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About

Blast! Films is a watchword for quality programming in Britain and the US. As a company that prides itself on great film-making, our work covers a wide range – from ground-breaking feature films like Hunger and The Death of Klinghoffer, through to popular factual series like The Supervet (Channel 4), 999: What’s Your Emergency? (Channel 4), and Saving Lives at Sea (BBC ONE).

In recent years the company has become a major supplier for US networks with returning series’ like Web Of Lies (Discovery ID) and Unplugged Nation (FYI).

Our Story

1994

Blast! Films founded to make I'll Be Your Mirror in collaboration with American photographer Nan Goldin. Nominated for a Prix Italia.

1998

Vile Bodies, Channel 4 series about photography and the body, nominated for a BAFTA.

1999

Penny Woolcock's ground-breaking Tina Goes Shopping shows on Channel 4.

2001

Ed Coulthard wins a BAFTA for Best New Director for his BBC TWO drama series, Tales from Pleasure Beach. Lifters, a series about shoplifters for BBC2, nominated Best Documentary Series at the RTS Awards.

2003

The Death of Klinghoffer, Penny Woolcock's film version of the John Adams opera, awarded a Prix Italia.

2005

The Year London Blew Up, a drama documentary about the 1974 IRA bombing campaign, wins Grierson Award. Underground Britain, a ten part series about the dark side of modern Britain for BBC Two.

2006

Soundproof, single drama starring Susan Lunch and Joseph Mawle about a deaf man wrongly accused of murder, wins the BAFTA for Best Director.

2008

Hunger, Steve McQueen's feature debut about the Irish hunger striker Bobby Sands wins the Camera D'Or at the Cannes Films Festival, the International Critics Prize and the BAFTA for Most Promising Newcomer.

2010

Coppers, a documentary series about the Police, first airs on Channel 4.

2012

On the ground with paramedics, police and fire services for Series 1 of 999: What's Your Emergency. Six part series, The Tube, takes viewers behind the scenes of the world's oldest, biggest and busiest underground train network.

2013

The Route Masters: Running London's Roads for BBC Two is nominated for the BAFTA for Best Documentary Series.

2014

2014 has seen the return of The Supervet to Channel 4. Blast! nominated for two Grierson Awards; The Tube: An Underground History for Best Historical Documentary, and Arthur Williams for Documentary Presenter of the Year (Flying to the Ends of the Earth).

2016

The Supervet is nominated for Best Factual Entertainment Show at the TV Choice Awards for the 3rd year running.

2017

Forbidden: Dying for Love and Web of Lies return to Investigation Discovery for their 3rd and 5th series’.

Learn more about our extensive film production work