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Crime Thriller Keeping Faith Filmed in Pencoed


Crime fans are set to tune into the BBC’s latest Wales-set thriller Keeping Faith tomorrow night.

The bilingual television thriller starring Eve Myles and Matthew Gravelle is the latest high-profile drama to utilise south Wales’s scenery for filming.

Keeping Faith, which has been co-commissioned by the BBC and S4C, has been set and shot entirely in Wales, with on-location filming in the Vale of Glamorgan, Carmarthenshire and near Laugharne.

But did you know its studio scenes were filmed in a specialist filming facility just off the M4 in Pencoed?

Studio scenes have been filmed at Sony UK Technology Centre’s Ffilm Factory 35 in Pencoed, which has previously welcomed Doctor Who, historical drama Will, and Decline and Fall starring Jack Whitehall and Eva Longoria.

The Pencoed facility’s 30,000sq ft facility has enjoyed increasing success since its launch in 2015, with director of professional services Gerald Kelly saying it is an “honour” to play a role in Wales’s flourishing film industry.

Director of professional services Mr Kelly said:

“We are delighted with the growing interest in our specialist Ffilm Factory 35, which has welcomed a number of high-profile shows over the past year.

“Keeping Faith looks set to be another groundbreaking show, championing Wales not only as a filming site, but also its culture and wealth of talent too.

“We are honoured to continue to play a role in helping to establish Wales as a filming hotspot, something we feel will not only bring more talent here, but will also provide a significant boost to our economy.

“We were delighted to welcome the cast and crew of this fantastic new show.”

Sony UK TEC, which produces thousands of professional HD and 4K broadcast cameras annually boasts easy access to the M4, on-site security 24 hours seven days a week, access via four loading bays, a variety of on-site services including a canteen for catering, space to house unit base and crew parking, a cinema room for screening, and on-site post-production facilities.