Established in 2000 by Ian Ellerby and Nicola Thompson, Butley Creek Films offers all aspects of film production from the creative brief, scripts, storyboarding, filming, drone aerial footage, time-lapse, green screen, autocue, editing, music and original scores, voice-overs, animated graphics and logos through to final output.


We love our work and enjoy a close working relationship with our clients, determining their individual needs and developing ideas to ensure that we realise the full potential of their vision.


Clients we have worked with over the last 15 years have included the BBC,  Carlsberg UK,  Ladbrokes,  National Trust,  Ernst & Young,  Pizza Express,  Vitec Group,  Esporta,  Greene King,  Metsä Wood,  Aldeburgh Music and the UK artist Bruce Munro.



Butley Creek Films


Clips from our corporate and

cultural work completed within the last decade



One of six videos to highlight the Vinten Vision blue range of camera tripods

Bruce Munro


The artist uses morse code as pattern and language for piece at Salisbury Cathedral

Aldeburgh Music


Six very different artists invited to reinterpret some of Benjamin Britten's folk songs

Aldeburgh Music


Cross-genre installation by film director Atom Egoyan and sound artist John Wynne

Aldeburgh Music

Richard Skelton

Skelton draws on the inspirational environment of Snape, performing with The Elysian Quartet

Aldeburgh Music

The Commission & Café Kafka

Two operas from a partnership between Royal Opera House, Opera North & Aldeburgh Music

Bruce Munro


The intro from an hour long documentary film about the life and work of the British artist


Walberswick Ferry

Commissioned by BBC News to

find out what life is like for a

modern-day ferrywoman

Waddesdon Manor


A spectacular son-et-lumiére created by Patrick Woodroofe and music by Matt Clifford

Bruce Munro

Cantus Arcticus

Munro's inspiration for this work is the haunting orchestral score by Finnish composer Rautavaara

Bruce Munro

Light Shower

A spectacular light installation by the internationally renowned artist at Salisbury Cathedral


Whistling David Morris

Life as a professional whistler after being crowned World Whistling Champion


Paradise in the suburbs

Gardener Tim Wilmot transformed his Bristol home

into a tropical paradise

Waddesdon Manor

Masterpieces in linen

An exhibition of Joan Sallas who almost singlehandidly revived the art of folded linen and napkins

Bruce Munro

Winter Light at Waddesdon

Six light installations at the National Trust property Waddesdon Manor


Clare Salaman

A different tune: Making music with strange and ancient instruments


St Cadoc's Church

Welsh church discovers stunning  15th century wall paintings

Aldeburgh Music


An innovative Faster than Sound performance resulting from a week long residency at Snape Maltings

Bruce Munro


A quirky project at Holburne Museum designed to raise awareness  of Help for Heroes







Using the latest in drone technology, we can offer customers a wide range of applications from film footage, photography and panoramas, site surveys and inspections, property aerials for estate agents,  agricultural land and crop analysis, golf course flyovers, or events.  The fast deployment, and ease of operation means drone aerial shots can be obtained swiftly and hugely cost effective.



We are licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority for 'Permission for Aerial Work'  (CAA ID 1206).  We are fully insured with public liability and adhere strictly to the CAA guidelines and safety procedures necessary to ensure the safety of crew, public and property.

We are permitted to fly up to a height of 400ft (120m) and 500m radius of the pilot with a clear visual line of sight of the drone.  No flying overhead or within 50m of persons, vehicles and property, unless those persons are under the control of the pilot in charge, and cannot fly within 150m from congested areas.  If requirements outside these regulations are needed, special permissions may need to be granted by the CAA and Butley Creek Films will administer the application process.

We carry out a series of detailed site assessments of all locations to ensure a safe and reliable operation, and safety being paramount, our equipment is fully maintained and usage logged as required by the CAA.



In addition to our CAA licence,  we are also licensed for 'Night Flying',  so we are not restricted to just daylight hours.




Butley Creek Films

5 Bothy Yard

Sudbourne Park


IP12 2AJ


Studio   01394 450 599

Mobile   07808 604 896

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