Chris Plyming Locations


Following an early career as an officer in the Parachute Regiment I traded military recce for recce with a camera in the late 90s. Since then I’ve been scouting and managing locations in London, across the UK and worldwide for the last 25 years.

This depth of experience means I have an outstanding knowledge of our capital city but also cities across the country as well as the mountains, lakes, glens and coastline that we are lucky enough to call our workplace.

Interests and personal experience in a diverse range of fields from historical conservation, sailing, small hold farming, dry stone walling and sports and dogs together with a large splash of empathy help me quickly build the relationships with location owners that are an essential ingredient of a successful shoot. This is also reflected in an excellent relationship with Film Officers and other key stakeholders resulting in trust and respect established over many years leading to the best outcomes for production teams.

As an independent location manager I am extremely task focused and whatever the scale of the project work hard to get the best results, at the best value, as efficiently as possible. Where necessary I can call on a small team of similarly skilled and experienced colleagues to help deliver your film.

Chris wideshot in field

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scottish Highlands

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I’ve worked with Chris Plyming regularly for the last 20 years. He is a wonderfully resourceful and creative-minded location manager. Chris is hugely knowledgeable, diligent and detailed-orientated. He’s calm in a crisis, keeping his head when all about him are losing theirs, and can be extremely charming when he needs to be. His ability to find first rate sandwiches, cake and coffee on a recce, even in the most desolate seeming regions, is legendary. He’s the first name on the on the team-sheet for all our productions.

Richard Martin

Executive Producer, Nice Shirt Films

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Chris takes a keen interest in the creative vision of a project and endeavours to deliver the best options for the director in conjunction with production. He has an infectious, natural enthusiasm for location scouting even on the most challenging of briefs.  With his extensive experience in this field, he is also demonstrably calm in challenging situations

Gwilym Gwillim


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Chris is super hardworking, goes above and beyond considering both production needs and the creative needs of the script. He's not a 9-5 guy, he understands the nature of our industry. He is tactful, communicative and organised with a wealth of experience to lean into when crunch time happens!

Sonya Sier