a 90mins feature length documentary for cinema release – Status Raising Finance
Executive Producer: Lee Magiday
Lee recently founded her own company, Sleeper Films, from which she will produce & consult. Lee is a producer on Yorgos Lanthimos’ upcoming film The Favourite, written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara. Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney and Lee produced the film with financing from Fox Searchlight, Film4 and Waypoint Entertainment. The Favourite stars Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Nicholas Hoult, Mark Gatiss and Joe Alwyn and will be released worldwide by Fox Searchlight – starting in November 2018 with its US release. Lee also produced Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster with Ceci Dempsey & Ed Guiney. The Lobster was awarded the Jury Prize at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in 2015 and starred Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden, Olivia Colman, Ashley Jensen, Ariane Labed, Angeliki Papoulia, John C. Reilly, Léa Seydoux, Michael Smiley and Ben Whishaw. The Lobster received a nomination for Best Original Screenplay Academy Award at the 2017 Oscars. Lee was an Associate Producer on the Irish box office hit The Guard, directed by John Michael McDonagh and starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle.
Producer: Madeleine Sanderson
Madeleine has a passion for discovering and nurturing new talent and she is known for this throughout the industry. At just 27 she started her own TV Production Co. with Director Mandie Fletcher (Black Adder, Only Fools and Horses, Absolutely Fabulous). In 1998 Madeleine joined Partizan and took on the role of representing, and further developing, the industry’s top emerging talent for film and TV, establishing her reputation for working with writers and directors with a truly innovative point of view. She worked with directors such as Michel Gondry, (Be Kind Rewind, The Science of Sleep), Michael Gracey (Fox’s Greatest Showman with Hugh Jackman), Nima Nourizadeh (Warner Brother’s Project X), Matthias Hoene (Cockneys vs. Zombies) and many more. She also produced the documentary feature films, ‘Part of the Weekend Never Dies’, ‘Turn it Loose’ and ‘Being AP’. Madeleine’s wealth of experience spans documentaries, commercials, film and television.
Producer: Richard Moore:
Richard is producer of ‘Being AP’ (Toronto Film Festival) and ‘Fighting for A City’, upcoming documentary with Screen Yorkshire. Prior to this Richard produced TV documentaries with veteran director Julien Temple and headed up production at Copa90 where he managed and delivered thirteen original documentary, factual and entertainment series across Europe, North & Latin America, After this he left to join Partizan Films in 2014. There he Line & Co-Produced BBC Films, IFB & Northern Ireland Screen theatrical feature documentary ‘Being AP’. A documentary about the greatest jump jockey of all time ‘AP McCoy’ which was distributed by HanWay films & Netflix.
Director: Jo Lewis
Jo Lewis is an award winning Producer/Director with a wealth of experience in feature film production and international documentaries for The Discovery Channel. Film production work includes films by Mike Leigh, Anthony Mingella, Ridley Scott and Andrea Arnold. She recently produced and directed #sugarwater (55mins) an observational documentary about the first ever Deaf and disabled performance at the National Theatre by Graeae Theatre Company. The featured play is ‘The Solid Life of Sugar Water’ by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and The Cursed Child). The film features contributions by Jenny Sealey (Director Paralympic Opening Ceremony London 2012) Rufus Norris (Director National Theatre) and Sir Peter Blake. Simon Gilchrist was the Executive Producer and this was the first time that outside cameras had been allowed full access to the National Theatre and NT Studio. The film premiered at the St Louis Film Festival (named one of the 25 key films) and had its UK premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival. The film will screen at the Genesis Cinema in December as part of Disability Awareness.
‘’When my contract is up, I’m out of wrestling’’ Owen Hart in the months before his death.
This is a Co-Production with Curate Films.