Mike Knowles

Director

The production arm is headed up by BAFTA nominated Producer Mike Knowles, who has 6 full-length films to his credit in the last 6 years:

The drama ‘Away’ starring Timothy Spall and Juno Temple, which is set for international release in early 2017. The film premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival, was nominated for the Michael Powell Award and was selected as one of the Best of the Fest. The film also won a ‘Hitchcock’ Award in October 2016 at the prestigious Dinard Film Festival.

The mystery / horror The Messenger starring Robert Sheehan, Lily Cole and Joely Richardson was released through Metrodome in the UK and will get a US release in 2017.

Birthday starring Stephen Mangan, written by Joe Penhall (The Road) and directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill) that aired on Sky Arts in 2015 and won the FIPA d’Or.

Best Laid Plans starring Stephen Graham and Maxine Peake which was released through Sony Pictures in 2012.

2009’s A Boy Called Dad starring Ian Hart was selected for the Rome Film Festival and sold to the BBC.

Also Michael’s project Snodgrass starring Ian Hart imagines a 50-year-old John Lennon on the dole having left the Beatles in 1963. Aired as part of Sky’s 2013 Playhouse series, the project was hailed by London’s Time Out as a ‘mini masterpiece’. Michael is developing a feature length version which will be going into production very soon.