Who will YOU pitch?

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.

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Confirmed Execs, Agents, Producers and Directors for 2018

Executives

Charlotte Essex

Charlotte Essex – Development Executive

Looking for: Exciting stories told with that little bit of stardust. 

Georgina Sherrington

Georgina Sherrington – Director of Scripted Development - Shire Oak Films

Shire Oak are looking for ambitious writers with big, purposeful stories to tell. International / cross-border storytelling a plus.

Graham Smith

Graham Smith – Founder - Grand Scheme Media

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.

Harry Arkwright

Harry Arkwright – Executive - DRG TV

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.

Julianne Ford

Julianne Ford – Executive - Tailored Films

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. 

Louise Gagen

Louise Gagen – Executive - Feel Films

Looking primarily for film comedy and drama. Or scripted TV comedy.

Luke Foster

Luke Foster – Development Executive - Iron Box Films

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.

Matt Clinch

Matt Clinch – Development Executive - Hartswood Films

Looking for character driven drama, contemporary stories and writing with wit, warmth and ambition. Considering drama and comedy scripts.

Michael Nakan

Michael Nakan – CEO - Clipper Media Capital

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.

Paul Sukhija

Paul Sukhija – Development - Aimimage Productions

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.

Sarah Laita

Sarah Laita – Producers' Assistant - Electric Shadow Company

Electric Shadow Company is open to many genres but are currently working on psychological thriller, horror, and YA scripts for film and television

Sidney Malik

Sidney Malik – Producer

Looking for Horror Film concepts from female directors, Virtual reality film concepts, Horror Feature Film and TV Series

Thembisa Cochrane

Thembisa Cochrane – Development Exec - Spier Films

Looking for entertaining stories with quality performance-driven drama supported by genre elements. We specialise in European co-productions.

At the end of every LSF for the last 4 years I’ve thought, ‘How are they going to make next year better?’ And every year they manage it!

Tom Kerevan, Screenwriter

Tom Kerevan, Screenwriter

Producers

Alex Lightman

Alex Lightman – Producer/Director - Cannibal Films

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.

Anna Mohr-Pietsch

Anna Mohr-Pietsch – Producer - Met Film

Looking for anything interesting and good! No specific genres. Film and TV.

Jade Alexander

Jade Alexander – Producer - Little Jade Productions

Looking for Genre projects only: Sci-fi, Horror, Fantasy

Nikolai Galitzine

Nikolai Galitzine – Producer - Advantage Pictures

Sci-fi, political drama, art house, European thriller, Experimental mixed drama/documentary (not drama-docs), historical, westerns.

Shirani Le Mercier

Shirani Le Mercier – Producer - Spring Time Films

Currently seeking: Live action - Adventure, thriller, sci-fi, comedy/romcom, family. Animation: Family/fantasy.

Stephanie Bamberg

Stephanie Bamberg – Producer - Kult Fiktion Ltd

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”.

Tom Kerevan

Tom Kerevan – Producer - Cannibal Films

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.

Stewart Le Marechal

Stewart Le Marechal – Producer - MetFilm

Stewart is open to hearing most ideas although less keen on straight horror. Looking for both Film and TV.

It was a pleasure to engage with such a diverse group of passionate writers...

Kate Harwood, Controller Series/Serials, BBC Drama

Kate Harwood, Controller Series/Serials, BBC Drama

Agents

Fiona Grant

Fiona Grant – Agent - Dench Arnold Agency

Entertaining stories, particularly interested in musicals, horrors and comedies. Film and television.

Phil Adie

Phil Adie – Agent - Nick Turner Management

Phil is interested in drama and comedy writers for television, film and radio.

The LSF team and volunteers go to a huge effort to make the festival a completely mind-blowing experience

Charlotte Essex, screenwriter

Charlotte Essex, screenwriter

Directors

Ben Mole

Ben Mole – Director/Producer - Core Films

Looking to build up the slate and meet interesting new writers

D R Hood

D R Hood – Director - Likely Story

Looking for Drama/Arthouse type films, I usually like things with a little humour. Interested in low budget arthouse sci fi. NO action/horror.

Ivor Benjamin

Ivor Benjamin – Director - Kult Fiktion

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".

The festival awoke a passion and creativity in me that had begun to fade in the struggle of this industry. I am forever changed as a writer, and as a person.

Jennifer Egbon, Writer

Jennifer Egbon, Writer