Film Funds can be an invaluable resource for the indie filmmaker, taking the strain off the fundraising part of pre-production. Join us and film financing insiders and find out what film funds are available in the UK, what the conditions are for their use and how to best access them as a filmmaker.
Chris has worked as a senior film executive for the past 10 years, spearheading development, production and business investment activity for a variety of regional and national screen organisations in the UK. As well as executive producing many successful feature films, TV dramas and shorts, he is the architect of the innovative low-budget production initiatives iFeatures and Digital Departures. Previously, Chris spent 15 years as an independent producer, initially with Aardman Animations, for whom he produced the Oscar-winning The Wrong Trousers, and latterly with his own companies Hellzapoppin Pictures and Harvest Films. A three-time BAFTA nominee, his productions have also garnered the Annecy Grand Prix, D&AD pencil, Cannes Lion, and a Clio.
Hugo is the Investment Manager for the Yorkshire Content Fund and is responsible for all creative and business affairs relating to its investments. Recent Film and TV production credits include: ’71, Catch Me Daddy, X+Y, Testament of Youth, Peaky Blinders, Hank Zipzer, Death Comes To Pemberley, The Great Train Robbery and the forthcoming Get Santa, Bill and Girls Night Out. Previously Hugo Executive Produced The Damned United, The Red Riding Trilogy, Unforgiven, Wuthering Heights, Lost in Austen, Brideshead Revisited and the BAFTA award winning This Is England and This Is England ‘86.