About Us

Hugo and Algy set up Scout Productions in 2003. They now lead a growing team of skilled Scouts who specialise in facilitating shoots both in the UK and internationally operating as fixers, scouts, location managers and Location assistants.  We operate as regional scouts minimising travel / time / costs and carbon footprint. Over 17 years, Scout has accumulated a vast location library resource and are able to source locations quickly, efficiently and to brief.  Each time a Scout is used on a shoot day we offset the production through www.carbonawareproductions.com

Algy Sloane

Algy Sloane

Chief - Location Manager / Fixer / Stills Producer

Started in Locations in 1999 and has scouted and shot in many parts of the world. Feature films include Directors Robert De Niro, Chris Brock and Julien Seri. TV and Drama The Queen  Commercials Joe Wright (RSA) Tom Hooper (Smuggler) Traktor (Stink), Tom Tagholm (Park Pictures), Brett Foraker (RSA), Antoine Bardou Jacquet (Partizan) Rubern Fleischer (Caviar Content) Kim Gehris (Somesuch) Simon Ratigan (HLA) John Hillcoat (Stink) Clement Durou (Iconoclast) Guy Shelmerdine (Smuggler) to name but a few. Stills David Alan Brandt, Stuart Hamilton, Jim Fiscus, George Kavanagh Mary Mcartney, Nadav Kander and many more.

Fav location: SP04066

 

 

Hugo Smith-Bingham

Hugo Smith-Bingham

Chief - Location Manager / Fixer / Stills Producer

Started in Locations in 1997 - Feature films Include ExMachina, Saving Private Ryan, The Man Who Knew Too Little, E=MC2, Driving Lessons, the Saint, Death at a Funeral. Commercials Hungryman, RSA, Biscuit Filmworks, Rattling Stick, Smuggler, Outsider, Stink, Blink, Thomas & Thomas, 2AM, Moxie Pictures,4 Creative, Park Pictures, Partizan, Gorgeous, Paul Weiland, Missing Link, ITV Creative, Fat Lemon, Smith & Jones Stills Creative Blood, Sylvia Ferago, Paolo Rovers, Warren & Nick, Mert & Marcus, Paolo Roversi, Art Partner, Jim Fiscus, Simon Mills, Dan Burn Forti, Stuart Hamilton, Pronovias and Dunhill.

Rod Haak

Rod Haak

Honourary founder member

Started in locations in 1996. Scouted and shot across the world. Feature Films Directors Jonathon Glazer and Frank Oz. Stills Paolo Roversi, Simon Mills, Ashton Keiditsch, David Harriman. Commercials Vaughan Arnell, Stuart Douglas, Paul Wieiland, Tim Pope, Pay Gay, Brian Buckley, Frank Budgen, Ulf Johansson, Gus Van Sant, Ivan Bird, Jonny Green, Kevin Thomas, Dom and Nic and many more.

Luke Marshall

Luke Marshall

Head Honcho in the Scout office HQ

Started working in locations in 1999 and has covered them all.  A very experienced Location Manager with a unique eye.  Now he answers the phone.

George Verdon Smith

George Verdon Smith

Scout - Location Manager based in London and the Southwest.

Started working as a Location Manager for Scout in 2010 and as a result is one of our leading members of the team. Location Manager for stills and moving image working for many different production companies including Channel 4, ITV creative, Partizan, Knucklehead, Hungryman, Riff Raff, Bare Films, Blink Productions Tricycle, Passion Raw, Canada and Caviar Content amongst many others. A trusted and reliable scout heavyweight

Lucinda Spurrier

Lucinda Spurrier

Scout : Location Manager based in London

Started working for Scout in 2015. She is now one of our leading scouts and we are very happy to still have her on board.  She has worked on many different productions from Feature films to commercials and is a very experienced Location Manager. Recent work for production companies include, The Sweetshop, Somesuch, Moxie, Nice Shrt, Thomas thomas, smuggler. Biscuit Films, Partizan and the BBC.  Currently on maternity leave - well done Lucinda.

Toby Haak

Toby Haak

Scout - Location Manager based in London

Started at Scout in 2009 and is a very experienced Location Manager with a great eye.  Regularly works for Thomas Thomas, Smuggler, Hungryman, RSA. Stink, VCCP, Knucklehead, BBC and Partizan amongst many others.  Takes a great photograph and with his cool calm head adds to an ejoyable shoot.  Another Scout heavyweight.

Thomas Gale

Thomas Gale

Scout : Location Manager based in London

Started at Scout in 2015. Is a brilliant Location Manager . Has worked for Partizan, Hungryman, Fat Lemon, Blink, And Productions, Rankin, Warp Films, Biscuit, Bare Films, Smuggler, Rattling Stick, 76 Films, 4 creative, Red Bee amongst many more.  In 2018 headed up the Location Department for BBC drama 'Wannabe'.  Brings huge amounts of energy and enthusiasm to his jobs and as a result is a Scout heavyweight.

