South West Film is one of the leading video production companies in Plymouth, Devon. The naval port of Plymouth is home to a wide variety of video, film and TV production companies. The diverse culture of the city makes for a interesting mix of the old and new. The university runs a very reputable film and media course which has seen a number of filmmakers go on to make careers in the industry.
The surrounding Devon countryside has played home to some major movies over the years including War Horse and World War Z. In 2008, Tim Burton shot a number of scenes for his adaption of Alice in Wonderland. The History of Plymouth in Devon, England, extends back to the Bronze Age, when the first settlement began at Mount Batten a peninsula in Plymouth Sound facing onto the English Channel. Throughout the Industrial Revolution Plymouth grew as a major mercantile shipping industry, including imports and passengers from the USA, whilst Devonport grew as a naval base and ship construction town, building battleships for the Royal Navy - which later led to its partial destruction during World War II in a series of air-raids known as the Plymouth Blitz. After the war was over, the city centre was completely rebuilt to a new plan.