Documentary Production

Beautiful and informed factual storytelling made by award-winning documentary production company Chocolate Films

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Factual content from award-winning documentary makers

Chocolate films has been producing documentaries since the early 2000s. Our films have been seen across the world in cinemas, exhibitions and online. The diversity of work includes observational human stories and deeply researched historical and scientific content.

Who Do We Produce Documentaries For?

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Short Form Documentaries And Case Studies

Short documentaries are great ways to communicate case studies, character portraits or important moments. A powerful, three minute film can move and inspire. It can open the audience’s eyes to a human interest story, relate the mission of your charity campaign, or uncover the history of an artwork. Chocolate Films is one of the most successful short documentary production companies in the UK. Our documentary short film projects have been watched by over 250,000 people in cinemas since 2015, have had viral success online and can be seen as part of displays in museums across the country.

Long-form Documentary And Long-term Production

Our long-form documentaries have told the stories of football teams, lorry drivers, hair salons, new teachers and youth workers dealing with street violence. For each of these projects we have spent many months, and often years, capturing their lives and stories. We are currently half-way through a ten year documentary about a major construction project. Our company structure, with a full-time crew of dedicated filmmakers, is ideal for long-term documentary projects where we drop in and out of a story. Long-form documentaries produced by Chocolate Films have been screened at festivals and been released in cinemas.

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A Flexible Team With International Reach

Chocolate Films produces great looking documentary content in every continent – filming doctors in Japan, David Hockney by his pool in Los Angeles and a karate school in Syria. Our commitment to being net zero video production company means that we balance the need for content production. We produce and direct documentary content with our international partners, with satellite offices within the EU and US and a network of partner production companies across the world. Working this way reduces our carbon footprint and our client’s costs while maintaining quality.

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Chocolate Films Is A Carbon Neutral Production Company

At Chocolate Films we work hard to be a sustainable supplier. Over recent years we have reduced our carbon footprint by bringing in policies about travel, waste and power. And we offset the carbon that we’re not currently able to reduce, by contributing to planting trees in a sustainable forestry scheme. We also offer discounts on video production to organisations that are actively promoting sustainability.

Check out some of our documentary work

Film interviews in Chocolate Films's new studio

Chocolate Films is opening a new purpose-built studio in 9 Elms, near Battersea Power Station and the US Embassy. This exciting new 77m2 space will be ideal for most charity, corporate, and documentary shoots. It’s 80m2, with soundproofing, great lighting and a comfortable dressing room. This will be the ideal space to film beautifully lit documentary interviews with excellent audio.

What our clients say

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Belinda CupidBelinda Cupid
15:49 08 Jul 24
I work at Cystic Fibrosis Trust and we are delighted with the animation Chocolate Films created for us. It met the brief and has helped us to explain our activities to current and future partners. Chocolate Films were a pleasure to work with and we appreciated their flexibility in working to a very tight timescale.
Katy TippingKaty Tipping
13:04 08 Jul 24
Great working with Chocolate Films and the team for our new program. Nikita was a great point of content and we had a blast at the filming studio with everyone. Thank you everyone for your work on this project!
Chloe McCarthyChloe McCarthy
11:59 12 Jun 24
We commissioned Chocolate films to complete a BTS film as a promotional film for our Level 4 foundation course. We were out on location with our own 3 short films with our most senior students, and we needed an extra crew to capture all that was happening on set. They were thoughtful, efficient and proactive. Capturing some great interviews and BTS (thanks Elton!), weaving it into a great promotional film for us. Lucia steered the project beautifully from start to finish (thanks Nikita too). We’ve worked with Chocolate films before and would happily do so in the future. Chloe – London Screen Academy
Tai CampbellTai Campbell
13:03 29 May 24
I filmed a green screen production using sound and it came out great. Lucia and Nikka are lovely and happy to help, the facilities are exactly what I needed (there’s also a make-up room) and it was easy to get to.
Kerri AthertonKerri Atherton
14:11 15 May 24
Chocolate films produced a fun promotional video for us as part of our 80th anniversary. They were professional with clear communication, and the project was delivered to time.
Samantha ChetwoodSamantha Chetwood
09:34 03 May 24
The video content creation workshop offered by Chocolate Films was incredibly useful, packed full of handy tips on how to create compelling videos with the minimum equipment and time! The space is great and the team were welcoming, generous with their knowledge and clearly enthusiastic about what they do.
HUGE round of applause for the Chocolate Films team! We attended their ‘Using Video for Business’ Workshop, which they so kindly offered free of charge for local businesses in the Wandsworth area. Hosted at their lovely new Nine Elms studio space, we had a great morning of learning, chatting over tea and coffee. They are a really delightful and organised company that we hope to work with going forward, and we would love to see the team at one of our cookery classes one day! Ax
Victoria NicholsonVictoria Nicholson
11:16 01 May 24
I joined other small business owners, founders and entrepreneurs for a morning workshop on how to create content, shoot and edit footage. The studio was so welcoming and the team gave some fantastic advice whether it was your first foray into film making or had been trying for a while but stuck with certain elements. The workshop was fun, enjoyable and informative with a good balance between information and hands on practice. They made something quite complex seem very accessable. The teams enthusiasm for their craft is infectious.
Marie de ChampchesnelMarie de Champchesnel
11:11 01 May 24
I had the pleasure to be invited to a workshop at Chocolate Films which was delivered to a high standard from start to finish. The facilitators were highly knowledgeable, friendly and very approachable and took time to answer any questions we had. Thank you for a great experience!
Asma SharapovaAsma Sharapova
10:56 01 May 24
I attended a workshop with Chocolate Films and was very impressed with their professionalism, knowledge and expertise. They packed so much invaluable information into the session and they were all super friendly and approachable.
Carlos LutterbachCarlos Lutterbach
14:03 19 Apr 24
Chocolate Films did outstanding work on the Seido Karate London promo. They were able to capture the spirit of the Dojo with their visuals and presentation. The interviews were professional and conducted expertly. Overall outstanding work!
James FairbairnJames Fairbairn
14:42 11 Apr 24
I work for the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and we commissioned Chocolate films to make 3 films to support the training of mental health workers.The Chocolate films team have been highly professional, skilled and excellent to work alongside. Right from the beginning where we met to share our plans and discuss the potential project, the team have offered creative thinking, ideas and helped us to build a clear vision for the films. The script process felt easy and collaborative. The team have also provided a very clear structure and reliability around time scales.As the film making process began we worked closely around the development of scripts and casting of actors. Chocolate films have been very responsive and active in supporting us (at the Anna Freud centre) to work to the deadlines whilst showing a really high level of knowledge around the process and steps needed.The actual filming days were a pleasure to be involved with and the team has been very impressive to see in action, particularly in their ability to work together, to include me in their process whilst also attending very carefully to the details needed for the films to be high quality.I would highly recommend Chocolate films and would certainly commission them again

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Book your free consultation

The producers at Chocolate Films are available to talk through your project at a time that suits you. They’ll make sure they really understand your organisation and what you’re looking to achieve with video content. Following the discussion, they will send over a detailed proposal for the work you’re looking to commission.

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