“Jonny has opened doors for my work that I didn’t even know how to knock on. “

Jen Randall
Producer and Director
Psycho Vertical, released into UK Cinemas spring 2018, Home, released October 2019

I work collaboratively with filmmakers to reach UK audiences. 

Specialising in documentary and independent features, I help bring these productions to their audiences, offering bespoke film distribution and marketing consultancy services on a film-friendly and low-outlay basis.

Working closely with filmmakers on a release is crucial, and my hands-on approach ensures that projects reach the intended destination without diluting their messages. My experience spans audience strategy and engagement, devising and delivering bespoke distribution campaigns, managing marketing budgets, press and publicity, social media channels and the creation of dedicated outreach campaigns.

I can also help fundraise, crowdsource and seek sponsorship support for your work.

Please get in touch to discuss your project here.

CURRENT PROJECTS

THE RUN

A film by Anupam Sharma

Released in the UK on Friday 6th September 2019

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Follow Australian ultra-runner and politician Pat Farmer on his 4,647km Spirit Of India run, which took him from the southernmost tip of India to its northern border over two gruelling months. As Pat’s run progresses, and despite the adoring crowds lining his route, the feat is met by apathy from the Australian media.  

An affecting and often hilarious tale of triumph over adversity, Anupam Sharma’s camera sticks close to the action and focuses on the drama both on the road and within the support team.  The film follows the trials of this likable motley crew, led by the inspirational and dedicated old-school Aussie Pat, who will stop at nothing to achieve his incredible goal…

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PRISONERS OF THE MOON

A film by Johnny Gogan

Released in the UK on Friday 5th July

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In 1969, Arthur Rudolph had been the much-honoured lynchpin of the first moon landing.

21 years later, he was arrested for war crimes.

50 years after the Apollo 11 mission, Johnny Gogan and Nick Snow’s documentary tells the hidden horror story behind the NASA space programme, and of the only former Nazi to be stripped of his American citizenship and deported.

Weaving archive material and expert interviews with recreated courtroom drama using the transcripts of scientist Arthur Rudolph’s trial we learn about the Germans who led the moon shot, their wartime records, the cover-up that brought them to America, why it took forty years to investigate them, and why none of them were brought to trial….

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THE BEST OF SHEFFIELD ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL 2019

TOURING SUMMER – AUTUMN 2019

Following submissions from hundreds of filmmakers, Sheffield Adventure Film Festival is going on tour. Our 2019 programme presents 2 hours of the best of the Festival, representing the pinnacle of climbing, running and biking, as well as adventures from the snow and streets and the latest from FREE SOLO’s Alex Honnold and Jimmy Chin.

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NERVOUS TRANSLATION

A film by Shireen Seno

NOW AVAILABLE FOR UK BOOKINGS

Boasting fantastic imagery…an inventive screenplay and a wonderfully nuanced performance from its child star
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From acclaimed artist-filmmaker Shireen Seno, the 1980s –set Nervous Translation tells the story of a lonely child trying to understand the changing world and attitudes around her as her country rises from decades of dictatorship.  Featuring a captivating performance from young actorJana Agoncillo, Seno’s beautiful, daring and inventive film turns the coming-of-age genre on its head to create a unique and magical  child’s-eye view of a society in turmoil.

Winner of the NETPAC award for best Asian film at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018.

Co-presented with UK film distribution company Day For Night.

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CLEFT LIP

A film by Erik Knudsen

NOW AVAILABLE FOR UK BOOKINGS

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Set in a contemporary Britain not far removed from our own, filmmaker Erik Knudsen adapts Sophocles’ classic Oedipus Rex, weaving into it modern-day questions of the ethics of fertility treatment and trading in donor sperm and eggs.

Campbell and Jaz, a couple trying for a child of their own, spiral towards their own terrifying conclusions as they uncover the truth about their passionate relationship amidst family turmoil and a web of dark secrets…

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IT IS NOT ONE WAY

A film by David Kenny

Coming soon

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It Is Not One Way is a story of a divided UK. 

Nationalism, religion and anarchy are on the menu as a Muslim labour councillor, a member of ANTIFA and a member of the English Defence League get together for a civilised meal.

Laden with emotion and passion, the trio’s discussion puts the divisions and differences that the UK and the wider world currently face under the microscope, unpicking the fears, anger and joys that unite us all.  A riveting and eye-opening snapshot of the spectrum of views within modern UK society, IT IS NOT ONE WAY will provoke safe discussion and open debate without the need to take conflict to the streets.

www.akennyfilm.com/films/it-is-not-one-way/

WARU

A film by
Ainsley Gardiner
Casey Kaa
Renae Maihi
Awanui Simich-Pene
Briar Grace Smith
Paula Whetu Jones
Chelsea Cohen
Katie Wolfe

NOW AVAILABLE FOR UK BOOKINGS

“A fascinating glimpse into New Zealand’s contemporary Māori community, Waru brings a sense of dramatic, urgent realism to a story that plays out like a suspenseful mystery.”
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A groundbreaking production from eight female Māori filmmakers, WARU is the story of a small New Zealand town coming to terms with a bitter tragedy – the death of a small boy, Waru, at the hands of his caregiver.

