Who will YOU pitch?

Execs, Producers, Directors and Agents at PitchFest 2020

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.

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Confirmed Execs, Agents, Producers and Directors for 2020

Executives

Annabel Wigoder

Annabel Wigoder – Head of Development, Salon

Annabel is Head of Development at Salon and has additionally taken on a producing role within the company.

Anthony Joblin

Anthony Joblin – Development Executive, Renaissance Films

Seeking compelling character-driven features or TV series. Preferably contemporary or historical drama. Low to mid budget.

Beth Warin

Beth Warin – Development Executive, Dancing Ledge

Founded in 2016, Dancing Ledge Productions is developing and producing TV and film projects for Dave/UKTV, Channel 4, Sky, BBC, ITV, Film 4 and the History Channel.

Cecily Swason

Cecily Swason – Development Assistant, Goldfinch

The Goldfinch brand provides a vertically integrated global business model with expertise across finance, production, facilities and management in film, TV and video games.

Connor White

Connor White – Executive, Carnaby Film

Carnaby International Sales and Distribution is a UK film company specialising in worldwide sales, with a catalogue of award-winning feature films and documentaries.

Graham Smith

Graham Smith – Founder, Grand Scheme Media

Interested in scripts with mainstream ambition - think big! Take on the challenge of BBC1, ITV1 and Sky1! Looking for projects to co-produce with the major platforms like Amazon, Netflix and Apple.

Guy Gadney

Guy Gadney – Founder, To Play For

Looking for strong dialogue and character-driven stories which can be brought to life as immersive interactive experiences across mobile and games platforms.

Jackson Gregory

Jackson Gregory – Development Assistant, BlackBox Multimedia

BlackBox Multimedia is an international television production company, founded in 2017.

Jason Ninh Cao

Jason Ninh Cao – Producer, JNC Productions

Looking for projects that will work or can be adapted for Vietnamese audiences. In particular, he would love to find a high-concept action thriller with a good twist. 

Luke Foster

Luke Foster – Development Executive, Iron Box Films

Currently seeking projects that tell a compelling story, are in an identifiable genre and which would have international appeal. Ideally with budgets of up to £5m.

Lupus Films

Lupus Films – Exec TBC, Lupus Films

A London-based production company set up in 2002 by Camilla Deakin and Ruth Fielding to produce high-quality films and TV programmes for children and families, specialising in animation.

Lyndon Baldock

Lyndon Baldock – Founder, Templeheart Films

Looking for character-driven thrillers, elevated horrors and high-concept scripts. Low to mid budget ranges.

Maggie Liang

Maggie Liang – Executive Producer, The Media Pioneers

Seeking film and TV drama scripts set in China, with Chinese elements or with the potential to be adapted into Chinese.

Matt Clinch

Matt Clinch – Development Executive, Hartswood Films

Looking for character-driven drama, contemporary stories and writing with wit, warmth and ambition. Drama or comedy.

Sarah Laita

Sarah Laita – Producers' Assistant, Electric Shadow Company

Open to many genres but currently working on psychological thriller, horror, and young adult (YA) scripts for film and television.

Sidney Malik

Sidney Malik – Producer, ERA Film Studios

Looking for horror film concepts from female directors, virtual reality film concepts and horror feature film and TV series

Thembisa Cochrane

Thembisa Cochrane – Development Executive, Spier Films

Seeking entertaining stories and quality, performance-driven drama with genre elements, particularly European co-productions.

If you don't come away from this feeling inspired and motivated then you better check whether you actually have a pulse in the first place

Matthew Curlewis, Writer

Matthew Curlewis, Writer

Producers

Alison Sterling

Alison Sterling – Producer, Ignition Films

Ignition Films is a boutique production company based in south-west England, focusing on the development and production of high-quality, innovative fiction films, both short and feature.

Connor O

Connor O'Hara – Producer, LowKey Films

Founded by Connor O’Hara and Jamie Gamache, Lowkey has established itself as one of the fastest growing production companies in the UK.

Cynthia De Souza

Cynthia De Souza – Head of TV, Sharp House

Sharp House are producers and boutique financiers of independent film and TV with a passion for commercially driven content that pushes creative boundaries.

Dan Kemp

Dan Kemp – Executive Producer, Make Films

Make Films are keen to hear about scripts that would appeal to 18-30 year old audiences, narrative-led VR shorts, and are open to anything unique and character-driven, ideally low budget.

