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
Looking for: Exciting stories told with that little bit of stardust.
Shire Oak are looking for ambitious writers with big, purposeful stories to tell. International / cross-border storytelling a plus.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
The LSF team and volunteers go to a huge effort to make the festival a completely mind-blowing experience
Charlotte Essex, screenwriter
Looking to build up the slate and meet interesting new writers
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".
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.