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    Caspian Films is a production company founded in 2018 by producers Thembisa Cochrane and Georgie Paget to make engaging, entertaining films with unique voices and fresh perspectives for international audiences.

     

    The company has just completed Us Among the Stones, the second feature from British writer-director D.R. Hood and has a variety of other films in development with acclaimed international writers and directors.

  • News

    Project in Ontario Creates IFF

    12 Sep 2020

    We are presenting our coming-of-age drama in development with Saudi Arabian director Ahd Kamel at the digital edition of the Ontario Creates 15th International Financing Forum alongside the Toronto International Film Festival 2020.

    #MOREFilms4Freedom Commission

    19 Dec 2019

    We are excited to announce The Men Who Speak Gayle has been selected for the #MOREFilms4Freedom project commissioned by the British Council, BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival, and BFI NETWORK. The film is part of an exciting initiative sharing LGBTQ+ experiences from Syria, Palestine and South Africa.

    London Film Festival Selection

    25 Aug 2019

    We are delighted that D.R. Hood has been invited back to the BFI London Film Festival where her debut film Wreckers starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy and Shaun Evans showed in 2011. The world premiere of her new film Us Among the Stones will be on 13 October 2019.

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  • The Producers

    Thembisa Cochrane

    Thembisa works in association with Caspian Films and Spier Films for whom she produced the international co-production The Harvesters (2018) in selection Cannes 2018. Previously, she worked as an executive for Spier Films UK on films like An Act of Defiance (2017), Young Ones (2014) starring Nicholas Hoult, Michael Shannon and Elle Fanning; The Salvation (2014) starring Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green; The Price of Sugar (2013) and Of Good Report (2013), winner of 7 South African Film & TV Awards. Prior to this she was the founding producer at DHP Studios, London.

    Georgie Paget

    Georgina worked for award-winning director Joanna Hogg on Archipelago (2010) and Exhibition (2013). She produced the internationally award-winning documentary Queens Of Syria (2014) and a theatre project in Jordan with a group of 50 Syrian refugees which went on to tour the UK in co-production with The Young Vic Theatre. Previously she produced a number of short films with Dan Stevens and Romola Garai among others. Recent projects include Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back) (2018) starring Tom Wilkinson and Aneurin Barnard.

  • Our Films

    THE MEN WHO SPEAK GAYLE

    COMPLETED

    Director Andrew Brukman

     

    Part of the #MoreFilmsForFreedom campaign commissioned by the British Council, BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival, and BFI NETWORK.

    US AMONG THE STONES

    COMPLETED

    Writer & Director D.R. Hood

     

    A family clan gathers beside an ageing matriarch’s deathbed at her home on Dartmoor, but the conviviality soon gives way to the unearthing of long-buried secrets and resentments.

    THE COLOUR ROOM

    DEVELOPMENT

    Writer Claire Peate

     

    In the industrial midlands of the 1920s, a vivacious young paintress named Clarice Cliff sacrifices everything to escape poverty and become a trailblazer of Art Deco.

    MY DRIVER & I

    DEVELOPMENT

    Writer & Director Ahd Kamel

     

    In 80s and 90s Jeddah, a privileged Saudi girl and her Nubian driver form an unlikely friendship which is tested when she starts to take the wheel.