Lucky Strike offers international producers and directors the opportunity to get the very best resources for their production in the United Kingdom.
Trading since the year 2000, we are a small company with an international reputation. With offices in Soho in the centre of London, and a co-production office in Scotland, we specialize in providing the full range of production services for commercials, feature films, photographic stills shoots, and corporate films.
We don’t have our own directors, although we have been asked many times over the years to represent many different directors. We prefer to concentrate on what we know and what we do best – and that is to give 100% of our attention to your shoot, without distraction.
Our reputation is based on highly skilled production, cost effectiveness, and a lot of experience. We’ve been in the business a long time, and know what it means to go that extra mile to make sure your production is not just successful, but that you look back on your experience of shooting with us in the UK with real pleasure. We are long standing members of the Advertising Producers Association, and the sole U.K. representative production service company of Global Production Network.
Maybe that’s why we have so many repeat clients, and are trusted around the world by producers, directors, and agencies to deliver the goods.
We look forward to working with you.
Martin Bruce Clayton
Martin is Executive Producer and founding partner. In addition to producing hundreds of commercials, Martin has produced and executive produced a wide variety of feature films, drama and documentaries.
He started in the industry in 1980, and after 9 years as a location manager, he moved into producing his own feature films and commercials from 1989 onwards. He founded Lucky Strike in 2000 with colleagues Phil Haselden and Sebastian Keep with the simple objective of providing the most accessible and responsive production service in the U.K.
Phil is both Producer and senior Location Supervisor. Phil has produced and location managed hundreds of photo shoots and commercials for many of London’s leading production companies over the last 20 years. He has specialist expertise in all aspects of shooting in the UK and his knowledge is supported by the location libraries Amazing Space and Location Partnership.
Alex is one of our key Producers, and has extensive experience of servicing international productions. Ex – Gorgeous, he went freelance some six years ago and along with Lucky Strike he also works with many of the leading UK production companies like Rattling Stick, Hungry Man, Caviar and Academy.
Just don’t get him started about food…
Sophie is one of our key Co-ordinators, and has made a speciality out of being super efficient and super nice at the same time, not an easy act to follow.
Tony is also one of our key Producers, and has a magic wand which he uses sparingly, but all problems seem to disappear when he waves it. A specialist in corporate and industrial work, Tony has done numerous jobs with us for clients like Apple, Gap, and Goldman Sachs as well as a long stint on the second NBC series of The Royals which Lucky Strike was involved in.
Lee is another wonderful Co-ordinator who works with us a lot, and brings a touch of sunshine to the production office on even the cloudiest day.
Giles is a great all round Producer. Incredibly experienced, he’s equally at home working with the likes of Joe Pytka, Erich Joiner and Bob Richardson as he is feeding his chickens down in the country. He says he sometimes gets a little confused between the two activities, but everything seems to always work out fine in the end.