A4 Studios is a not-for-profit organisation that has been founded by a group of disabled and able-bodied artists and entrepreneurs who recognised a need for good quality affordable studio spaces within the locality of Trafford.
As soon as director Pete Tomkies read the Once Bitten… script he had a strong vision of the location he wanted to film at. Unfortunately run down 1980s New York hotels are hard to come by in Manchester so after a fruitless 6 months of location scouting a decision was made to explore the options for building a set.
During a meeting with John Lockwood, the entrepreneur and artist behind A4 Studios in Altrincham, Pete was shown a room in the oldest part of the building, dating back to the 18030s. It was definitely a fixer upper but with John’s ingenuity and a hard working team of set builders Martha’s hotel room was created.
We would like to say a huge thank to John for his work on the set for Once Bitten… and to Allan, Bex and all of the artists and management team who made us feel truly welcome despite the disruption we brought to their world at times! We loved our time at A4 Studios and it was sad day when we moved out after filming.
As a non-profit organisation A4 Studios are always looking for support so please follow the link to find out more about their work and how you can help www.a4studios.co.uk/
In addition to the studio spaces for artists to create, A4 Studios incorporates AIR Gallery. AIR Gallery is a contemporary gallery and exhibition space which showcases emerging and early career artists. Find out more about the gallery and exhibitions at www.airgallery.space/