CE50 2017: Film & TV Future Leaders

Shining a light on our Film & TV CE50 Future Leaders 2017

The Future Leaders have been selected from the CE50 as those who have produced particularly innovative, creative content or products and are helping to inspire other creatives within and outside of their sector.

Camille Gatin@camille_gatin

With her first feature film as a lead producer, THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS directed by Colm McCarthy, Camille achieved a unique feat in the industry: to deliver a critically acclaimed, intelligent and moving genre British film of outstanding productions values. Based on a bestselling novel by legendary author Mike Carey, it featured Academy Award nominee Glenn Close, BAFTA Rising Star and Olivier Award nominee Gemma Arteton and BAFTA / BIFA Winner Paddy Considine. Supported by Creative England, represented for international sales by Altitude, the film was launched at the Locarno Film Festival in 2016 and was later distributed by Warner Bros UK. Camille’s exemplary achievements have not failed to be recognised by her Industry peers: first she won Breakthrough Producer at the 2016 British Film Independent Awards and she was also nominated for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director and Producer at the recent EE British Academy Film Awards. More importantly for all discerning film fans, the film was lauded by Mark Kermode as “exactly the kind of genre picture the UK should be making”.

104 Films - @104Films

A Sheffield based production company and training provider, 104 Films occupies a unique place in the British Film Industry. The business was born out of founders Alex Usborne and Justin Edgar’s interest in representing experiences of disability on screen. They first worked together on a film that “tanked spectacularly”, according to Usborne, but were soon reunited when Edgar, who is diagnosed as hard of hearing, told Usborne about a short film he’d been working on called Special People. The film played around 100 festivals and won numerous prizes and, subsequently, the pair worked together to make a feature length version of it. 2016 saw 104 Films hit the jackpot with the innovative and poignant documentary  NOTES ON BLINDNESS, supported by Creative England. Based on audio recordings of theologian John Hull recounting his experience of losing his sight, the film premiered at Sundance last year and went on to win Best Documentary at the 2016 British Independent Film Awards as well as receive 3 nominations at the EE BAFTA Awards.

Will Oldroyd - @waoldroyd

Before embarking on his feature debut, Will was already an established and respected theatre and opera director. As Director in Residence at the Young Vic Theatre, London he staged contemporary adaptations of European classics such as Ghosts by Ibsen. Subsequently he was invited to direct adaptations of Sartre in Tokyo, Beckett in Munich and Shakespeare in UK for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Complete Works Festival. Opera productions include works by Pergolesi in Portugal and Donizetti at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London.

With his formidable team of collaborators – Alice Birch, writer and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, producer, Will developed his first film project LADY MACBETH from the mid-nineteenth century novella by Nikolai Leskov. Supported by Creative England through our iFeatures initiative, the film premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and subsequently chosen as a top ten pick of the festival in both Variety and Rolling Stone magazine. BAFTA, Variety, The Observer and Evening Standard have all identified Will as a director to watch in the future, and deservedly so. This brilliant and distinctive debut will be released in the UK and the US later this year, watch out for it.

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