Who we are and what we do
ARRI Rental UK is part of an integrated, ARRI owned network of camera, camera grip and lighting equipment rental facilities across Europe and the US.
The UK’s camera and grip division is headed by Director of Operations Russell Allen, who has over 20 years industry experience, while the lighting division is led by General Manager John Colley, a veteran of the industry with a well-regarded reputation as a lighting gaffer. Located in Uxbridge (London) and Salford (Manchester), ARRI Rental is capable of servicing any scale of production, from major studio or location-based blockbuster feature films to drama projects, episodic TV shows, commercials and music promos.
Through continual investment in cutting-edge products, ARRI Rental carries an impressively wide range of the very latest equipment from the world’s leading manufacturers, all maintained to the highest standard. From cameras, lenses and accessories to cranes, remote heads and a full spectrum of lighting fixtures and lighting grip – ARRI Rental can supply it all. A large transport and generator fleet is available to service each production and when required, the company can call on the resources of sibling facilities within the group to offer a seamless and cohesive pan-European service to the most demanding clients.
Our team of engineers and technicians maintain equipment, and often customise it, to exacting standards. An on-site engineering department and machine shop allow repairs to be carried out and bespoke modifications to be made in-house. The company has created dozens of unique items for customers over the years and will always endeavor to accommodate any special requirements by either finding, or building, a solution.
ARRI Rental is also able to offer access to exclusive, high-end products developed by the group. These include a number of innovative lighting fixtures and camera technologies, such as the ALEXA XT B+W, a black-and-white digital camera of unparalleled sensitivity, dynamic range and resolution; and the ALEXA 65 system, a complete large-format solution comprising a 65 mm digital cinema camera, custom-designed prime and zoom lenses, and fast, efficient workflow tools.
ARRI Rental’s service extends beyond supplying reliable equipment, to providing advice and support through our knowledgeable staff.
Our team has the experience and technical know-how to ensure that film and program-makers get the shot they want, every time. We can help with decisions on the most suitable equipment for different needs and budgets, while our comprehensive camera testing facilities provide the ideal environment for crews to plan and test for projects. ARRI Rental’s spacious test rooms are supported by dedicated technicians who assist camera teams in preparing for the start of a shoot, and once a production is under way, we’re always on call for swift technical support.
Why choose ARRI Rental?
For our customer focused service and renowned product reliability.
Working with ARRI Rental means direct access to an extensive range of the latest high-quality products, the experience and expertise of highly skilled, knowledgeable staff and the backup of a global organisation.