AN ORGANISATION which showcases the region to film and TV crews and supports countless productions has enjoyed a hugely-successful year.

Screen Yorkshire’s film office has handled more enquiries than ever.

And movies supported during the past 12 months have included The Railway Children Return.

The eagerly-anticipated sequel to the classic 1970 film, The Railway Children, was shot on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and around Haworth – as was the original. The Studio Canal production, which sees Jenny Agutter reprise her role as Bobbie, is due for release next April.

Other movies supported have included major Hollywood franchises, Mission Impossible 7 and Indiana Jones V. Television dramas have included All Creatures Great and Small, Gentleman Jack and The Witcher, as well as The Confessions of Frannie Langton – which is currently filming in Yorkshire.

Since 2019, the film office has supported a total of 3,693 filming days. Plus, following the launch of a crew service last year, more than 4,500 days’ work have been secured for freelancers in the sector.

Screen Yorkshire has bolstered its film office team with the appointment of Nardia Fortune, as production liaison manager.

She has more than ten years’ experience in the industry and her production credits include Peaky Blinders, which was partly filmed in Keighley.

Screen Yorkshire chief executive, Sally Joynson, said: “Our film office team is instrumental in bringing millions of pounds worth of filming business to Yorkshire every year and the calibre of that team lies at the heart of its success. Nardia’s experience and industry reputation is a great asset for us and further boosts our offer to both UK and international producers.”

Nardia said: “I’m really excited to be joining the film office team at Screen Yorkshire at what feels like a transformational time for the film and TV industry.

“As someone who lives in Yorkshire and has worked on the ground in film and TV for over ten years, I’ve seen the industry go from strength to strength.

“I’m passionate about working with the industry and securing the best projects for the region – we have so much to offer in terms of locations and it feels like Yorkshire is really having a moment.”