DIRECTOR

IAN BONHOTE

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Ian Bonhote’s career has earned him credits spanning commercials, music videos and short films, as well as co-founding the successful Production Company PULSE FILMS.

As a Director, Ian has created campaigns for Pepsi, Puma, Nike and directed promos for ALEX CLARE,
MORCHEEBA, JAMIE CULLUM, JOSH WINK and MUMFORD & SONS amongst many others. More recently, Ian has been involved in Fashion, directing Short Films for Designers such as MATTHEW WILLIAMSON and HUSSEIN CHALAYAN, as well as a short documentary for MICROSOFT featuring Lily Cole.

‘Alleycats’ will be Ian’s debut feature and he is already attached to his second thriller, LAUNDRYMEN, which will be produced by Salon Pictures and will shoot in LA next year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WRITER

MAX KINNINGS

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Max Kinnings is a novelist and screenwriter based in Oxford, England. He is the author of four novels: HITMAN, THE FIXER, BAPTSIM and SACRIFICE. He is the writer and co-writer of a number of screenplays in various stages of development and was the ghost writer on actor/comedian Rik Mayall’s autobiography. Max has recently completed co-writing characters and storyline for a major video game franchise. He lectures in Creative Writing at Brunel University in London.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WRITER

SIMON UTTLEY

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Simon Uttley is a prominent UK writer whose work includes: THE PROFESSIONALS for Lionsgate UK & Eighth Wonder Pictures, REBELLION; an action-adventure for Roth Films and EWP (Simon Crane attached to Direct), SKULL ISLAND - BLOOD OF THE KING; a King Kong sequel for Radar Pictures (Co-written with Director Neil Marshall), Napoleonic thriller TREASON’S TIDE (Oliver Parker attached to direct) and THE OWL; an action thriller for Lloyd Levin and EWP. Simon is represented by Cathy King at the Independent Talent Group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

ROBERT JONES

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Robert Jones' production credits include Academy Award winning films The Usual Suspects, Gosford Park and The Constant Gardener as well as Paul Thomas Anderson's Hard Eight, Stephen Frears' Dirty Pretty Things, Mike Leigh's Vera Drake, David Schwimmer's Run Fat Boy Run and Neil Marshall's Centurion.

Jones has almost three decades experience in the international feature film industry and has built an impressive track record, working with established filmmakers as well as identifying and developing new talent and commercial feature film material. Starting out in distribution and acquisition Jones was responsible at Palace Pictures and PolyGram for picking up such hits as When Harry Met Sally, Wild At Heart, Cinema Paradiso, Reservoir Dogs and Shallow Grave. His various other roles have included Head of the UK Film Council Premiere Fund and President of New Line/Entertainment joint UK production venture Material Entertainment.

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

WAYNE MARC GODFREY

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Wayne is a film and media professional with over twelve years of experience in acquisition, production, finance and distribution. Over the last four years, through his company The Fyzz Facility, Wayne has procured multiple millions of pounds worth of investment into film production, foreign sales advances and as well as acquiring 14 titles for UK distribution.

In addition, Wayne has optioned, financed and produced 4 feature films over the last 12 months. Currently he is in post-production for the Hollywood Blacklist featured THE SURVIVALIST from hotly tipped writer/director Stephen Fingleton, as well as developing the adaptation of Stephen Leather’s best-selling novel THE CHINAMAN adapted by Hollywood screenwriter David Marconi (Enemy of the State, Die Hard 4) due to shoot early next year.

Other notable credits include, the critically acclaimed TIFF feature CAKE starring Jennifer Aniston and Anna Kendrick and the forthcoming LONDON FIELDS based on the Martin Amis bestseller and starring Amber Heard and Billy Bob Thornton. Most recently he has part-financed Scorsese's SILENCE due to star Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield, as well as BUS 657 with Robert De Niro.

Wayne graduated from the University of Leeds, with a first class BA honors in Media with Management. He had spent several years before and during university working for Goldcrest Films International and New York based Department Of Film, writing and filming an array of music videos, commercials and documentaries. On graduating, Wayne rejoined Goldcrest Films as their European Acquisition & Development coordinator and at the end of 2006 become their Director of Acquisitions & Development until he left to set up The Fyzz Limited.

 

 

 

PRODUCER

ANDY RYDER

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Andy has extensive experience within the TV and film industry working on major Hollywood blockbusters, feature documentaries, large budget drama/docs, music videos, commercials and also boasts a huge amount of VFX experience.  He now works solely for ELEPHANT GUN FILMS with a strong focus on producing genre content for the UK and international territories.

Andy has produced two independent and three BFI backed short films all gaining entry to major festivals on and beyond Britain’s shores.

His completed short films demonstrate Andy’s ambition and ability to consistently produce work way beyond its budget. To produce the best creative work he believes in solid foundations and strong working relationships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CO-PRODUCER

EMMA LAMONT

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Emma joined The Fyzz Facility in 2013 as Head of Development and is currently building a slate of commercial genre projects and working with both established and up-and-coming talent.

Emma's career in film began in distribution in the Press and PR department of Metrodome. She ran campaigns for films such as the Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe winning AWAY FROM HER, directed by Sarah Polley, and Oscar-winning THE COUNTERFEITERS directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky. Emma was also involved in acquisitions and attended major markets, such as Cannes, to scout for new projects.

Deciding to move into production, Emma completed the Producing MA at the National Film and Television School, where she was the David Yates scholar and mentored by Paul Webster. Over two years Emma developed and produced five fiction films including REMNANTS and MY AMERSHAM which have since been broadcast on Channel 4 and screened at numerous international festivals.

Upon graduation Emma freelanced for companies such as BBC Films, Film 4, Paramount and Momentum before joining Rainmark Films as their Development Associate in 2011. During this time Emma also produced the award-winning documentary, BAD BOYS, directed by Marc Williamson. Channel 4's First Cut strand commissioned a longer version of the film, THE LAST CHANCE SCHOOL, which Emma produced with BAFTA-winning Minnow Films. The documentary received critical acclaim when it aired in Spring 2014 and has been shortlisted for a Grierson. Emma also has a feature film in development with BBC Films, with writer Alexis Zegerman.

The Fyzz have completed the first film developed through Emma's slate, a family movie starring Chevy Chase and Rob Schneider, and are now due to commence prep on this film; ALLEYCATS in which Emma will produce.