The Factual Entertainment project

“Nest supported me and the Production from the early development stage through the shoot and into the Edit. I felt entirely heard, understood and supported during every stage and their experience in all elements of Production meant I could turn to them throughout the process. The project required heavy work ups of both Schedule and Budgets, both of which were liable to change through circumstances beyond our control and none of this was ever a problem for Nest. Every challenge had a solution.

The Duty of Care and the Health and Safety of our contributors due to the nature of the project was complicated and I couldn’t have navigated it with as much confidence without Derek’s advice and support. I hope to work with both him and Nest again.”

Wieden and Kennedy

“We worked with The Nest on a commercial project and found them to be essential to the smooth running of a tricky shoot. They have comprehensive knowledge, are very adaptable and always a calming influence; Derek was our rock.”

Tom Dean, In-House Executive Producer

“The good thing about The Nest is that they have been there and done it. With Derek’s years of production experience I felt that there was nothing they didn’t know or couldn’t find out very quickly. As an Executive Producer I worked with the Nest on a new project where they handled  the start up right through to delivery. They brilliantly staffed the production team and that the day to day running of the production went so smoothly that I was free to concentrate on the editorial. They were supportive, collaborative, transparent and a real pleasure to work with. ”

Ros Coward, Executive Producer

Peggy Pictures

“We met Derek/The Nest just before Covid-19 struck and it was beyond fortuitous. We clicked with him instantly and knew we wanted him to work with our small company. Soon after, we won a fast turnaround lockdown commission and were so lucky that we had Derek working with us from the outset helping us with the budget and then with all the pre-production set up. He sourced us the most amazing production manager and has been with us every step of the way at a very unusual and often stressful time of remote working. He’s calm, kind, easy to talk to and the way he operates price wise is incredibly fair and means that we are able to have head of production services which we didn’t ever think would be possible. We definitely want to continue our working relationship as we move forward as a company”

Danni Davis, MD