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    1. ICON FILMS RANKS AS A TOP TRUE INDIE

      Icon Films climbs the ladder in Televisual's 2014 Production 100 Survey 

      2014

    2. Rebecca McEwan is a Broadcast Hot shot ...

      but we already knew that - congrats @Bex7786!

      2014

    3. Another Success Story for Apprenticeships ...

      as Luke Willis is made Icon Films' Media & IT Assistant. Congrats Luke! 

      2014

    4. ICON CLIMBS THE LADDER

      Icon Films ranked in Realscreen's Global 100 for 2013 and climbed the ladder in Broadcast's Indie Survey with turnover up an impressive 44% year on year.  

      2014

    5. Jeremy Wade and the team take River Monsters to the Big One

      For the 2nd consecutive year River Monsters woo's fans at UK's biggest consumer tackle show 

      2014

    1. Icon Films gets into the Christmas Spirit ...

      2013

    2. Stephen McQuillan joins Icon's Senior Management Team

      2013

    3. RiverMonsters.TV Website is launched

      As part of the brand extension and to support ‘River Monsters Face-to-Face with Jeremy Wade', the first live tour across the UK in March 2014, RiverMonsters.TV goes live 

      2013

    4. What We See - One Show Photo Exhibition

      Icon Films held its second photographic exhibition to celebrate work of the talented One Show team 

      2013

    5. Icon Films' Supports Children In Need

      and raises an impressive £172.05 through the legendary Great Icon Bake-off.

      A big thanks goes to all our Star Bakers.  

      2013

    6. Icon Summer Party 2013

      enjoyed under blue skyies in the magical grounds of the Folly

      2013

    7. Icon Films' One Show team get to sit on the One Show Couch

      Icon Films' One Show team visit the One Show Studios and join the live show featuring Rod Stewart and Gyles Brandreth 

      2013

    8. Our Sponsored Gromit is unveiled ...

      Poetry in Motion painted by Joanna Lumley for the Gromit Unleashed Art's Trail to raise funds for Bristol Childrens' Hopstial's The Grand Appeal

      2013

    9. Icon Films co-produce Sheffield Doc Fest panel session

      Owen Gay joines James Mullighan (Encounters Short Film Festival), Flora Gregory (Al Jazeera) and Lina Prestwood (Channel 4) for an informative kick-starter session for emerging filmmakers 

      2013

    10. River Monsters Season 5 Breaks Records for Animal Planet US

      Season 5 becomes the most watched series on Animal Planet US ever and the finale pulls in 2.2 Million viewers

      2013

    11. Gromit Unleashed revealed

      Harry Marshall proud yet slightly chary Founding Sponsor of Gromit Unleashed with two of the boys 

      2013

    12. The Great Icon Bake-Off

      In its second year and raising £184.38 for Comic Relief 

      2013

    13. 3 wins for Icon Films

      Icon picked up 3 awards at the RTS West of England Awards for Best Natural History, Best Daytime & Early Peak and Best International Documentary 

      2013

    14. What We See

       As a celebration of the photographic talent at Icon Films we held our inaugural photo exhibition  

      2013

    15. Realscreen 2013

      Laura, Matt, Alex and martinis in the British Embassy ready to network 

      2013

    1. River Monsters Global Facebook Page Is Launched

      Icon Films launches its first programme Facebook Page at part of the River Monsters series brand extension

      2012

    2. When the MD met HM at BOV

      Laura, in her role as Chair of Bristol Old Vic, was honoured and delighted to welcome HM The Queen and HRH Prince Philip to the beautifully and recently reburbished theatre.  

      2012

    3. Icon Films celebrates ...

      Harry Marshall's Birthday 

      2012

    4. Wildscreen 2012 - This is what we want, what we really really want

      Chaired by Chris Weber (Discovery Channel US), Harry Marshall and his esteemed team Dick Colthurst (Tigress Productions), Neil Harraway (NHNZ), Betrand Loyer (Saint Thomas Productions),  talk to delegates about the dos and don'ts of working with Indies 

      2012

    5. Icon Films Sponsors the Documentary Award at Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival 2012

      and Harry and Laura are proud to present the award  to Finlay Pretsel & Adrian McDowall for 'Cutting Loose'

      2012

    6. Icon's 'Super 8' team proudly take Silver in City of Bristol Rowing Club Corporate Row

      having learnt to row from scratch in just 4 weeks ...

      2012

    7. River Monsters in 3D has its UK Première Screening

      and thrills a full auditorium at Bristol's Cinema De Lux  

      2012

    8. Icon Films Jubilympics ...

      and it rained ...  but it did not stop the fun or competitive spirits ... 

      the team turned out in force, including babies,  races were run, cheats punished, cakes eaten and the National Anthem sung. 

      2012

    9. Icon's Wild Scene Team Live at Bristol Festival of Nature

      Dan Huertas and Lorne Kramer gave an insider's account of how to track down wild jewellery thieves and cirtters with a liking for golf ...

      2012

    10. Icon's Latest Bowling Champion ....

      Another bowling night ... another winner.  Charlie Bingham takes the shirt from Alex Holden 

      2012

    11. Icon Films launches the new web site ...

      2012

    12. Matt Cole to head up General Factual

      Matt joins Icon Films to take up the newly created role of Head of General Factual 

      2012

    13. Remote Trauma Training

      Laura, Lorne, Jody, Charlie, Alex and Stitch went down to the woods for some serious training and came back slightly shocked but better prepared to deal with things we hope won’t happen. 

