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Shaun’s first feature Broken, starring Morjana Alaoui, Mel Raido and Craig Conway, premiered at London’s Frightfest in August to rave reviews resulting in Shaun being nominated for Screen International’s Rising Star award. He has several other films in development currently including The 4th Reich based on his award winning short, The Soldier which won Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects and Best Editing at The London Short Film Festival in 2007. Set 13 days after the D-day landings, the film explores the consequences of the Third Reich’s disease testing experiments. read more
Nick Brown found initial success with his six Agent of Rome novels set in the 3rd century AD and follow the adventures of ex-military imperial agent Cassius Corbulo tasked with undercover espionage work throughout the empire on behalf of the Emperor and the Government in Rome. In essence a Roman James Bond. These are now being adapted for television and his high-action thriller First Duty has been optioned by Dynamic Pictures. read more
Adriel Leff has written and directed 3 self-funded features – Bloody Lips which won Best Feature Ensemble at the 2013 LA Comedy Festival, Best Feature Film at the Interurban Film Festival in Texas and a further ten award nominations in 15 international festival appearances; The Ballad of Johnny Windows won Best Mockumentary Feature at the 2014 LA Comedy Festival and, along with Bloody Lip and his third film Breaking Britain, have now secured US distribution. His competition-winning screenplay Inner Bull is currently in development. read more
At the forefront of London’s new breed of emerging film composers in the last few months Natalie has been scoring two major BBC television series, My Mother and Other Strangers directed by Adrian Shergold and Redwater, directed by Borgen director Jesper Nielsen. Later this year she will be scoring the hard hitting drama series Three Girls directed by Swallows and Amazons’ Phillippa Lowthorpe. After winning the Ivor last year for The Honourable Woman with co-composer Martin Phipps, Natalie Holt’s 2016 slate kicked off with the 3 final episodes Wallander.
Danish director Jesper Nielsen now posting BBC’s Redwater in London. The multi-award winning writer/director is best known outside Scandinavia for his work on Borgen. His latest feature, The Day Will Come, screens at the BFI’s London Film Festival in October. Netflix has acquired the film and tv rights and both versions will be available soon on the channel. He has directed, written or edited 27 features and more than 60 episodes of tv drama. He is also one of the directors on the new Danish crime series Dicte screening on More 4 HD after an earlier run on on Netflix.
SPOTLIGHT ON IAN ARBER
With 22 films in the bag, Ian’s big break came in 2015 assisting composer Joe Kraemer on the score for Mission : Impossible – Rogue Nation. More recently he scored the coming-of-age feature film Scott and Sid (2016), directed by Scott Elliot, and is due to score another British film a fantasy feature, Indifferent.
He has written the music for the 2016 Paralympics promo film as well as the long awaited feature doc on Usain Bolt entitled ‘I Am Bolt’.