Who can you pitch to at the PitchFest?

There will be around 50 execs hearing pitches at the PitchFest this November.

 

This list is expanding daily, so please check in regularly. You can read about how the pitchfest will operate HERE.

 

Little Jade Productions was founded in 2010 as a vehicle for exciting science fiction, fantasy, and other genre projects. Our ambition is to create thought provoking genre films based on high concepts and sophisticated themes. We would like to expand our slate of films, and are looking for smart sci-fi scripts, with a strong female emphasis, which also pass the Bechdel test...MORE

Lyndon Baldock // Templeheart Films

Lyndon Baldock founded Templeheart Films in 2009. Since that time, Templeheart has helped the development and finance of 30 feature films and from 2010 has regularly appeared in the top 20 leading UK film production companies in the BFI Statistical Yearbook. Lyndon has provided a platform for many film makers, writers and directors to produce their first feature length movie and also helped secure international distribution for each project... MORE


Jason began his film career as an actor starring in Snatch, Balas & Bolinhos – O ultimo Capitulo, Once Upon A time In Vietnam, and Shaolin Wheel Of Life. He founded JNC production company in 2012. He is currently working as a producer, working with some of the major studios. Recent projects includes the action films Loi Bao 2017, and The Immortal 2018. Jason is also a programmer and consultant for the Coventry East Winds Film Festival. He is looking for projects that will work or can be adapted for Vietnamese audiences. In particular he loves to find a high concept action thriller with a good twist... MORE


Matt Clinch // Development Exec, Hartswood Films
A quick glance at some of Hartswood’s credits reveals the company’s remarkable versatility. Star-studded dramas include four series and a Special of Sherlock; a new adaptation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover for BBC One’s classic 20th-century literature season; plus the six-part series Jekyll, and ITV dramas The Guilty, After Thomas, Wonderful You, Border Café, The English Wife, A Woman’s Guide To Adultery and Codename: Kyril... MORE


Thembisa Cochrane - Caspian Films
Thembisa works in association with Caspian Films and Spier Films for whom she produced the international co-production The Harvesters (2018) in selection Cannes 2018. Previously, she worked as an executive for Spier Films UK on films like An Act of Defiance (2017), Young Ones (2014) starring Nicholas Hoult, Michael Shannon and Elle Fanning; The Salvation (2014) starring Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green. Thembisa is looking for entertaining stories with quality performance-driven drama at their heart and supported by genre elements strong enough to give them international commercial appeal...MORE


Emily Corcoran // Cork Films

Cork Films has recently signed a deal with Warner Bros Television Production to write and produce the TV series spin-off of her feature film The Stolen. The series has also been awarded an EU Media development grant and Emily is underway with writing it. Previously, she has written and/or been a producer on television pilots and 12 feature films, including The Survivalist, which was BAFTA nominated; Winter, also BIFA nominated; and The Stolen, which sold worldwide to the likes of Universal and Sky Cinema. Full credits at: imdb.me/emilycorcoran... MORE


Matthew Dench //Dench Arnold Agency

As an agent, Matthew has been working with writers and directors for over fifteen years, across all levels of film and television. He also recently acted as a producer on the feature film SUS, which has won awards at festivals worldwide.  Matthew is looking for scripts concentrating on TV more than film at the moment, particularly returnable series... MORE

 


Cynthia De Souza - 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. We collaborate with a diverse range of talent, and offer co-production opportunities, alongside developing projects in-house. Our development slate is self-financed and consists of original ideas, optioned properties and stories from the real world... MORE

 


Marcia Do Vales // Producer, Enmar Productions

One of the UK’s brightest horror genre imports, Brazilian-born Marcia Do Vales is gaining a reputation as a gifted producer, with Paul Hyett’s supernatural thriller Heretiks her latest credit. She studied Law, but eventually left her home country in 2002 to pursue a film career in Spain, accepting a place at the prestigious ‘Instituto Del Cine Madrid’. In 2010 she developed and wrote, with Oscar Carrion, the Anglo-Spanish horror film, Deranged, which UK production company Templeheart Films went on to produce, in partnership with Marcia’s own company EnMar Productions. This was the beginning of a fruitful partnership with Templeheart and after moving to London in 2013 she brought them a script called The Sisterhood which would eventually become Heritiks, starring Michael Ironside, Clare Higgins & Hannah Arterton. She is also currently producing The Foreseen, a supernatural chiller to be directed by Anthony Melton and Ben Franklin.

