Creating Powerful, Shareable Content

A trusted name for major brands and influencers around the world.

39 Pictures is a boutique team of award-winning producers and journalists creating content for clients around the world.

We produce everything from Insta and TikTok shorts to broadcast and cinematic features, working with brands, channels and agencies to ensure they achieve the best storytelling for their audiences.

With skills learned in broadcast production and honed through decades working in the commercial sector, we often work hand-in-hand with agencies and brands, to achieve the best return on investment.

Based at MediaCity, we operate across the UK and Europe, with partners in the United States.

How we can work with you

    • Fast reactive and proactive content
    • Events, launches, sports, public relations and more
    • Have content filmed, edited and distributed in minutes
    • Like your own newsroom or sports desk.

    • Testimonials
    • Events filming
    • Internal and external videos
    • Investor relations
    • Advertising
    • Social media and broadcast advertising
    • Social shorts
    • Long form and short form content
    • Corporate storytelling

Our role is to get to know you and your organisation and operate as an extension of your in-house team. That’s why most of our clients have been with us for a decade or more.

This is all about getting the most out of your next project.

We specialise in getting that emotional engagement and bringing the best out of our subjects.

We do this by getting to know and understand you, your audience and the reason why you want to create the content.

We are open and honest with you throughout the process, because this is all about creating trusted partnerships.

As well as online content, we produce television and film productions across Europe and North America, including BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Turner.

From idea generation to delivery

    • Idea generation
    • Creative Direction
    • Consulting
    • Strategy
    • Scripting
    • Project Management
    • Risk Assessments, Method Statements

    • Production
    • Direction
    • Filming
    • Production Management
    • Live Production

    • Editing
    • Motion Graphics
    • Voice Overs
    • Audio Mix
    • Clearing
    • Delivery


39 Pictures random facts:



During the pandemic, when the government changed their message to “Stay Alert” we were working with the GP Taskforce in the Midlands. As “Stay Alert” didn’t make much sense, we came up with a phrase that could stay constant regardless of what the government guidance was. Hence Hands.Face.Space. We updated it for a well known high street retailer when the shops were allowed to open – and a few days later, it was adopted by the government. And then it was everywhere.


Manchester Versus Cancer.

Until Manchester Versus Cancer, we didn’t used to see the word “cancer” on billboards or advertising. It was just “the big C”. Stephen came up with the name because we’d booked the Manchester Arena, which was famous for boxing as well as music. Manchester against Cancer, the original branding was also red and blue – like the corners of the ring. Read more.


Hacienda Classical

We did two versions of Hacienda Classical. The first for Channel 4, which was all about the music. The second (our favourite) was how Hooky, Fletch and the Manchester Camerata produced musical magic, from the very first rehearsals all the way through the Royal Albert Hall to the triumphant Manchester Castlefield concert. The second version went in cinemas. It was such a good concert. Read more


The Tube

Sometimes you’re ahead of your time. Sometimes it’s by decades. We produced The Tube while YouTube was still “a bit niche” and Myspace was the only player in town. In the 00s it featured REM, Enter Shikari, New Order, I am Kloot, Camera Obscura, Jamie T, Panda Bear, DJ Shadow, The Noisettes and Kasabian, imagine that with the power of X, Insta, TikTok or YouTube behind it. (By the way, we’re open to offers commissioners).Read more…