied on MOD, CompactFlash (CF), or transmitted electronically.


    Our digital printing systems allow complete flexibility. Subtitles can be created in any language, colour or position within the frame (horizontal/vertical).

  • Photogrammetry



    Using an advanced camera rig and custom-made software, Metapixel creates astonishingly lifelike avatars with photo-realistic features, ready for use in games, movies, and beyond.


    One capture computer for every ten cameras, Capture rate of five shots per second for up to 15 shots on RAW, Full body scan of 17 million polys decimated from 145 million, 12k texture, Retopology service available for individual assets or batches, Fast turnaround time for rendered assets, Internationally portable.


    We operate the highest resolution portable full-body scanners in the world. Up to 150 cameras with one capture computer, connected via USB3 and fiber optic cable, for every ten cameras. This, together with our bespoke rig control software, enables a capture rate of 5 shots per second on 36 megapixel RAW.


    The speed of rendering is as important to our clients as it is to us. Our custom built render stations can produce normal detail full body scans at a rate of one every ten minutes, per station, or one every one and a half hours at high detail.

  • Partners

  • Contact Us

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    GEO Coordinates for GPS: N 51°11.1352' W 001°01.1185' Elevation: 576ft

    Black Hangar Studios, Alton, GU34 5SR
    +44 (0) 125 638 4235
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