Jade Alexander

Jade Alexander – Producer, Little Jade Productions

Looking for Genre projects only: Sci-fi, Horror, Fantasy and other genre projects.

James Moore

James Moore – Producer/Director - Make Films

Make Films are keen to hear about scripts that would appeal to 18-30 year old audiences, narrative-led VR shorts, and are open to anything unique and character-driven, ideally low budget.

Jamie Gamache

Jamie Gamache – Producer, LowKey Films

Founded by Jamie Gamache and Connor O’Hara, Lowkey has established itself as one of the fastest growing production companies in the UK.

Luke Kaile

Luke Kaile – Producer, Blood &Tweed

Luke together with Luke Mordue (of Mordue Pictures) put together the feature film Criminal Audition, which stars a diverse cast led by Noeleen Comiskey (Netflix’s The Beyond).

Luke Mordue

Luke Mordue – Producer, Mordue Pictures

Mordue Pictures has had a series of successful short films alongside a micro-budget feature film Fallen Angels, made possible with backing from Sir Ian McKellen.

Marcia Do Vales

Marcia Do Vales – Producer, Enmar Productions

One of the UK’s brightest horror genre imports, Brazilian-born Marcia is looking for strong female-driven dramas/thrillers, action/adventure, posh horrors and high-concept scripts.

Missy Fitzalan Howard

Missy Fitzalan Howard – Script Editor, Red Planet

Missy joined Red Planet in 2016 after working in production for Thames Television. She develops and script-edits a range of projects for Red Planet from very new to established talent.

Nick Sadler

Nick Sadler – Producer, Goldfinch Studios

Goldfinch is looking for commercial genre features under £3M. Interested particularly in sci-fi, action and horror stories with a fresh hook and international appeal. Not looking for British comedy.

Nikolai Galitzine

Nikolai Galitzine – Producer, Advantage Pictures

Seeking sci-fi, political drama, art house, European thriller, experimental mixed drama/documentary (not drama-docs), historical, westerns.

Paul Thompstone

Paul Thompstone – Producer, Ion Films

Founded in 2019 by Paul Thompstone (Producer) and Hector Moss (Writer), Ion Films' primary goal is to develop, produce and deliver high-concept feature films to the ever-growing market.

Simon Jones

Simon Jones – Producer, Blonde to Black Pictures Two

Simon started his career as a Film Journalist before joining the University of West London as a Senior Lecturer in Film where he gained an MA in Film and MSc Video Production.

Vaughan Sivell

Vaughan Sivell – Producer, Western Edge Pictures

WEP is a multi-award winning independent production company based in London and West Wales. Its current slate includes production and development in film, TV, theatre and digital media.

Neil Thompson

Neil Thompson – Producer, Formosa Films

Looking for fresh, compelling, contemporary thrillers and high-concept comedies.

Ned Dowd

Ned Dowd – Producer

Apocalypto, King Arthur, Shanghai Noon and Last Of The Mohicans are a handful of films on Ned's resume - it reads more like our movie collection!

If I hadn't come to the festival I wouldn't have improved as a writer, got an agent, and now I have a meeting at Hollyoaks about writing the show!

Hayley November, Screenwriter

Hayley November, Screenwriter

Agents

Katie Langridge

Katie Langridge – Agent, Knight Hall Agency

Katie is the principal point of contact for Play Leasings and Foreign Rights. She has a growing list of clients and is always looking out for bright new talent.

Jean Kitson

Jean Kitson – Agent, Kitson Press Associates

Jean Kitson is an agent representing film, TV, theatre and radio writers and particular interest in both mainstream drama and children's media.

Matthew Dench

Matthew Dench – Agent, The Dench Arnold Agency

Matthew has been an agent working with writers and directors for over 15 years, across all levels of film and television.

Both the quantity and quality of expertise available at LSF combined with the extensive networking opportunities makes attendance a must for any serious screenwriter

Gordon Slack, Screenwriter

Gordon Slack, Screenwriter

Directors

Ben Mole

Ben Mole – Director/Producer, Core Films

Looking for high-concept, speculative fiction stories – fantasy, horror, sci-fi, thriller, and period drama. He is also specifically seeking a contained WW2 action adventure for production in 2020.

The Elevator Pitch was brilliant – very kind of him to listen to me blither on about my film.

Jim Eaves, Screenwriter

Jim Eaves, Screenwriter