 


Ned Dowd // Producer, Apocalyto

As producer and AD on over 50 feature films, from Apocalypto to Last of the Mohicans and Wonderboys to Shanghai Noon, Ned has worked alongside some of the best-known directors of our generation, including Robert Altman and David Mamet. A former professional ice hockey player, he broke into films as Technical Adviser and, after some acting roles, progressed to 1st AD then later Head of Production at Caravan Pictures, LA. Ned is now resident in the UK and continues to executive and line produce feature films. Based in London and Dublin, he is available for work worldwide.

 


Missy Fitzalan Howard // Red Planet
Missy joined Red Planet in 2016 after working in production for Thames Television, Phil McIntyre Television and as a reader for Big Talk Productions. She develops and script-edits a range of projects for Red Planet from very new to established talent. She also runs a new-writing theatre company, Deadpan Theatre... MORE

 

 


Luke Foster // Development Executive

Luke Foster is a London-based screenwriter. Since graduating from the London Film School with an MA in Screenwriting, he has worked on a range of projects. Luke won Best Original Screenplay for his first feature Betsy & Leonard at the Madrid International Film Festival and has subsequently been closely involved with Iron Box Films in developing their slate of feature films, while writing his own features Trademark and Squat Party... MORE


Guy Gadney // To Play For

Guy Gadney recently started To Play For as an interactive narrative company which combines storytelling with artificial intelligence. Over a 20-year career, he has produced many ground-breaking interactive entertainment projects including the game for the BBC drama Sherlock, and is currently adapting John Wyndham’s The Kraken Wakes into game form, as well as developing projects with the BBC, Sony Playstation and EndemolShine.... MORE


Nikolai Galitzine // Producer, Advantage Pictures

Nikolai is a producer based in the UK. He began in special effects on films such as Candyman and Hellraiser 3, before moving into directing commercials. He has worked in all areas of the film-making process, from script development to post-production and uses this knowledge to nurture projects from inception to completion as a creative producer. He produced a short film IRIS, which went on to win 15 awards internationally and be selected in over 100 festivals.


Jackson Gregory // Development Assistant, BlackBox Multimedia

BlackBox Multimedia is an international television production company, founded in 2017 by Guy Avshalom (former COO of Lionsgate UK), Giuliano Papadia (former programming director at Fox Network Groups Europe), Roberta Cardarelli (former MD of Italian prodco Paypermoon), and Guido Maria Brera (founder of Kairos Group and author). BlackBox focuses on high end international scripted content... MORE


Anthony Joblin // Renaissance Films

Set up in 1989, Renaissance Films has been producing award-winning global feature films ever since. Anthony joined as Head of Development in 2015 and is currently responsible for identifying new concepts, original screenplays and adaptations. His main focus has been establishing relationships with new writers and directors, reinforcing the company's history of backing up-and-coming creative talent... MORE


Simon Jones // Blonde to Black Pictures

Simon started his career as a Film Journalist before joining the University of West London as a Senior Lecturer in Film where he gained his MA Film and MSc Video Production and led the scripting of educational training videos and the creation of multi-media academic content for the NHS. In recent years, Simon has worked as a writer, producer and executive producer on a number of shorts including the documentary Inside Out and the award-winning Edelweiss (2017). In 2019 he joined Blonde to Black Pictures Two to support the development of a wide range of new film and TV projects.... MORE


Dan Kemp & James Moore // Make Films

Co-founder James Moore and executive producer Dan Kemp along with their team make films, commercials, music videos, branded entertainment and social content. Make Films encompasses all stages of the process from creative to production, through to post production and distribution... MORE

 

 


Jean Kitson // Agent

Jean Kitson is an agent representing writers and directors. In 2015 she and Julie Press started Kitson Press Associates, which represents creative talent across television, film, theatre and radio. Jean is a member of the PMA and sits on the Children’s Sub-Committee as well as the Forum (the negotiating body of the PMA), the BBC, and the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain, which governs the BBC's scriptwriting agreements... MORE


Sarah Laita // Electric Shadow Company

Sarah was trained at the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, where she received Cum Laude for her Honours in Screenwriting. She was nominated for Best Director and Best Screenwriter at the graduation awards ceremony. Prior to this, she received her BA in Political Science and English from the University of Stellenbosch. Sarah has been with the Electric Shadow Company since November 2015... MORE


Katie Langridge // Knighthall Agency

Katie joined the agency in February 2010 having worked in Distribution for CinemaNX. She graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Modern History and has also worked in TV and theatre production. 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...  MORE

 


Maggie Liang // The Media Pioneers

Maggie has spent seven years producing for China Central Television and has two years' freelance producing experience. In 2013 she set up The Media Pioneers, to develop and produce a number of factual programs for UK and Chinese broadcasters. In addition, her company supplies consulting services for Chinese film and TV production companies, for developing co-production projects and recruiting British production talents... MORE