      2012

    1. Icon founders head to Iceland

      Icon Films founders Harry and Laura head off to Iceland to celebrate 25 years of marriage!

      2011

    2. But Laura was not expecting this!

      Ice tunnels and crawling around in the dark were apparently not on the agenda!

      2011

    3. 12 month pilot apprentice scheme

      Icon Films signs up to a 12 month pilot apprentice scheme, giving young filmmakers their big chance to kick off their careers in style.

      2011

    4. Inaugural Icon Sports Day

      Icon Films hosts its first company summer sports day and the competition is rife, as is the fancy dress!

      2011

    5. Climbing the ladder

      Icon Films is ranked 54 in the Broadcast indie survey – up from 81 last year – and the 3rd fastest growing indie out of M25. 

      2011

    6. Icon Films in 3D

      We go into production on our first 3D film.

      2011

    7. Growing Post-Production capability

      Icon Films sets up its first in-house online suite to hugely boost its post-production capability.

      2011

    1. Kicking it on the pitch as well as on TV

      It's not just about TV, Icon's 5 aside football team proudly reaches the quarter finals in the Bristol Media Tournament.

      2010

    2. The Big Move

      After many months of searching Icon Films signs the lease for new offices at College House and refurbishment begins.

      2010

    3. Icon climbs the Televisual Survey

      From last year's place of 71, Icon climbs 22 positions and is ranked 49 in Televisual's Production 100 Survey. 

      2010

    4. 100 One Show inserts

      Icon Films makes its 100th BBC One Show insert with Midwife Toads.

      2010

    5. Owen Gay to head up Popular Factual

      After 21 years at the BBC Owen joins Icon Films to head up Popular Factual. 

      2010

    1. First aid training!

      The crew brush up on their first aid training with Jeremy Wade as preparation for filming River Monsters season 2.

      2009

    2. SMT's summit at Royal Crescent Hotel Bath

      Icon's big, bright future is planned. Alphie not in attendence, rumours of a rift denied. 

      2009

    1. Who Stuffed Alfred the Gorilla ?

      Icon's Tom Kelpie and his team win the Panasonic and Onsight P2 Tapeless Wildlife Documentary 

      2008

    2. Crocodile Blues

      We help our friend Romulus Whitaker document the plight of India's Gharial 

      2008

    3. Up Close and Personal

      Icon Films hosts the indies party for Wildscreen Festival 2008 

      2008

    4. Icon Films gets first One Show commission

      Awwww, door mice!

      2008

    5. Flesh Eating River Monsters

      We go hunting with Jeremy Wade for some flesh eating River Monsters along a five-mile stretch of the Kali River in North India. The rest as they say, is history!

      2008

    1. Lucy Middelboe joins

      Coming from Bristol Zoo, Lucy Middelboe joins Icon Films as Business Affairs Manager.

      2007

    2. Steve Ashworth joins Icon

      Steve joins Icon as Head of Finance, manages to land his TV debut in the process too!

      2007

    3. Time for another move

      Icon Films outgrows Redland Terrace and moves next door to Fitzroy Terrace 

      2007

    4. Wildscreen India

      Harry and Laura go to India to attend the first Wildscreen India. Laura was quite excited!

      2007

    1. Icon Films sets up base in Durban

      Icon Films starts a 6 month filming block on location for the new 'suburban animal soap opera' Street Monkeys 

      2006

    1. Icon Films is on the move again

      We take up residence in Redland Terrace.

      2005

    2. Pigeons at sea

      24 pigeons are bought and towed into the Bristol Channel for the filming of Paranormal Pigeons.

      2005

    1. Snake charming

      Icon managed to license The King for King Cobra and I.

      2004

    1. Holy Cow!

      Icon Films Sets up camp in the Forest of Dean for the filming of Holy Cow, much to the dismay of passers-by!

      2003

    1. Grierson Award for Indian Journeys

      Indian Journeys wins Grierson for Best Documentary Series, "by a clear majority the jury selected a series which offered an imaginative and memorable new approach to what was in many respects a familiar subject.'

      2000

    1. We team up with Romulus Whitaker

      Icon Films teams up with Romulus Whitaker for the first time to film Croc Crusader in India for BBC's Animal People strand.

      1999

    2. Icon Films leaves 56 Kingsdown Parade

      Icon takes residence up at 4 West End Somerset Street.

      1999

    1. The Last Shangri La

      The end of an Era as Icon's last production shot on super 16mm film finishes.

      1998

    1. Andie Clare joins Icon Films

      1997

    2. Icon Films sets up base in Manaus to film Journey into Amazonia

      1997

    3. Icon Films heads to Bhutan to film Joanna Lumley in the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon

      Harry takes and Old English Shepherd Dog for a princess and Laura and Joanna sing their way across the mountains 

      1997

    1. Sir David Attenborough and Wilfred Thesiger filmed at Flood Street

      1994

    2. Icon works with Alphonse Roy for the fist time

      on Tibet And The End Of Time

      1994

    3. Icon Films buys its first camera

      a reconditioned Aaton with angenieux lens 

      1994

    1. Icon Films wins first US commission for Discovery ...

      Queen of the Elephants - and cuts its last film with a Steenbeck

      1992

    1. Jan Parry joins Icon Films

      in her own words - the rustic ancient retainer

      1991

    1. Icon Films opens in basement of 56 Kingsdown Parade

      1990

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