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Shift 4 has been supplying the Film & TV Industry in Greater London with equipment and crew rental for more than 30 years. Due to high demand, the company is now expanding its operations with the opening of a new branch in Manchester.

Located in the Ordsall area and adjacent to MediaCity, Shift 4 Manchester offers production companies and freelancers in the North West of England the same high standard, extra mile approach that helped us to become one of the biggest equipment rental companies in the UK.

With over fifty employees, an extensive inventory of equipment and a fleet of delivery and crew vehicles, Shift 4 is capable of handling any type of shoot, from drama and commercials to documentaries and entertainment.

The experience and knowledge gained over these many years means we not only offer our clients the right equipment but also support them throughout the hiring process with advice, technical support and equipment training.

A key factor for us opening the new branch has been finding local people who know and understand the industry in Manchester. We have been successful in this mission, recruiting some of the very best people in the rental market who bring years of experience and expertise.

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MEET THE TEAM

Rich Hallworth Shift 4RICH HALLWORTH
Branch Manager

After graduating in Film & TV Production from Manchester College, Rich worked as a freelancer on a number of feature films, Tv series, and commercials. Then for next 10 years, he worked in equipment rental in Manchester where he made his way up from kit room technician to Warehouse Manager, in 2019 he joined Shift 4 to become General Manager of our new branch.



Rafael Da Silva Shift 4RAFAEL DA SILVA
Kit Room Technician

Raf first joined Shift 4 in 2017. Working in our London office, he gained hands on experience as one of the technicians responsible for the maintenance and preparation of our extensive range of equipment. Raf was our first recruit in Manchester and was instrumental in the organisation and set up of the branch.

Duncan McKendrick Shift 4 DUNCAN MCKENDRICK
Hire Manager

Duncan has been involved in the media industry for just over 20 years, starting out as a production assistant for a TV travel company, before working freelance as a camera operator on various productions, gigs & festivals and several prime-time BBC documentaries & shows.
Building on this location experience his central role for the past 15 years has been running a camera hire department for a Kit Rental company in Manchester, advising and working closely with various production companies and freelancers across the North West.

George Roe Shift 4 GEORGE ROE
Kit Room Technician

George studied Television and Radio Production at the University of Salford which is where his passion for the technical side of TV grew.
After graduating in 2017 he went straight into a job as a Kitroom Technician. During this time he also had the chance to go out on set as a Technical Runner and Camera Assistant. Now, with 5 years of practical experience in the Kitroom and on location behind him, he is an invaluable member of the team.

CREDITS

Our clients include major broadcasters, pay-TV broadcasters, SVOD and also major production studios.

FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS

RAW



ARMSTRONG

Tin Goose Films



The Serengeti Rules

Passion Pictures

TV ENTERTAINMENT

RACE ACROSS THE WORLD

Studio Lambert for BBC2


SAS: WHO DARES WIN

Minnow Films for Channel 4


JACK WHITEHALL:
TRAVELS WITH MY FATHER

Tiger Aspect for NETFLIX

COMMERCIALS

JAGUAR

HunkyDory Films


NIKE
Department of Unimaginable

Bullion


MULBERRY

Pretzel

COMEDY DRAMA

PEOPLE JUST DO NOTHING

Roughcut for BBC2


MURDER IN SUCCESSVILLE

Tiger Aspect for BBC3


THE MIND OF HERBERT
CKUNKERDUNK

Tiger Aspect for BBC2

EQUIPMENT

We stock a wide range of cameras, lenses, lights, sound, sliders and grips that will cover any kind of production.

CAMERAS
Sony Venice
Sony VENICE
ARRI Alexa Mini Rental
ARRI Alexa Mini
Sony F55
Sony FS7 MKII
C300 MKII
Sony FS5
Click here for full list of cameras
LENSES
Cooke Anamorphics
ZEISS Supreme • Full frame
Leica Summicron-C
Canon CN-E 30-105mm
Angenieux Optimo 28-76mm
Angenieux Optimo 15-40mm
ZEISS CP.3
Canon CN-E
Samyang Optics VDSLR
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L
Canon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L
Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6
Click here for full list of lenses
GIMBALS
DJI Ronin 2
Freefly MOVI Pro
DJI Ronin-M
Click here for full list of gimbals
LIGHTING
SKYPANEL S60
Astera AX1 Pixeltube
Light Storm C300D
ARRI 2.5 HMI
ARRI M18 HMI
K5600 Joker-Bug 800
ARRI 2kw Blonde
JEM 22” 1kw
Dedolight Octodome
Click here for full list of lighting

LOCATION

Shift 4 Manchester is currently based at Foundry Film Studios which is located in the Ordsall area and adjacent to Media City Manchester.  We are in the process of setting up a purpose-built facility so more exciting news of this will follow in the coming weeks.

SHIFT 4 | MANCHESTER

Unit 2 – Empress Business Centre
380 Chester Road
Manchester
M16 9EA

manchester@shift-4.com

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DELIVERIES

With a large fleet of vehicles, we can deliver our kit to your production anywhere in the North West. On top of this, we offer a crew vehicle service.

TECHNICAL RESOURCES

Through our social media channels and also our website, we offer clients and the filmmaking community a wealth of digital content, from equipment reviews on our YouTube channel and articles on our website to ‘How To’ videos on Instagram and tech tips on Twitter and Facebook. We endeavour to help professionals in the Film & TV industry to expand their technical knowledge… we love a gadget and are always looking for the next thing to share. You can pop in anytime to have a look at what we do!

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