We are delighted to announce that uwantme2killhim? will receive its world premiere next month at Edinburgh International Film Festival! Also, the film will be considered for The Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film. Congratulations to all our fantastic cast and crew for this exciting news! More details about screenings of the film can be found at the EIFF website.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
Andrew Douglas, Director. Andrew Douglas began his career as a photographer for the magazine press, publishing, music and advertising industries on both sides of the Atlantic. He was later joined by his younger brother, Stuart, to form The Douglas Brothers. In 1991, they began directing music videos and highly influential television commercials, including the memorable 1996 Adidas Olympics campaign.
From 1997, Andrew has directed on his own and has had an unbroken run of major commissions for clients such as Nike, Adidas, Volvo, Coca-Cola, Audi, Ford, Toyota, Apple and Microsoft. He is rated one of the top commercials directors in the world and has been nominated as Best Commercials Director by the Directors Guild of America
In 2003, Andrew Douglas directed Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus, the idiosyncratic, critically acclaimed feature documentary for the BBC’s Arena. Released theatrically in North America, it won the Seattle Film Festival’s Jury award for Best Documentary and the Royal Television Society’s award for Best Cinematography for Non-Fiction Films. Andrew’s next project, The Amityville Horror (2005), marked his feature directorial debut and was a US and International box office hit.
Andrew is currently involved in the development of several film and television projects to direct and co-produce including: The Perfect Assassin with the UK’s Company Pictures and Rodar y Rodar and Touched By The Hand of God, written by uwantme2killhim’s Mike Walden, with Keith Armstrong.
Mike Walden, Writer. Mike Walden graduated from Columbia School of the Arts in October 2007 with a MFA in screenwriting. Whilst there, he won The William Goldman Screenwriting Fellowship, The Hollywood Foreign Press Award, The Ezra Litwak Award for Best Screenplay and The Zaki Gordon Award for Excellence in Screenwriting..
Besides uwantme2killhim?, Mike has The Reliant in development with Channel 4 and Films of Record to be directed by James Rogan and Cuckoo in development with Aria Films with Ed McGown attached to direct.
Mike is currently writing the screenplay, Touched By The Hand of God, to be co-produced by Simon Crocker and Keith Armstrong. With Andrew Douglas set to direct, this will mark the writer and director’s second collaboration.
Jon Hopkins, Composer. Jon Hopkins is a London-based electronic composer, producer and remixer. After two solo albums for London label Just Music, he collaborated with Brian Eno on 2005’s Another Day On Earth. It was through Eno that he was introduced to Coldplay in 2007. This led to a production credit on Viva La Vida, opening slots for the band on tour, and the inclusion of his track Light Through The Veins as both intro and outro for the album.
The following year saw the release of Jon’s third solo album, and his first for Domino Records, Insides. The album reached no. 2 in the electronic charts on US iTunes and allowed Jon to tour with such acts as The xx, Royksopp and Four Tet.
Jon then worked with Eno again on the Lovely Bones soundtrack, a project which led to his first solo film score – 2010 cult hit Monsters. A haunting sci-fi road trip by first-time director Gareth Edwards, Hopkins’ electro-acoustic score was built around string performances from legendary arranger Davide Rossi.
Hopkins and Eno then joined forces with guitarist Leo Abrahams, for Eno’s Warp Records debut, Small Craft On A Milk Sea, an album of fifteen dark and dreamlike instrumentals born out of a two-week period of improvisation.
Bryan Singer, Producer. Since his debut feature film and Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner, Public Access, Bryan Singer has consistently entertained audiences by directing films that can be characterized by his bold visual style and richly drawn characters. Bryan first gained widespread attention in 1995 with the mystery/thriller The Usual Suspects, starring Chazz Palminteri, Benicio Del Toro, Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Pollack and Kevin Spacey. The film won two Academy Awards®, Spacey for Best Supporting Actor and writer Christopher McQuarrie for Best Original Screenplay. His next feature was the critically acclaimed Apt Pupil, which was adapted from a Stephen King novella and starred Academy Award® nominee Sir Ian McKellen.
Singer followed with two wildly successful films – the summer 2000 blockbuster, X- Men, and the even more successful 2003 sequel, X2: X-Men United. He helmed the adaptations with a keen awareness of the 40-year-old comic franchise’s legion of admirers. Comic fans and new audiences overwhelmingly embraced Singer’s vision, which seamlessly fused the science fiction and action/adventure genres with an all-star cast led by Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellan, and Halle Berry.
Following the massive success of the first two X-Men films, Singer was tapped by Warner Brothers to helm Superman Returns. The first blockbuster shot on the Panavision Genesis digital camera, Singer’s vision excited fans and critics alike while drawing audiences worldwide to traditional and IMAX 3-D formats. It was also the first live action film to utilise the post-conversion 3D process with great success.
His most recent film, the World War II thriller Valkyrie, starred Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Wilkinson, Eddie Izzard, and Bill Nighy. It was both well received critically and grossed nearly 200 million worldwide giving the rebooted United Artists it’s first bona fide commercial hit.
