Since 2007 East City Films has produced branded content, documentaries, television and music video content. In 2015 we began producing virtual reality and 360° video with our immersive studio VR City.


Whether it's branded content for The Guardian or a VR documentary about the UK's indefinite detention system, we immerse audiences in stories which live long in the memory and transform emotions.

On location in the Swiss Alps for the San Miguel Rich list shoot.

On location in the Swiss Alps for the San Miguel Rich list shoot.

We pride ourselves as storytellers and have travelled the world to unearth people and places which excite and inspire us. We’ve produced documentaries in Nigeria, Portugal and India. We’ve made television adverts for Visit Malta and Macallan and created 360 video content for ITV and San Miguel. We’ve filmed musicians from Adele to The XX and produced branded content for Coca-Cola, Lexus, and Smirnoff.

We're best known for our VR documentaries, which focus on issues of social justice. Directed and produced by our co-founder Darren Emerson, our VR films have played at film festivals all over the world. From Cannes and IDFA to Sheffield Doc Fest and Tribeca our work has been celebrated by audiences and critics alike.

Indefinite, a virtual reality experience about the UK's indefinite detention system was licensed by the New York Times VR app. Witness 360: 7/7 is an original pioneer in 360 video production. Most recently, the Creative XR and Arts Council funded Common Ground is an interactive VR experience that premieres at Tribeca Film Festival.

Be it virtual reality production, branded content, music video, social justice documentary or 360 video production. East City Films is an eclectic place, but we have one vein running through all our work. We strive to illuminate the world using traditional and immersive platforms.

If you want your project to be our next, then we’d love to hear from you.


Core Team