Studio Holder is an independent film company integrating production, post-production and independent film distribution through the community cinema, film society and VOD (Video On Demand) sectors. ​​​​​​​
Studio Holder's work has so far featured at numerous national and international film festivals including the BFI Future Film Festival, London Short Film Festival (LSFF), Manchester International Film Festival, Sundance-Qualifying Scout Film Festival (Vermont, U.S), ScreenTest: The National Student Film Festival, UCL Festival of the Moving Image (FoMI). 

We have an interest in producing, shaping and sharing character-driven narrative films and socially-conscious documentaries with bold and creative visions. Our work extends into shorts, feature-length drama and documentary, online content and content/media for emerging platforms & technologies, such as VR and 360-degree cinema.

​We work directly with filmmakers to help their project, creative and professional development grow. Our industry relationships recognise that commitment by understanding our unique, and personal work ethic which derives from a desire to nurture and showcase upcoming talent and their work.
Rates are always to be agreed in advance. 

To view these rates, please click the button to view my Creative Services E-Store.

As a union member of BECTU, these are the expected minimum rates for all projects / briefs. 
Full in-house production service tailored to each project. Experience in a multitude of shorts & feature-length content. We are currently growing our production slate. 
Full spec, cinema-grade post-production. We especially love post-production (see more about what we can do for you below).
Marketing & Distribution
We're experienced in providing bespoke consultations regarding your project's marketing & distribution plans and at delivering appropriately-scaled campaign strategies to ensure your project is seen and heard as widely as possible with maximum impact. We have specialised in crowdfunding micro-budget multiple shorts and indie features and have co-executive produced on larger scale projects too. Currently, we're focussing our distribution efforts exclusively on our in-house slate.
From sending films to festivals, with either a subsequent or simultaneous release on VOD platforms, to creating bold and unique marketing assets such as EPKs, Teasers, Trailers and Posters. We're passionate about theatrical delivery as well as constantly innovating and keeping up-to-date with the evolving media landscape.
In addition to offering production and distribution services, our primary specialisation is in providing bespoke post-production services suited to your project's creative & technical needs.
Offline (Editing) - We have access to the latest Avid Media Composer software (2020.6), connected to hard drives and a RAID-system which stores all project-related media and backups for archive. All original/capture media is ingested to our storage using HEDGE.
Online (Grading) - We have access to the latest DaVinci Resolve software (16.2) and a cinema-standard UHD grading monitor for accurate colour reproduction that will look the way its intended in cinemas and/or online. We can grade to Rec709 or DCI-P3 standards.
Audio (Sound Editing & Mixing) - We are also beginning to offer sound editorial & design services including spotting work, Foley / SFX / Atmos tracklaying and basic track clean-up. Projects are tracklayed in AVID, sound-designed in Logic Pro X and mixed in Stereo or L-C-R. For theatrical surround sound mixes (i.e 5.1, 7.1 or higher), we outsource this to our specialist audio contacts. We also have access to Adobe Audition and audio features in popular NLEs.
To view our Music & Sound Design portfolio in more detail, click here.
For any project requiring specialist creative expertise outside of our capabilities, we have access to a range of freelancers & partner production companies whom we can outsource work to (both specific elements of the project or its entirety). VFX work (including animation, animated title-sequences and CGI/chroma-keyed work) and surround-sound mixes are currently outsourced.
To aid effective post-production workflow & content delivery, we ask all clients/filmmakers to use the Client Paperwork Assets portal below, please request a password from us
content delivery
Delivery (including Mastering & Versioning) - Once the project has been finished, we employ a range of industry-standard workflows to output the project to the required file formats including DCPs (for festival & cinema screenings), Apple ProRes Files (for online screeners & VOD distribution) and other formats. We have access to the latest versions of Adobe Media Encoder, Compressor, DCP-O-Matic and Aegisub (for subtitling - burnt-in or standardised).
We can create deliverables of your films & programmes in the following formats:
DCP (Digital Cinema Package)
QuickTime Apple ProRes Files
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD (Authored for Disc Players or as a Data Disc)
Web / Mobile Deliverables (.MP4 / H.264 and a wide range of other interoperable formats)
We're also home to two in-house podcasts which we produce, stream live and make available for listening on-demand afterwards:
The Reel Talk - award-winning independent & volunteer-run podcast covering film, television and the creative industries. Often featuring guests, critical discussion & analysis and industry commentary. Live every Monday from 19:00 - 20:00 (GMT / BST). Visit the official website.
Sounds of Cinema with Louis Holder - analytical and reflective podcast with a focus on film production, film theory and conversations around a particular creative and/or technical craft. On special occasions, the show features live mixes of film soundtracks and ambient vibes. Guest Editors contribute from time to time. Read more here
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