Firecrest Films


1048 Govan Road

Glasgow G51 4XS

0141 530 2333


Firecrest Films is an independent production company with an outstanding reputation for award-winning documentaries.

In July 2024 we were named the best multichannel TV production company in the UK at the Broadcast Digital awards. We were previously named the best small independent production company in the UK at the 2022 Edinburgh TV Festival.

In June 2024 our talent development scheme won the inaugural Royal Television Society Impact Award, which recognises initiatives which have made a significant and lasting impact on the TV sector in Scotland.

We have an open and positive culture which has been consistently recognised as one of the best in the industry, and we are renowned for our commitment and investment to growing the next generation of TV talent.

We specialise in ambitious premium documentaries for major UK broadcasters and streamers. We've received more than 60 award nominations in the last five years, and have won 15 BAFTA awards, most recently bagging Amazon's first ever BAFTA win for our box set series Three Mothers, Two Babies and a Scandal.

Our films have achieved record ratings, huge social media pickup, and made front page news. More than 15m people watched coverage of our BBC documentary Liar: the Fake Grooming Scandal within 24 hours of launch. 

Investing in tomorrow's talent is at the heart of our ethos. Our success and growth has been made possible by identifying the very best people on our doorstep in Glasgow and giving them the opportunities and skills to step up. We partner with broadcasters, streamers and other industry bodies to offer significant training positions, placements and mentoring, as well as funding our own award-winning scheme, which has boosted the careers of more than 30 people.

Firecrest has been named one of the Best Places to Work in TV for five consecutive years. In 2022 we were named one of the best companies in TV for new talent at the New Voice Awards, and we've also been cited by Broadcast magazine as the fastest growing independent TV company outside London. 

We are based in the stunning Fairfield building in Govan, Glasgow, once the greatest shipyard in the world. You can read more about this incredible space here. Our office is fully accessible with a lift, off street parking and good transport links. We are proud to be a disability confident employer.

Firecrest Films is supported with funds awarded by the UK Global Screen Fund - financed by the UK Government's Department for Culture, Media and Sport and administered by the BFI.

In January 2017 the Channel 4 Growth Fund took an investment stake in the business, which has helped fuel our expansion and growth.

We’d love to hear from you if you want to find out more about what we do.