Am I Being Unreasonable: Exploring Shooting Locations of the Series

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Co-created by Daisy May Cooper and Selin Hizli, Hulu’s ‘Am I Being Unreasonable’ is a British comedy thriller series that follows Nic, a mother stuck in an unhappy marriage while harboring a huge secret that she can’t afford to share with anyone. Not only does the family cat disappear, but she is also bothered by the small talk she has with her cleaner, Vic, and the fact that she doesn’t have any real friends in the village. The only thing that keeps Nic going is her son, Ollie. When Jen arrives on the scene with her kindred spirit, her life improves.

However, just like Nic, even Jen carries a dark secret, which only bubbles up with time. Starring Daisy May Cooper, Selin Hizli, Dustin Demri-Burns, Lenny Rush, and David Fynn, most of the comedy show unfolds in a small town with Nic and Jen meeting each other for the first time at a festival and spending more time together in various settings. Besides, the relatively darker visuals complement the thrilling aspects of the series at the same time.

Am I Being Unreasonable: Where Was it Filmed?

‘Am I Being Unreasonable’ is filmed entirely in England, specifically in Bristol, Somerset, and Gloucestershire. As per reports, the principal photography for the inaugural iteration of the thriller series commenced in December 2021 and wrapped up in February 2022. Now, without further ado, let’s look at all the specific locations that feature in the Hulu series!

Bristol, England

The city, ceremonial county, and unitary authority of Bristol serves as the primary production location for ‘Am I Being Unreasonable.’ Most interior scenes are reportedly lensed in purpose-built sets of The Bottle Yard Studios on Whitchurch Lane. Being the largest film studio in the West of England, The Bottle Yard Studios is home to 11 stages, of which eight are located at the main site and three at TBY2, a premium facility.

Moreover, during the early stages of production of season 1, that is, in December 2021, locals and passersby spotted the cast and crew members of the show in and around Rag Trade Boutique at 39a Cotham Hill in Bristol’s Redland. One of the executive producers, Shane Allen, shared how Bristol works as the ideal shooting site for the show. He said, ” Bristol proved a terrific choice for many practical reasons and in giving the show its identity. ”

Allen added, “Aside from the well-run Bottle Yard base, there is a wealthy array of city and rural location options within a relatively short radius. There’s something of the soul of the West Country in the show which was creatively important to co-creator and co-writer Daisy May Cooper. Bristol is a very film-friendly place, from cityscapes to bucolic beauty nearby, its versatility is impressive. Bristol is fast becoming the destination for shows and films with its advanced production infrastructure, experienced crews, and superb locations.”

Other Locations in England

The ‘Am I Being Unreasonable’ production team even travels to other locations across England for shooting purposes. For instance, they utilize the locales of the ceremonial county of Somerset. In particular, they used St. Matthew’s Church at 1 St Matthews Ter in Wookey for season 1, where they recorded exterior scenes using the church, the church hall, and the shop. Furthermore, a few key scenes are also taped in the county of Gloucestershire.

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