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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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
Alice KirklandAlice Kirkland
14:01 21 Dec 23
I had the pleasure of working with Chocolate Films for a corporate video campaign. From the offset, the team were professional, engaging, and quick to communicate. Rachel and Lucia worked with our vision and helped turn it into a reality, offering suggestions and expertise to help bring the story to life to a highly creative and timely manner.The video created a real buzz within the organisation and the feedback received has been fantastic. I would highly recommend Chocolate and look forward to working with them again in the future.
Stephen WheatleyStephen Wheatley
16:50 03 Nov 23
Make Listening Safe Campaign UK is an initiative of The World Health Organisation aimed at increasing the awareness of avoidable risks to hearing in those between 10 and 40 years of age, launched at an in person event in London on 1st November 2023.We needed the launch to be filmed and were lucky enough to be introduced to Chocolate Films who provided the crew and the equipment required.Our events team have informed me that the crew were a delight to work with and were very helpful.We were very impressed with the quality of the footage and were very surprised when we received it so quickly after the event, so we could edit it and get it out on to social media in a timely fashion.We have no hesitation in recommending Chocolate Films.Thank you for making the filming such a pain free experience.Stephen Wheatley | Chair – MLSC UK |
Stella HungerStella Hunger
18:15 01 Nov 23
I was lucky enough to work with Nikita and Chocolate Films on a photo shoot. They were extremely professional, accommodating, organized and generally lovely. We definitely plan on working with them in the future! Thank you for everything, Nikita!
Vanessa RushtonVanessa Rushton
12:59 25 Oct 23
Great provider – always happy to help and deliver what’s needed quickly and cost effectively
Laura CliffLaura Cliff
09:49 12 Oct 23
I worked with Chocolate films to produce a voice over for a film translated into Welsh. Nikki and Lucia were professional, friendly and understood the brief. They ensured all deadlines were met and the work was produced to a really high quality.
Rachael CresswellRachael Cresswell
09:03 05 Oct 23
A friendly group of professional, talented film-makers who created some brilliant videos for us. Anna and Han were a pleasure to work with and were available to discuss the project whenever we needed it. The entire process was slick and efficient from start to finish – I would definitely recommend Chocolate Films for any film project.
Nick HarmerNick Harmer
14:26 21 Jun 23
A very professional team with flexibility and great understanding of the craft. The pre-production was straight forward but the dedication from the team on the day to capture lots of high quality footage of the event was admirable.The final outcomes were well edited and the revisions process was painless and fast. I highly recommend Chocolate Films for event and interview videography.
joe plimmerjoe plimmer
11:21 25 Apr 23
A pleasure to collaborate with such a wonderful company that nurtures talent the right way
Anoushka FreemanAnoushka Freeman
17:27 13 Jan 23
We couldn’t recommend Chocolate Films highly enough! The team had a thorough attention to detail, communicated each phase of the production clearly, and were extremely friendly and patient with time delays gathering necessary media items on our side.
A Google User
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17:27 13 Jan 23
We couldn’t recommend Chocolate Films highly enough! The team had a thorough attention to detail, communicated each phase of the production clearly, and were extremely friendly and patient with time delays gathering necessary media items on our side.
Emma HalesEmma Hales
16:57 11 Jan 23
Worked with this fantastic company On a vaccine hesitancy video. The company were professional from start to finish, very understanding and patient with the young people involved in making the video and truly brought their ideas to life! Highly recommended!

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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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