In television, Singer directed the pilot and served as an executive producer on the Emmy® and Golden Globe® award winning Fox television series House, starring Hugh Laurie, which was consistently among the top ten shows on television. He also served as Executive Producer on the ABC Emmy® and Golden Globe® award nominated television series Dirty Sexy Money, starring Donald Sutherland.
Singer has directed and produced a myriad of other projects through his Bad Hat Harry Productions banner; a motion picture, television and video game production company he formed in 1994. A few of his producing endeavours include the feature length documentary Look, Up in the Sky: The Amazing Story of Superman, the sci-fi Channel miniseries The Triangle, the genre film festival favourite, Trick ‘r Treat, and the recently released sci-fi web series H+ for Warner Brothers.
Most recently, Singer has returned to the X-Men universe as producer on X-Men: First Class, a prequel based on his original story. Gathering a 350 million dollar worldwide box office, many credited Singer’s involvement as key to the successful rejuvenation of the franchise. Gearing up for a March 2013 release, Singer is currently in post-production on the epic 3D live action film, Jack the Giant Killer, which he directed for New Line Cinema, Legendary Pictures and Warner Brothers.
Singer’s projects have grossed more than two billion dollars worldwide.
Bryan is currently in production in Montreal with “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”
Steve Golin, Producer. Steve Golin is the Founder and CEO of Anonymous Content, a development, production and management company. Over the past 20 years, he has developed a reputation for cultivating artistic freedom while maintaining commercial viability, working across feature films, television, commercials, music videos, and new media.
He is the producer of over 40 film and television projects, including Babel, directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, which was honoured with multiple Golden Globe® and Academy Award® nominations and won the Golden Globe ® for Best Picture and Best Director at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Other highlights include Being John Malkovich (1999) directed by Spike Jonze, and Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004).
Recent credits include the critically acclaimed film, Winter’s Bone, which was the recipient of four Academy Award ® nominations and winner of the Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic Film at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Currently awaiting release are the films Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World, which was written and directed by Lorene Scafaria and stars Steve Carell and Keira Knightley for Mandate Pictures, and the remake of LOFT directed by Erik Van Looy and starring Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, Isabel Lucas and Rachael Taylor.
Peter Heslop, Producer. Peter’s experience is drawn from over 25 years in film production. Starting in the production office and working through the Assistant Director grades, Peter worked on Hollywood features such as Young Sherlock Holmes and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? for Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, starring Kevin Costner and Brad Pitt’s Seven Years in Tibet.
Through his work as 2nd Assistant Director on Lucasfilm’s The Young Indiana Jones series, Peter got his first break into Production Management on Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. This was soon followed by Ridley Scott’s Gladiator, Star War Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Enigma. Other films as Production Manager include Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.It wasn’t too long before Peter was being offered Producer/Line Producer roles on lower budget indie films. First came Deserter with Tom Hardy, then Upside of Anger, again with Kevin Costner, Anton Corbijn’s highly acclaimed Control about Ian Curtis of Joy Division, 44” Chest, the Oscar winning The King’s Speech and now uwantme2killhim?.
Simon Crocker, Producer. This is Simon’s first feature film as producer. His past credits include: Associate Producer, Searching For The Wrong Eyed Jesus; Executive Producer, The Harryhausen Chronicles, directed by Richard Schickel for Columbia Tri-Star featuring the life and work of the legendary Ray Harryhausen; Executive Producer, Losing Track, a BBC TV/Julian Seddon Films drama co-production for BBC Screen One, starring Alan Bates and Geraldine James; Executive Producer, Screen Dreams: The Hollywood Pin-Up for MGM-UA Home Video, written by John Kobal and hosted by the legendary Jane Russell; Executive Producer, the award-winning theatrical short Dire Straits’ Making Movies. He is developing Touched By The Hand of God, written by uwantme2killhim’s Mike Walden, with Andrew Douglas and Keith Armstrong, and is also writing a screenplay, The Bulgarian’s Poodle, to be produced through his Picture Start Productions.
Jason Taylor, Producer. Jason Taylor is President of Production at Bryan Singer’s Bad Hat Harry Productions. A California native and graduate of the University of Southern California’s film program, Jason began his career at Danny DeVito’s production outfit Jersey Films and Television. Working in the office for films like “Erin Brokovich” and “Man on the Moon,” Jason began working in Television under John Landgraf. At Bad Hat Harry, Jason has worked on several blockbusters including being a co-producer of the 2011 film “X-Men: First Class,” “Jack the Giant Slayer,” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” In addition to uwantme2killhim?, Jason is a producer of “H+: The Digital Series” which is recently aired on Youtube. While at Bad Hat Harry, he also supervised production of the film “Valkyrie,” as well as producing the “Requiem for Krypton,” “The Valkyrie Legacy,” “Science of Superman” and “Look Up in the Sky: Amazing Story of Superman” documentaries. Jason is currently in production in Montreal with “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”