Eight ten-minute segments, each shot in a single take, set at exactly the same time and with a female lead, focus on the impact of Waru’s death in different corners of the community. The films combine to tell a bold and inspirational story of grief, guilt, addiction, bravery, and redemption.

Co-presented with UK film distribution company Day For Night.

www.day-for-night.org/waru


Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

THE BEST OF ShAFF 2018

NOW AVAILABLE FOR UK BOOKINGS

After a fantastic iteration in spring 2018, the key event in the UK calendar for outdoor and adventure film fans, Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, hits the road for a UK tour.

For the first time in its 13-year history, ShAFF is taking the best of the 2018 festival on the road, with a 103-minute package of the finest films to debut in Sheffield in 2018, selected by Matt Heason, director of ShAFF.

www.shaff.co.uk

THE YUKON ASSIGNMENT

A film by Chris Lucas

NOW AVAILABLE FOR UK BOOKINGS

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A British father and son undertake a five hundred mile canoe journey through the Canadian wilderness. An honest story of real adventure and the importance of making time for each other.

The Yukon Assignment will be released in autumn 2018.

www.yukonassignment.org

DIRTBAG – THE LEGEND OF FRED BECKEY

A film by Dave O’Leske

NOW AVAILABLE FOR UK BOOKINGS

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Fred Beckey was the original American “Dirtbag” climber whose name evoked mystery, adulation and vitriol since the 1940s. Beckey’s stubborn, singular quest to conquer peaks meant a solitary life on the road, where he left a long trail of scorned climbing partners and lost lovers in his wake.

The groundbreaking life story of this rebel athlete, who inspired generations with his monumental first ascents, eloquent books and the lifestyle he fearlessly pioneered, is told for the first time in this documentary.

There is only one Fred Beckey. His legacy in the mountains will live on forever.

www.dirtbagmovie.com

GEORDIE JAZZ MAN

A film by Abi Lewis

NOW AVAILABLE FOR UK BOOKINGS

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Keith Crombie was the cranky, contrarian spirit of Newcastle jazz, presiding for years over the English city’s premier dive – the Jazz Café, a home away from home for anyone from Eric Burdon and Wynton Marsalis to generations of young Geordie misfits. This atmospheric portrait recounts his early adventures in the music business (and, just maybe, the mob) and celebrates a life dedicated to keeping the blue note beat alive. 

www.geordiejazzman.com

ALAN HINKES
THE FIRST BRITON TO CLIMB THE WORLD’S HIGHEST MOUNTAINS

A film by Terry Abraham

NOW AVAILABLE FOR UK BOOKINGS

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Terry Abraham is an acclaimed filmmaker and photographer renowned for his work documenting the great outdoors. He’s best known for producing and directing the critically-acclaimed BBC hits ‘Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike’ and ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra’. After a string of sold out premieres and previews in Autumn 2017, in 2018, Terry’s film about the legendary UK mountaineer will screen in cinemas around the UK.

From award-winning and critically acclaimed filmmaker Terry Abraham (BBC hits ‘Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike’ and ‘Life of a Mountain: Blencathra’) comes this epic documentary featuring legendary mountaineer Alan Hinkes OBE; the first and only Briton to have climbed all fourteen 8000m peaks.

Featuring stunning world-class landscapes from the Lake District, Yorkshire, Scotland, Wales and the Himalayas, this breath-taking and powerful documentary will both inspire and entertain lovers of the outdoors and those who have an interest in British mountaineering heritage.

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www.terryabrahamlakedistrictvideo.wordpress.com

PSYCHO VERTICAL

A film by Jen Randall

NOW AVAILABLE FOR UK BOOKINGS

WINNER OF THE BEST CLIMBING FILM AWARD at the 2017 BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL and VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL 2018

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Light Shed Pictures is Jen Randall and Alex Gorham.

A production company specialising in creative documentary film, adventure, -lifestyle photography and commercial campaigns. They make work about identity and landscape with an honesty, humour and curiosity that comes from the heart to create engaging, accessible films, photographsarticles and campaigns which celebrate the human spirit – whilst posing some of life’s biggest questions.

Psycho Vertical is an award winning film based on the bestselling autobiography of the complex life and motivations of writer, funny-man and Britain’s unlikeliest hero – acclaimed mountaineer Andy Kirkpatrick. A raw and emotive study of Andy, the film is woven into his 18 day solo ascent of El Capitan, Yosemite.

Psycho Vertical has been embraced by UK cinemas and is playing in over 30 UK sites between March and June 2018.  Despite the release having a very limited budget the film has been well-received by UK cinemas and is taking mountaineering into the mainstream.  It has been reviewed in the film magazines Total Film (four stars) and Sight & Sound and continues to receive bookings on a daily basis.

www.lightshedpictures,com
www.psychoverticalfilm.com