Ad Locations was formed in Summer 2010 by Alex Drummond and James Crawley. Together we have over 15 years experience in the film, TV, photographic and events industries.
Ad locations strives to be the simplest fastest way to source locations in the film, TV, photographic and event industries. We have over 2500 different locations on the database and are continuing to grow.
Alex Drummond (Director)
Since finishing my Masters Degree Producing in Film & Television, I initially started as a freelance runner working on a multitude of commercials & music promos. I then began to stray towards locations and got my first bit of feature work on ‘Children of Men’. I followed this up with ‘Blood Diamond’ and also worked on ‘Top Gear’. I was then recruited by The Space Men to run and manage their locations library. Since I started I increased sales by over 300%. After 3 years I then moved to one of the market leaders Unitbase.co.uk Ltd working alongside Director of Operations James Crawley. Here I acted as the accounts manger, doing much the same as I did at The Space Men, accumulating locations, negotiating fees and writing the hire agreements. Again the sales figures we had were very high. Since my turn at Unitbase, it was time to start my own venture, seeking to bring all that wealth of experience into running my own locations library.
James Crawley (Director)
James has worked in the film and television industry since 1999. He has worked in location departments on some of the highest profile productions to be filmed in the UK including Harry Potter and Tomb Raider, having started his career on Disney’s 2000 release ‘102 Dalmatian’s’. He then worked at Unitbase.co.uk from 2005 to 2010 and successfully managed an array of productions at some of their most popular locations, including shoots at Inglis Barracks and Bentley Priory.James prides himself on delivering a “hands on” approach, offering assistance to both production companies and property owners. He understands the pressures of location filming so strives to deliver locations with as little fuss as possible, always ensuring locations are shown the utmost respect, whilst at the same time ensuring production companies can get everything they need in the time they have.