Execs, Producers, Directors and Agents at PitchFest 2018
OK take a deep breath… and check out who you can pitch YOUR projects to this year at The Great British Pitchfest!
Execs will be added in late Summer.
Who came last time?
Sixty professionals from over fifty companies heard pitches at the last Pitchfest, leading to hundreds of script requests. Execs, Producers, Directors and Agents attended from these companies in past few years.
Confirmed Execs, Agents, Producers and Directors for 2018
Currently interested in compelling character driven stories, either feature film or tv series format. Preferred genres are contemporary and historical drama. Low to mid budget level.
Looking for: Exciting stories told with that little bit of stardust.
Looking for Dramas (occasionally comedy-dramas) which say something important and meaningful about the world.
While continuing looking for projects with fresh takes on genre films (horror, thriller, sci-fi), we are also interested in topical stories with a strong voice and theatrical potential.
Looking for ambitious writers with big, purposeful stories to tell. International / cross-border storytelling a plus.
Queensbury Pictures (and MPI) are genre-focused, but "genre" covers a very wide arena, not just straight horror but the darkest thriller (STARRY EYES), blackest comedy (CATFIGHT) anything that combines genuine edge and potency.
Interested in scripts with mainstream ambition - think big! Aim high - take on the challenge of BBC1, ITV1 and Sky1! Looking for projects to co-produce with the major platforms like Amazon, Netflix and Apple.
Looking for strong dialogue and character-driven stories which can be brought to life as immersive interactive experiences across mobile and games platforms.
Looking for commercial Drama that that can compete on the international stage and appeal across the globe. Open to drama in many forms from Series, Serials and Miniseries in all genres however we are always particularly interested in Crime and Thrillers.
Interested in bold and compelling drama series for international audiences. Bonus points for crime/thriller elements, well-developed characters and returnable series.
Henry R Swindell is a highly experienced freelance Producer and Script Editor.
Looking for projects that will work or can be adapted for Vietnamese audiences. In particular I love to find a high concept action thriller with a good twist.
Looking for writers who preferably have one distributed feature film made already and are interested in high concept low budget (1m euro) films in the sci-fi, comedy or horror genres. Looking for a feature film that is a magical adventure for children.
Bonafide is looking for meaningful and idiosyncratic TV drama scripts. No genre is off the table, but a relevant, compelling and contemporary narrative is key.
Looking primarily for film comedy and drama. Or scripted TV comedy.
Currently seeking: Projects that tell a compelling story, are in an identifiable genre and would have international appeal, and ideally have budgets of up to £5m.
Looking for character driven drama, contemporary stories and writing with wit, warmth and ambition. Considering drama and comedy scripts.
Looking for new writing talent that displays a distinctive, authorial voice. Interested in drama, comedy/drama or comedy ideas for returnable TV series/serials with a clear sense of tone and format.
Ambitious features and TV series with genre elements - straightforward plots combined with literary storytelling, in the vein of LOGAN. Distinctive, authored TV drama (or comedy, if it’s right) which can stand out in the era of peak TV - UK or US setting.
Looking for scripts that make an audience laugh or cry. Ideally with a budgets of £2m and under for film. TV budget unlimited, open to everything.
Low-med budget film proposals: there is a wide range of things we would consider, from personal dramas with GREAT characters to genre ideas that don’t feel off-the-shelf and we are particularly keen to hear stories told from a female perspective.
Looking for: big, returning series, stories with heart and cultural specificity, and ideas, both original and building upon existing IP, which pack that emotional punch and have the ambition and scope to speak to an international audience.
Electric Shadow Company is open to many genres but are currently working on psychological thriller, horror, and YA scripts for film and television
Looking for Horror Film concepts from female directors, Virtual reality film concepts, Horror Feature Film and TV Series
Emerging Producer looking for bold, character led, genre bending stories. Particularly excited by debuts on smaller budget scale, that champion marginalised voices.
Looking for entertaining stories with quality performance-driven drama supported by genre elements. We specialise in European co-productions.
A rare and wonderful opportunity for people who love stories to get together and share ways of learning and ways of telling stories.
Angela Jameson, Screenwriter and Author
Cannibal Films is looking for film and TV genre content with depth and international appeal-unexpected, imaginative, and sizable stories that not only understand their audience, but aim to capture new audiences too. Mid to high budgets preferred.
Looking for anything interesting and good! No specific genres. Film and TV.
Looking for Genre projects only: Sci-fi, Horror, Fantasy
Sci-fi, political drama, art house, European thriller, Experimental mixed drama/documentary (not drama-docs), historical, westerns.
Currently seeking: Live action - Adventure, thriller, sci-fi, comedy/romcom, family. Animation: Family/fantasy.
Looking for a good “hero’s journey” that tells a human story. We are also interested in thrillers and stories with a lovely twist. Changing the audience’s expectations and getting them “off guard”.
Cannibal Films is looking for film and TV genre content with depth and international appeal-unexpected, imaginative and sizable stories that not only understand their audience, but aim to capture new audiences too. Mid to high budgets preferable.
Looking for: Fresh, compelling, contemporary thrillers and high concept comedies.
Stewart is open to hearing most ideas although less keen on straight horror. Looking for both Film and TV.
Did the elevator pitch and got asked to send a synopsis to the producers – awesome!
Ros Gihan Williams, Writer/Director
Entertaining stories, particularly interested in musicals, horrors and comedies. Film and television.
Phil is interested in drama and comedy writers for television, film and radio.
Elaine is an agent representing writers and directors in film, television, stage, radio as well as a few book writers.
I did the Elevator Pitch today and it was Joel Schumacher inside! Not only did he like it, he asked me to send him the script.
Craig Howells, Screenwriter
Looking for high concept, speculative fiction stories – Fantasy, Horror, Sci Fi, Thriller, and Period drama.
Looking for Drama/Arthouse type films, I usually like things with a little humour. Interested in low budget arthouse sci fi. NO action/horror.
Looking for a good "hero's journey" that tells a human story. We are also interested in thrillers and stories with a lovely twist. Changing the audience's expectations and getting them "off guard".
I learned so much, had my mind blown, my reality checked and my inspiration sent sky-high