Tom Asquith

Tom Asquith

Scout / Location Manager based in London / South West / The North

Started at Scout in 2016. Has risen through the production ranks and is a keen member of the scouting team. Working as a Location Manager.  Fantastic on set and out and about scouting.  Production companies include Partizan, Iconoclast, Somesuch, Channel 4, Creative Blood amongst many others. Was HOD for Karma Productions in Sri Lanka in 2018 and is HOD for the current an Amazon feature 'Shiny Button'.

Danny Potts

Danny Potts

Scout : Feature film Location Manager based in London and The North

Started at Scout in 2016 -  Location Manager. His upbringing in the circus enables him to cope with the pressure well with an added  sense of humour. Works with all the scouts and with commercials for RSA, Rankin, Channel 4, Visual Artists, Moxie Pictures, Kream, Hungry and HLA plus others.  Feature Films Has completed being the Assistant Location Manager  for Stan & Ollie Directed by Jon S Baird and the Bohemian Rhapsody film, directed by Dexter Fletcher, Yesterday directed by Danny Boyle, and now working on the new Edgar Wright feature film

Fav location: SP03057

Yael Mindel

Yael Mindel

Scout : Location Manager based in London

We are honoured to welcome our very good friend Yael to the team.  This biog is not large enough to cover Yaels incredible catalogue of acheviements.  Starting out in 1994 she quickly took the location industry by storm and soon worked for locations on Anthony Minghella films.  Became the Location Manager in Africe for Love Actually.  Her Location management has taken her across the world scouting for Tony Kaye, Paul Weiland, John Lloyd and Gerard De Thame.  She has covered them all, big campaigns, feature films including her own stills photogrpahy and has generally kept us in shape ever since.  

Giles Buchanan

Giles Buchanan

Scout : Location Manager based in London and Scotland

Giles joined Scout Productions as a Location Manager in 2017 and is also a trained camera man as well, including drone operator.  It is great to have him in the scout team and was thrown into the action straight away and has not stopped.  Has a very good eye for the scouting and a calm head for work on set.  Has been working with Outsider, Smuggler, Minds Eye, Caviar, Partizan, North Six, Smith and Jones, Channel 4, Stink, Park Pictures, Iconoclast and many others and is a bonus for any shoot.  His military background always helps with logistics on the ground during a production.

Fav Location: SP014185

 

Paul Davies

Paul Davies

Scout :Location Manager based in London and Bournemouth

Paul is a hard grafting Location Manager cutting his teeth in the feature world.  Full of enthusiasm and keen to put in that extra mile or two.....hundred.   A great member of the team on set always there to help out.  Works reguylarly with the same clients because he is so god damn good.  Picture Farm, Fat Lemon, Somesuch, Radical Media, ITN, Pixie Loft and 2AM, Iconoclast, Stink plus many more.   He is a Scout heavyweight. 

Guy Signy

Guy Signy

Scout : Location Manager based in London and the East.

Guy joined scout in 2019 with tons of experience under his belt and is one of our go to Location Managers for the more complex mutli-location shoots.  His background is TV as a Producer Director / cameraman.  So all in all, multi talented and understands all the roles.  Great energy and brilliant with people.  We are chuffed to have him on board.  Recent credits include working with Outsider, Smuggler, HLA, Stink, Knucklehead and they keep coming back for more of him.

Nico Cousin

Nico Cousin

Scout : Location Manager based in London and France

Nico joined us in Mid 2018 and quickly became a key member of the team.  He is a great Location Manager and started in the industry in Nice, France back in 2000.  He slips perfectly into our international scouting team.  He has worked alongside the Scout team for a number of years and is a well known face on set.  Hard working and has huge enthusiasm for getting the job done.  Commercial productions for  Knucklehehad, Thomas Thomas, Tomboy London, Partizan, RSA, Somesuch, Iris Worldwide, Sonny, Hungry Man, North Six and also in the features world he has Scouted for Mamma Mia 2 and the Voyage of Doctor Doolittle sending him far and wide.  A Scout heavyweight.

Patrick Talbot

Patrick Talbot

Scout : Location Manager based in Ireland

Joined Scout in 2017. He is a great Location Manager (or even a stunt horse rider) and has worked on Film , TV Commercials and Online Content for companies which include: Channel 4, Working Title, Marmalade Films, RSA, Indy 8, 76 Ltd, ScallywagLtd, Biscuit Films, Mustard and Blink.  Takes a lovely picture and has a great calm approach to productions.  He currently resides in Ireland and is working on the Vikings series in County Wicklow.

