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Podpadstudios manufacture props for film, TV and exhibitions, this places us in the unique position of being able to develop our own in house props available for hire at UK Events. Over the last 5 years we have been hired for hundreds of events and over a quarter of a million people have been entertained by our handmade interactive props. Combine this with our significant social media following, generating excitement and interest before the event and you know why our clients book us. Again and again!
All of our props are interactive: offering sound, lights and action in the form of either a full animatronic autonomous experience or radio control.
Varied portfolio of props: film bikes, radio control robots, Steampunk and Cyberpunk themed items and larger vehicles, (Batmobile and Spinner). We have something for every event: private or public, covering themes such as fantasy, Sci-Fi film culture, crafts, from motor shows to comic cons!
We never dry hire - so your attendees will get to "meet the makers": we stay with the prop and love to meet the public. We regularly have the "how did you make it?" conversation -talking about electronics, 3-D printing, welding and also planning, culture and the aesthetics of the design. With a background in education we also have experience of attending S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) events and many of our followers on social media are actually makers themselves or involved in cosplay, film or craft related activities.
Experienced professional hire company: we are meticulous about understanding your needs, planning before the event and delivering to promise. We have invested in our own delivery vehicles so you can rely on us. We have much experience dealing with the public, Public Liability Insurance and always complete full risk assessments.
'Building the future from the past'
Podpadstudios Ltd is a model and prop manufacturing company with workshops based in Swindon,Wiltshire, UK. We specialise in making props and models for exhibitions, TV, and film.
It is a family run business with husband and wife team, Anna and Mark Enright, who share a passion for prop making.
As well as working within the prop making industry both company directors have alter egos. Catch up with Master Maker and Mrs Breaker on their YouTube Channel ....
Ethos and Inspiration
We are asked a great deal, why Steampunk and Cyberpunk?
In a world filled with items made from plastic and moulded in the 'Jetsons style', with mass produced products filling the shelves in shops it seems that the element of craftsmanship is dying.
There is no replacement for an item made by hand with all the care and attention to detail that involves.
At Podpadstudios we want to create props that explore technology and design through a different telescope.
We love the juxtaposition of modern technology with Victorian materials combined into a vision of the future, or is it the past.
With Steampunk incorporating modern technology and aesthetic from the 19th century, with its steam powered machines and Cyberpunk showing depictions of the dystopian future with design rooted in an earlier era these two genres encapsulate our work completely. With all of our props you are immersed into an interactive experience either through interacting with an animatronic robot or experiencing a film vehicle designed like no other. It is fair to say that we have a passion for everything Retro-fusturist. The beauty in this Genre is in the attention to detail which is paramount to create an authentic looking prop, many are built from reused materials. All of our props are interactive offering either a full animatronic experience or radio control, even our larger film vehicles. Many of our builds are inspired by great artists and engineers from the past, such as H.R.Giger and Isambard Kingdom Brunel and from the writing of Jules Verne.
Please feel free to give us a call or email to discuss your projects. We will consider any project be it the smallest static sculpture to larger Theatre set design work. We specialise in animatronics, moving models and props, so if you want it to move get in touch. No other company in the UK offers Steampunk and Cyberpunk styled animatronic props and models as we do. Podpadstudios has evolved over the years to become a great one stop solution to hiring unusual props for your events or exhibitions. We always have something very special each year and our collection of film vehicles is growing considerably. Podpadstudios is also available for charity events. please email to book.
Managing Directors : Mark Enright BA (Hons)
Anna Enright BA(Hons)