Gavin Boyter – co-writer/co-director
Gavin graduated from the Northern Media School in 1998 and since then has directed numerous short films including BEYOND (Edinburgh Film Festival 2007), Primal Scream “Deep Hit of Morning Sun” and The Veils “Lavinia”. Full-length screenplays Gavin has written include the Scottish Highlands-set horror film THE BOTHY and time travel love story THE BEACHCOMBER (shortlisted for the Moonstone Writers Workshop). He recently wrote and directed the romantic drama feature SPARKS AND EMBERS starring Kris Marshall and Annelise Hesme, which is due for a UK theatrical release in winter 2015. A keen runner, he is currently in pre-production on “The Long Run” a documentary following his attempt to run from John O’Groats to Land’s End in September 2015.
Guy Ducker – co-writer/co-director
Guy Ducker has written and directed numerous shorts and has edited seven commercially released feature films. Following film school in Bristol, Guy started his career in feature film cutting rooms. Here he worked as assistant and then editor on twenty features, from commercial hits like CALENDAR GIRLS and HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, to BAFTA winners like THE WARRIOR. Amongst the features he edited was Gavin’s directoral debut, SPARKS AND EMBERS.
BRAINCHILD, one of Guy’s five feature screenplays earned him a place on the TAPS Full-Length Script course. He was also selected for the London Film Festival’s talent campus, Think-Shoot-Distribute. His short films have played festivals around the world, have been shown by international broadcasters including BBC, HBO and PBS; they have exceeded a quarter of a million hits online.
He runs the screenwriting development group ‘The Scriptorium’, whose members include award-winning writer/director Destiny Ekaragha. Guy has directed numerous films for corporate clients including Fujitsu, and occasionally writes and directs graduation films for Mountview Drama Academy. He has taught editing at Oxford University and screenwriting at Central St Martins. His blog TALES FROM THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR has over 85,000 readers.
About Patchwork Productions
Patchwork Productions was founded in 2004 by independent producer Christine Hartland, who has over fifteen years experience in corporate film and event production. Features include the political thriller WMD directed by David Holroyd, which had its simultaneous UK theatrical and iTunes release in Autumn 2009, and was one of the first British films to follow a reverse distribution strategy; LIFE JUST IS directed by Alex Barrett (Nominated at Edinburgh Film Festival in 2012); and VERITY’S SUMMER directed by Palme d’Or nominee Ben Crowe (Best Actress at the London Independent Film Festival in 2012). Patchwork Productions is in development with BFI Net.Work for THE TENTMASTER’S DAUGHTER and with Creative Europe for NITRATE.
Patchwork Productions in association with Bright Cold Day & Bandoola Productions released the debut thriller CONTAINMENT written by David Lemon and directed by Neil Mcenery-West in Autumn 2015 (trailer http://www.containment-film.com ). The film is represented by Vision Films and is available in the US/UK on digital and in the US on DVD.
As part of Guiding Lights mentoring scheme in 2009, she was mentored by Producer Damian Jones (Oscar Winning THE IRON LADY)
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