Fav Location: SP01235

Bill Clay

Bill Clay

Scout : Location Manager based in London

Bill joined the team late 2017. Has predominantly worked on Features & TV and scouted for Commercials such as Burberry, Vans, Adidas and HSBC.  Companies including Caviar, Minds Eye, BBC, Sky, Freemantle Media, Fulwell 73, My Accomplice, Netflix and Gorgeous.  Has now proved himself to be a great Location Manager  with an enthusiastic and a cool calm head.  Bill worked in 2018 as  Assistant Location Manager on a drama so has expereince in all fields - takes a great picture to boot as well.

Conor White Andrews

Conor White Andrews

Scout : Location Manager based in London and the South West

Conor started working with Scout in 2018.  He is a Location Manager  - and a very good one.  Has that extra skill as his roots are script writing but has a love for locations so we try and pull him away from his desk and out onto location. Commercials : Park Pictures, Smuggler, Academy, Passion Pictures, Channel 4, Stink, Netflix, Drama: Scouting for a currently unreleased Apple series Features: Location Manager for 'Men' Directed by Alex Garland (2021)

Amrit Sahotay

Amrit Sahotay

Scout : Location Manager based in London and the North

Amrit, joined Scout in early 2019 and has taken to it like a duck to water.  He has already worked with some top Commercial production compaines, including Academy Films, Smuggler, Radical Media, Stink, Caviar tv, Somesuch and Blink.   He was the Location Manager on the Long Goodbye directed by Anniel Karia 2020, it required some tricky and sensitive locations.  According to the Producer 'he was totally over every aspect of it with charm and swagger'. 

Ryan Colaço

Ryan Colaço

Scout: Location Manager & Location Assitant

Ryan has been working in locations for several years and finally agreed to join the Scout team in 2020. He is a brilliant member of the team and we are really glad to have him on board and yes he does look like that in the picture - makes Hugo and I look right old duffers. Ryan has been a fantastic Location Assistant, now Location Managing still manages to bring great energy and enthusiasm to the shoot. Is scaling the location ladder rapidly and was our right hand man for the latest Channel 4 Superhumans Paralypics advert with Somesuch.

Ben MacGregor

Ben MacGregor

Scout: Location Manager based in London

Ben there and done that.  A fantastic Location Manager who has been working in the industry since 2003 back in the Peter Ker Associates days.  We are thrilled to have him on board.  has been the Location Manger for feature Films, Somerstown (Dir Shane Meadows), Rock n rolla (Dir Guy Ritchie) through to Dramas, Finding Alice (Dir Juliet May) and then a whole host of adverts with every Production Company you can think of.  Has in depth knowledge of shooting in Tunisia, Spain, Sri Lanka can speak portugese and Spanish.  Brings a great energy and humour to every shoot along with his dogs the amazing and greatly missed 'Marmite' and his new companion 'Bear'.  Ben has been the location Manager of numerous fashion shoots all over the UK and has shot in pretty much every street in London.  He is a Scout heavyweight

Morgane Valadié

Morgane Valadié

Location Assitant and Scout HQ support

Morgane joined Scout in August 2020 and heads up our ever expanding Location Library - there is no better person to seek out that gem from the library.  This has helped her get a speedy knowledge of addressing briefs and being able to hunt down the exact location as quickly as she can.  Speaks fluent French and English.  She has recently been Location Assistant for a large Commercial for Iconoclast heading up all Location Marshals and is ready to tackle any new project.  She is calm under pressure and a real pleasure to work with.

Chester Sherburne

Chester Sherburne

Scout: Location Manager

A new and great addition to the Scout team - we welcome Chester who has been Location assiting us on various project through the latter half of 2020 and has spent the beginning of 2021 assisting on a feature film.  A well known face on set and brings energy and enthusiasm.  Recent projects that he has been assisting on are Iconoclast, Snapper Films, Voodoo Films, Stink and Radical Media.  Risen quickly up the ranks to a Location Manager

Jack Ker

Jack Ker

Scout: Location Assistant

Jack was born on set. Possibly conceived there, too. Having worked in the industry for over 10 years we finanlly convinced him give us a whirl and what a year it's been.  Just a pure joy to have on set, one snag is every department wants a peice of him so we try very hard to just keep him on locations.  Takes a lovely picture and wont stop till he has found the perfect location.   

Adam Lancashire

Adam Lancashire

Scout: Location Assistant

Adam recently returned to UK after a career in hospitality in the states and has picked up where he left off back in the world of production  and joined the Scout team at the beginning of 2021 - He has quickly become a much valued member of the team and is currently getting further experience on a feature film assisting Tom Asquith which begins shooting August 2021 and will then become available from september.  Great to have you on board.

Lois Constantinou

Lois Constantinou

Scout: Location Assistant based in London

We are really pleased to add Lois to the team.  She is a great enthusiastic addition who loves a challenging scouting brief.  We all work as a team at Scout to Lois is busy stepping in to assist all scouts and will gain valuable experience.  Takes a great picture and happy to scout anywhere.  Welcome to the gang