Caspian Films was founded in 2018 by producers Thembisa Cochrane and Georgie Paget. We share a passion for cinema and storytelling and have partnered to bring engaging, entertaining films with unique voices and fresh perspectives to 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.
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.
Project in Ontario Creates IFF
28 Aug 2019
Caspian Films will present our three-hander drama in development from director Max Pugh at the Ontario Creates 14th International Financing Forum alongside the Toronto International Film Festival 2019.
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.
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.
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.
I THOUGHT I KNEW YOU
Writer Tina Biswas | Director Max Pugh
George, an art dealer living in London with his artist partner Hans, takes in the father who made his childhood hell. With love, humour and the unexpected help of contemporary art, these three men find a way forward.
THE COLOUR ROOM
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.