Cinechrome Studios

Cinechrome Studios We're a historic building, business premisses and creative space based in Bournemouth.

In 2015 the studios has been newly renovated to its 50s heyday.

Cinechrome Studios is based in Cromwell House, which actually was once a popular gospel hall in Bournemouth early in the 21st century. It was built by well-known local builder Charles Burt, whose face appears as an image on a house in Cardigan Road. Sometime around the middle of the last century it ceased to be a chapel and moved into the possession of the Cotton family - whose best known members were popular bandleader Billy Cotton (of Billy Cotton Bandshow fame), his son Bill who was to become a top BBC Television Executive and Chairman of Meridian Television and his son Teddy who was a film producer. From documents that are available, it appears that the Cottons ran a specialist film company called Cinechrome Ltd from the old Gospel Hall. It produced a string of titles mostly of a business, promotional and scientific nature. The hall had considerable floor space and neighbours told of Billy Cotton's band rehearsing there, and also of visits from Diana Dors the classic blonde sex bomb of the 1950's and 60's. It is believed that the actress came to record presentation and voice work in a studio set up in the roof of the hall. The studio was heavily sound-proofed with straw and other materials. It still exists - although now it has been converted into a toilet! There were probably a number of other famous people who recorded there, but passed unnoticed by neighbours. One who didn't go unnoticed, but wasn't there for recording purposes was Parkstone-born World Champion boxer Freddie Mills. He is understood to have used the hall for training - and even got into a fight with a local man outside the Winton YMCA! In April 2013 another production company, called LoveLove films, set up their headquarters in Cromwell House. Shortly after moving in they were informed of the rich film history of the building, and were astounded to now be functioning in premises integral to the early media industry of Dorset. As a company, previously operating out of the arts university, LoveLove have had many successful projects, ranging from music videos for major artists, such as Yes Sir Boss and Joss Stone, to media installations for the 2012 Olympics, to film festival screened documentary features, and much more. They have also worked with the innovative Bournemouth-based Momo:tempo music project. Now they're keen to revive the vintage trappings of the building, and do the cinematic heritage of Winton proud. Within days of moving in, Cromwell House's walls were once again host to filmic forays, such as television actors recording voiceover work, music videos being devised and feature films being scripted - bringing the place back to its heyday of the 50s and 60s. It's fair to say that the film industry has returned to Winton! LoveLove films website is at http://www.lovelovefilms.com/ http://www.wintonforum.co.uk/gospelhall.html

Great to have The Mayor of Bournemouth in the Studios today
12/12/2017

Great to have The Mayor of Bournemouth in the Studios today

The LoveLove team are super thrilled to have received a visit from the Mayor of Bournemouth today and getting the chance to tell him all about our latest children's TV project in development, Bottle Island! #Bournemouth Bournemouth Life

10/02/2017

Some pictures of the studios

19/06/2016
LoveLove Films

Happy Farhers day from Cinechrome Studios!

Our Fabulous Placement students Louise Giddings and Stephine Bisson from BU made this very Sweet Fathers Day message today :)

Happy Fathers day to all the dads out there - from all of Lovelove Films and Snowy the dog!

Cinechrome Studios has always been a place for creatives throughout the years if only the walls could talk!
28/11/2015

Cinechrome Studios has always been a place for creatives throughout the years if only the walls could talk!

We are very excited about being a finalist in the DBA!
25/11/2015

We are very excited about being a finalist in the DBA!

Our 2015 finalists!

when its cold outside we are all Snug in the studios
24/11/2015

when its cold outside we are all Snug in the studios

studios today
24/11/2015

studios today

Always fun when you're presenting & DJ Jamie of This Is Crowd is next door in his studio! #loveloveyou
09/10/2015

Always fun when you're presenting & DJ Jamie of This Is Crowd is next door in his studio! #loveloveyou

Here's a really interesting read about the history of our studio in the Bournemouth Echo!
03/09/2015
Historic building revived as film studio

Here's a really interesting read about the history of our studio in the Bournemouth Echo!

A HISTORIC Bournemouth building with links to band leader Billy Cotton, screen siren Diana Dors and boxing legend Freddie Mills has been revived…

02/09/2015
Joss Stone

Great working with Joss Stone again on latest music video Stuck on You!

Here it is! The making of the video for 'Stuck On You'. This is one of my favorite songs on Water For Your Soul. It is a very emotional song for me. Though some people feel it is a love song it is really about being desperately stuck. I have been in relationships that have left me feeling trapped in a place I wish I could free myself from. I know I am not the only one. With the love and support from those that care about us we can free ourselves from even the strongest hold. Together we are stronger.

Be free. Be happy.

I hope you enjoy learning about how we made this one. It was quite a challenge.

xoxoxox

Studio One
15/07/2015

Studio One

Our new framed photos of the studios in 1950s
05/06/2015

Our new framed photos of the studios in 1950s

Before and after refurbishment 2.
03/06/2015

Before and after refurbishment 2.

Refurbishments and developments to the studio over time.
03/06/2015

Refurbishments and developments to the studio over time.

Recording footage as early as the 1950's
03/06/2015

Recording footage as early as the 1950's

Cinechrome Studios
13/03/2015

Cinechrome Studios

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Cinechrome Studios, 64 -68 Calvin Road, Winton Dorset
Bournemouth
BH91LN

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