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Our films have played at international film festivals all over the world including:
BFI London FF, Leeds International FF, Slamdance, Rhodes Island International FF, St Louis International FF, Fastnet Ireland, Edmonton, Film Quest, London Short FF, British Shorts Berlin FF, Monster Fest (AUS), Screamfest LA, Grimm Fest, East End Film Festival, Glasgow Film Festival.
Director/FOUNDER – JO LEWIS
Agent: Andrew Mills at Jab Management.
Jo is an award-winning director/Producer whose films have played at International BAFTA/BIFA qualifying Film Festivals all over the world. She is producing the animation stop-motion short film Flower and the Girl – which she wrote, and which is currently filming. Jo has just completed directing the feature documentary #Sugarwater, following the first ever performance of a Deaf and disabled theatre company at the National Theatre which premiered at the St Louis International Film Festival. Jo is directing forthcoming feature VR project Hopeland with Ben Okri and OWEN, a documentary on the life and legacy of the great wrestling legend. Jo has worked in TV production (Factual, docs, development and drama) for companies including: Talkback, Endemol, IWC, Spun Gold, ITV, The BBC, Zenith and Wildfire. Her TV credits include the 11 0′clock Show, Ali G innit, Da best of Ali G and International Feature Length documentary co – productions for The Discovery Channel. Her film production work includes films by Mike Leigh, Anthony Minghella, Ridley Scott and Andrea Arnold’s OSCAR winning short film WASP. Jo has an MA in Text and Performance Studies from RADA and Kings College London. She is a member of London based Cinesisters and NY Film Fatales.
PRODUCER/Creative Director – BEN CALLIS
Ben is an award winning Creative Director and Producer whose films have screened Internationally to rave reviews. This includes the short film Viking, which premiered at Slamdance and took best global short at the Arizona International Film Festival. Ben produced the short film Whisper with Jo Lewis staring Imogen Doel, which premiered in Paris at PAMA (Winner Best Actress), and screened at London Short FF, Rhodes Island, Monster Fest, Soho International NY (nominated Best World Short), Hollywood Reel Independent FF (winner Best Short Film), FilmQuest and ScreamFest LA. Ben is co- Producing across a slate of projects with Jo Lewis including Bloody Burrito. During his career he has received numerous international awards including Cannes Lions, One Show, Clio, British Television Advertising Awards and D&AD. He also is part of several leading edge Digital Business Groups which aim to define the impact technology is having on audience behaviour and how that is effecting everyday consumption of information and content.
Director/WRITER – SAM CALLIS
Sam Callis is an actor who trained at LAMDA and who has played in the West End along side Derek Jacobi at the Old Vic (The Tempest) Lindsay Duncan at the Noel Coward Theatre (HayFever) and at Chichester Festival Theatre (For Services Rendered). His TV credits include Game of Thrones, Dr Who and regular parts in The Bill and The Royal. Sam directed Inside Run, which premiered at the BFI London Film Festival and was nominated as ‘Best Film from the Vault’ at the ‘Shorties’ NY. Sam wrote and directed the short film Viking, with his brother Ben, which premiered at SLAMDANCE, winning ‘Best Global Short’ at the Arizona Film Festival and ‘Best Screenplay’ at the Bucharest Shortcut Cinefest and the Shortpole London Film Festival. Sam is writing and directing across a slate of Breakneck projects.
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Breakneck Films is a Breakneck Productions Ltd Company