Sidney Malik, Producer // ERA Film Studios

Sidney Malik is the founder of ERA Film Studios, a British Film and VR Studio and is the Writer, Director and star of the first ever British Virtual Reality feature film, starring Steven Berkoff. As a non binary, (pronouns They/Them), Sidney is proud to produce diverse, female and LBGT directed films, including British horror Feature films, Six Hot Chicks in a Warehouse and Egomaniac, currently available on ITunes and Amazon Video. Soon graduating from the first Masters in Virtual Reality, Sidney is looking for interesting, unique, character-driven, diverse British films. ... MORE


Ben Mole // Core Films
Ben is an independent director for film and TV. He is looking for high concept, speculative fiction stories – fantasy, horror, sci fi, thriller, and action; as well as period drama. He is also specifically looking for a contained WW2 action adventure for production in 2020. He has hired LSF attendees to write professionally... MORE

 

 


Luke Mordue // Mordue Pictures

Luke Kaile // Blood & Tweed
Working under the production company Blood & Tweed, Luke and Luke put together the feature film Criminal Audition, which stars a diverse cast led by Noeleen Comiskey (Netflix’s The Beyond). It has gone on to be officially selected and screened at Frightfest 2019 and has attached a sales agent for international worldwide sales. Creating high-quality homegrown British films that will be distributed internationally is embedded in the ethos moving forward.... MORE

 


Connor O'Hara & Jamie Gamache // Lowkey Films

Lowkey Films was founded by Connor O’Hara and Jamie Gamache with the intention of bringing new life and ideas into creative projects. Since its inception, Lowkey has established itself as one of the fastest growing production companies in the UK, crafting its projects with a focus on individuality and allowing the work to achieve its creative potential. The company also prides itself on a unique and personable approach... MORE

 


Nick Sadler // Producer, Goldfinch Studios

Nick has worked as a Producer of Marketing and Distribution on feature films such as Pandorica, Redwood, Dark Beacon and Hi-Lo Joe. By co-founding the industry-disrupting film company, The Film Label, Nick has brought his expertise from the fast-paced music label model and applied it to the indie film market. Every Film Label release has been written, produced, edited and brought to the big screen in under 12 months. The films have been selected for and won awards at festivals such as Frightfest, American Horror Film Festival and New York Film Festival... MORE

 


Graham Smith // Grand Scheme Media

Graham is a former commissioning editor for comedy and entertainment at both Channel 4 and C5. He was also an executive producer for the BBC's in-house comedy production and now runs Grand Scheme Media, the Creative TV Consultancy, with Mark Robson... MORE


Alison Sterling // Ignition Films

Ignition Films is a boutique production company based in the South West of the UK, focusing on the development and production of high-quality, innovative fiction films, both short and feature length. Its debut feature Flying Blind was released in 2013 and the company is currently developing a slate of feature projects, with both new and established talent. Previous work also includes: TV drama and documentaries, artists' installations and academic research projects...  MORE


Cecily Swason // Goldfinch Studios

The Goldfinch brand provides a vertically integrated global business model with expertise across finance, production, facilities and management in film, television and video games. Our track record includes 200+ projects and investments of $300m+ into the creative industries, with many going on to win awards and critical acclaim....  MORE


Vaughan Sivell // 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 across film, TV, theatre, and digital media and the company sources and finances projects for its partner company the Gennaker Group...  MORE

 


Neil will be at LSFAccelerate mainly looking for feature films and high-end TV series in the thriller and comedy genres, but is always open to things that stretch these boundaries a little... MORE

 


Paul Thompstone // 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... MORE 


Beth Warin // Dancing Ledge Productions

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


Connor White // 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. The company has built up a fast-growing and recognisable brand at all major motion picture and television festivals and markets worldwide, including Cannes, AFM, EFM, Berlinale, The Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, LUFF, MIPCOM and MIPTV... MORE


Annabel Wigoder // Head of Development
Annabel is Head of Development at Salon and has additionally taken on a producing role within the company. Before joining Salon, she worked as development executive on feature films such as Quartet and The Invisible Woman and on series such as The Man In The High Castle for Headline Pictures. Annabel also worked as a script reader for UK production companies including Film4, BBC Writers' Room and Focus Features... MORE

 



Lupus Films // Exec TBC

Lupus Films is a London-based production company set up in 2002 by Camilla Deakin and Ruth Fielding to produce high-quality films and television programmes for children and families. The company specialises in animation, using a wide range of techniques from traditional hand-drawing to 2D digital and CGI, and also produces live-action drama and factual entertainment. Lupus Film productions have been shown in the UK on the BBC, Channel 4, Five, ITV, S4C, Disney and Cartoon Network and in over 150 territories worldwide...  MORE

 



Around 40 more execs will be added over the coming weeks. Check back in.