Isle of Man Film

The Isle of Man on film since 1995.  The Isle of Man has built a world-wide reputation, having co-financed and co-produced over 100 feature films and television dramas since then, all filmed on the Island. A selection of these are featured below:


Where Hands Touch (2018)

Mindhorn (2016)

Spooks: The Greater Good (2015)

Honour (2014)

Dom Hemingway (2013)

Belle (2012)

TT3D: Closer to the Edge (2011)

Ashes (2011)

Chico & Rita (2010)

The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)

Me and Orson Welles (2008)

Heartless (2008)

Stormbreaker (2006)

Keeping Mum (2005)

Revolver (2005)

Five Children and It (2004)

Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004)

Blackball (2003)

Trauma (2003)

The hound of the Baskervilles (2002)

The Heart of Me (2001)

Bubble Boy (2001)

Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)

Tom’s Midnight Garden (1999)

Waking Ned (1998)

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Isle of Man Film

Historically, Isle of Man has been a regional screen agency, part of Isle of Man Government’s Department of Economic Development.


Isle of Man Film’s History

  • 1995: The Brylcreem Boys starring Gabriel Byrne is the first feature film to be produced by the Isle of Man Film Commission, part of the Isle of Man Department of Trade and Industry.

  • 2002: the rebranded Isle of Man Film is established as regional screen agency, financier and producer.

  • 2007: leading UK production company CinemaNX are engaged to manage investments on behalf of the Isle of Man Government, leading to several notable films including Me and Orson Welles and the Oscar-nominated Chico and Rita.

  • 2012: Management of the Media Development Fund was assigned to Pinewood Pictures, as part of a strategic partnership between Isle of Man Government and the Pinewood Group.

  • 2019: The Department for Enterprise has launched a new ‘Content Creation Scheme’ for financial support of content related media ventures, e.g. in film production and post-production.


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