Two UK producers are benefiting from a first-time partnership between Film London and IFP, attending New York’s prestigious No Borders International Co-Production Market this week to meet global buyers, sales agents and financiers.
The Veils (Hub Media) and Cranley Gardens (Blue Shadows Films) were selected from this year’s Film London Production Finance Market (PFM) and Micro Market applications respectively. Producers Crawford Anderson-Dillon and Merlin Merton will receive entry and accommodation to attend IFP’s renowned Independent Film Week and Filmmaker Conference, along with an annual IFP membership. Both will be able to pitch their projects to US and international financiers, agents and buyers, while also having access to training and expert consultations, workshops and masterclasses with business and artistic leaders and high-level networking events.
The project comes as the results of a new transatlantic partnership between Film London and IFP and is sponsored by entertainment accountancy firm Nyman Libson Paul.
The Veils was written by Spencer Wright, directed by Jake West and produced by Crawford Anderson-Dillon. The film sees an ambitious American realtor purchase an Irish castle, only to find herself pitted against terrifying supernatural forces that culminate in madness and murder.
Cranley Gardens was written and directed by Rafael Kapelinski and produced by Merlin Merton. It sees a young estate agent challenged with selling the former flat of Dennis Nilsen – one of London’s most notorious serial killers.
The project marks Film London’s first US partnership to directly benefit UK producers and forms a logical extension of the agency’s business development strategy to help UK filmmakers make their mark on the global industry and develop effective international partnerships.
To read the official press release, click here.