Ken Marshall set up UK based production company Steel Mill Pictures with writer director Paul Andrew Williams in 2005. Since the birth of Steel Mill Pictures, Marshall has produced five feature films including the critically acclaimed London to Brighton (2006), The Cottage (2008) and Cherry Tree Lane (2010). Song for Marion (2013) had its world premiere as the official Closing Night Film at the Toronto International Film Festival 2012 and had a wide theatrical release in multiple territories around the world in Spring‐Summer 2013, including a US release with The Weinstein Company. UK box-office hit Filth (2013) is a screenplay adaptation of the Irvine Welsh novel (Trainspotting) and was written and directed by Jon S. Baird. It stars award‐winning actor James McAvoy (X Men, The Last King of Scotland) and a whole host of British acting talent including Oscar‐winner Jim Broadbent, Eddie Marsan, Imogen Poots and Jamie Bell. Lionsgate released Filth in UK cinemas, with Magnolia released in North America. The film has been successfully sold around the world by Sierra Affinity.
More recently Ken was Executive Producer the powerhouse documentary All This Mayhem (2014) and was a producer-mentor for the Sundance award-winning Microwave feature film Lilting (2014). Ken is currently in post production on the BBC feature film "The Eichmann Show” (2015), directed by Paul Andrew Williams, starring Martin Freeman (‘The Hobbit’) and Anthony LaPaglia (‘Without a Trace’). It's the true story of the producer-director team behind the TV show that taped the Adolf Eichmann “Trial of the Century" in Jerusalem in 1961.
He currently has projects in development with Scott Free, BFI and Creative England with Paul Andrew Williams and other emerging talent.
In 2014 Ken delivered a series of Masterclasses in Indonesia for Film London Microschool.
Andy runs SUMS Film & Media, a production company focusing on narrative driven films for digital platforms, traditional features for theatrical release, and the integration of the two. The latest SUMS production, JET TRASH, stars Robert Sheehan and Sofia Boutella, was shot in Goa, India in early 2014 and is currently in post. Previous SUMS production LILTING starred Ben Whishaw and Cheng Pei Pei, opened World Dramatic Competition at Sundance 2014 and won Best Cinematography. It was released in the UK this summer by Artificial Eye to strong reviews and has been sold to multiple territories by Protagonist Sales. LILTING was a Co-Production with Film London through their Microwave scheme.
Prior to SUMS Andy worked at Ruby Films as Assistant to Alison Owen and then Development Executive across films such as THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL, TAMARA DREWE, THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS, JANE EYRE, SAVING MR BANKS, CHATROOM, BRICK LANE and the multi-Emmy winning TEMPLE GRANDIN.
WRITER / DEVELOPER MENTORS
Paul Fraser is a screenwriter and director and long time collaborator with renowned director Shane Meadows. Paul and Shane have worked on a trilogy of films about life in their East Midlands hometown: Twenty Four Seven (1998) A Room for Romeo Brass (1999) and Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2001). Other screenwriting credits include Heartlands (Damien O’Donnell, 2002), Somers Town (Shane Meadows, 2008), My Father the Liar, and Tube Tales (Bob Hoskins, 2000) Dead Man’s Shoes (Shane Meadows, 2003) and Sheeep – a children’s cartoon series (1999, 2000).
As a Director Paul has made several shorts including the award-winning Scummyman (2006), Barney Has The Blues (2005) and Streetlife (2004). Paul directed his first feature film, My Brothers, in 2011. He has also directed music videos for artists including the Arctic Monkeys, Tired Pony and PlanB. He makes commercials in the UK with Tomboy Films and Jumper Productions in Ireland. He also edits and advises on scripts, individually and in workshops, in the UK and around the world.
Paul is currently developing scripts with Warp films and Tomboy films. Paul Fraser was Script Mentor for Film London’s Microschool International programme in Batumi Georgia in 2013.
MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION MENTOR
Tom Grievson has 12 years experience in marketing and distributing films through their lifecycle, from theatrical through to the physical and digital releases. His early experience was in the independent film sector, as Head of Theatrical Marketing for Metrodome Distribution where he managed marketing campaigns that included; SPELLBOUND CHOPPER, DONNIE DARKO and THE CORPORATION. Following Metrodome, Tom worked within the studio system (for Warner Brothers UK) and launched blockbusters, including; THE HANGOVER, SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, HORRIBLE BOSSES & INCEPTION. Most recently Tom has worked for a major independent Entertainment One UK on campaigns that have included ANGELS' SHARE, KILLER JOE, THE SWEENEY, LOOPER, BREAKING DAWN PART 2 & THE IMPOSSIBLE
In 2014 Tom delivered a series of Masterclasses for film-makers in Indonesia as part of the Microschool International Indonesia Project
KEVIN DOLAN: FILM LONDON TALENT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Kevin has been involved in film training since 1998 first at the Oxford Film and Video Workshop then joining the New Producers Alliance as events and Training Manager in 2000. Whilst at the NPA Kevin programmed over 200 training seminars, screenings and courses designed to support emerging film industry producers and film-makers. He successfully forged training partnerships with amongst others, the UKFC, the DGGB and PACT and BAFTA before leaving to join Film London in 2005.
Kevin’s role at Film London is Talent Development Manager, responsible for identifying, developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating training programmes, and developing partnerships and funding to deliver talent development and training to the industry in London. Starting in 2005 Kevin has established Bursary Programmes, Festivals funds (supporting film-makers to attend festivals abroad), and company internships to grow the industry in London.
He has established a number of ground-breaking training programmes including support for the innovative Microwave feature film production scheme (Microschool and related mentoring) and Market Place Live – (a unique programme of live events and seminars designed to educate film-makers on the Film Value Chain and support the Sales Sector).
He currently manages Film London’s Micro Market (established in 2013, Film London’s unique Micro Financing Market for films budgeted under 1m Euros). Kevin is also responsible for Build Your Audience BYA (training and support for film teams with live feature projects, looking to connect audiences with their films).
Since 2011 Kevin has been responsible for the development and managing of Film London’s Microschool International training projects working with the British Council to present programmes in Croatia, Georgia and Indonesia. In 2014, Kevin managed a series of Masterclasses in Jakarta and Jogjakarta in partnership with British Council Indonesia.