Founded in 1968, Oxford Scientific Films (OSF) is a leading producer of factual film and television programmes.
We have earned an international reputation for producing a broad range of high quality factual television from pure and popular natural history to specialist factual and documentary television. The company’s most notable programmes include the global hit series Meerkat Manor for Animal Planet; Fatal Attractions also for Animal Planet; Bafta winning Saving Africa’s Witch Children; ratings hits Secret Life of Dogs, Secret Life of Cats and Secret Life of Babies, Animal Odd Couples, Animals in Love; and the award-winning Richard Hammond’s Miracles of Nature and Wild Weather with Richard Hammond.
From its early origins as an award winning producer of brilliantly crafted natural history films renowned for their extraordinary camerawork OSF has continued to build on its reputation for innovation. Examples of OSF’s creative innovation include highly stylized dramatic reconstruction (Fatal Attractions and Frankenstein and the Vampyre); developing new presenters (including Jim Al-Khalili, Philippa Gregory and Julian Clary); visual beauty (Secret Life of…, How to Win the Grand National, Plant Odysseys and Animal Odd Couples); use of archive (Frankel and Henry Cecil, Messages Homes: Films from the Forgotten Army); and 3D (Meerkats 3D and Pandas: The Journey Home).
We have won numerous awards over the years including a Bafta, Emmys, World Medals and Pandas. Recent awards include Saving Africa’s Witch Children (Bafta, Best Current Affairs Programme, Emmy, Best Current Affairs), Richard Hammond’s Miracles of Nature (Gold Medal, New York Festival, Best Hosted Programme Jackson Hole Wildlife Festival 2013) and Wild Weather with Richard Hammond (Gold Medal, New York Festival 2015)
Based in London and Cardiff OSF continues to produce programming for broadcasters in the UK, the USA and around the world. The films we produced for theatrical exploitation in the large format/special venue market are currently on screens delighting audiences globally. Our passion for storytelling, technical innovation and playing with the specialist factual genre blending factual with drama, comedy, features etc continues to drive us.