Film and Theatre Sets
*What do you have in common with Angelina Jolie, Sir Ben Kingsley,
Luc Besson, Felicity Kendall, Anish Kapoor, Johnny Depp and Martin Scorsese?
*Why is your house, flat or office like The Royal Academy of Arts,
The American Airline Theatre, Broadway, The National Theatre, The Old Vic, The
Donmar Warehouse, Pinewood or Shepperton Studios, The Royal Shakespeare
Company, Chichester Festival Theatre, and the studies of several recently
deceased Oxford students and dons?
The answers are that they've all had books supplied by Skoob and
PsychoBabel, decorating their sets in the past couple of years.
Sometimes it's just a shelf of specific books that's required. Mainly
it's a roomful and, occasionally, it's a truckload. For each requirement, we can
rent out an accurate book set to lend veracity to the production, and get them
back so they can be bought and read for their content, not just their
Two of our film commissions were The Rum Diary Directed by Bruce Robinson and Hugo, by Martin Scorsese.
The former required an office full of primarily US-published books with a
pre-1960 publication date, such as would have been read by Hunter S. The latter
had the task of furnishing a 1929 fantasy Paris bookshop (in 3D with no CGI for
the books) with thousands and thousands of appropriate items.
Other sets that we've dressed include:
of Everything 
Impossible - Rogue Nation 
Our Kind of
The Program 
Now You See
Me: The Second Act 
Bletchley Circle 
Trilogy (Page Eight; Turks & Caicos; Salting the Battlefield) [2011-2014]
We provide expert consultancy and
supply for all artistic book hires. Contact Chris for details or call Tom at the office on 01235 861411.