Film Profiles

GMI Film Division – Mr Significant Films

GMI has a dynamic, multi-award-winning creative team of vastly experienced film producers, directors, screenwriters and composers creating and sourcing the best original content and talent. GMI has excellent film distribution relationships in place to maximize profits. Our team are always looking for exciting scripts by established and emerging screenwriters to develop and produce in-house.

 

Robert William Young – Director TV and Film

Robert William Young

Director/ Producer

Robert William Young has had a long and illustrious career in film and television, spanning five decades. He won a scholarship to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), where he studied Acting and Theatre for two years. After a year in repertory, he went to the United States with the Old Vic Company, headed by John Neville, Judi Dench, Laurence Harvey and Barbara Jefford.

From 1963 to 1967, Robert worked primarily as a theatre director, before moving into film in 1967. He directed for 20th Century Fox in South Africa. In 1970 he won the Silver Award at the New York International Film Festival for his fantasy feature film The Goldfish Bowl. In 1971 he won the Chicago Golden Camera Award.

Robert won the Gold Award at BISFA in 1976 for We Get Around starring Anton Rogers. He also took on the leading role in Gaslight, which opened at the Comedy Theatre with Peter Vaughn and Nicola Pagett.

Robert has directed a number of award-winning commercials, which have won him several Gold, Silver and Bronze BTA Awards. In 1979, Robert won the BAFTA award (“Best Specialized Film“) for directing Twenty Times More Likely, staring Gillian Taylforth and Ray Burdges. In 1992, Robert won BAFTA‘s Alan Clark Award for directing and services to television.

Robert’s feature film credits include Wide Blue Yonder, starring Brian Cox, Lauren Bacall and James Fox, Eichmann, starring Thomas Kretschmann, Troy Garity and Franka Potente, Blood Monkey, starring F Murray Abraham, Bye Bye Harry, starring Joanna Page, Iddo Goldberg, Tim Dutton, Veronica Ferres, Til Schweiger and Bela B. Felsenheimer, Captain Jack, starring Bob Hoskins, Anna Massey, Gemma Jones, Patrick Malahide, Sadie Frost, Peter MacDonald and David Troughton, Fierce Creatures, starring John Cleese, Kevin Kline and Jamie Lee Curtis, Splitting Heirs, staring Eric Idle, Rick Moranis, John Cleese, Barbara Hershey and Catherine Zeta Jones; and Hostage, starring Sam Neill, James Fox and Michael Kitchen.

Robert’s television credits include GBH, Alan Bleasdale’s highly acclaimed series, starring Michael Palin, Robert Lindsay and Linsay Duncan, for which he was again nominated for a BAFTAH G Wells, starring Tom Ward, Eve Best and Katy Carmichael, The Road to Santiago, starring Anthony Quinn, Charlton Heston, Anne Archer and Robert Wagner, Jane Eyre, starring Ciaran Hinds, Samantha Morton and Gemma Jones, Wimbledon Poisoner, starring Robert Lindsay and Alison Steadman, White Goods, starring Lenny Henry and Ian McShane, Doomsday Gun, starring Frank Langella, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey, James Fox, Michael Kitchen and Francesca Annis, Minder, starring George Cole, Dennis Waterman and Lionel Jeffries, Bergerac, starring John Nettles, Michael Gambon, Connie Booth and Liza Goddard, Jeeves and Wooster, starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, and children’s series Robin of Sherwood, starring Michael Praed, Jason Connery and Ray Winston. Most of his television director credits were for series broadcast on the BBC.

Robert Young on IMDb

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Ian Davies

Producer

Ian Davies has worked in the film business for over a decade. He’s an assessor for the largest film fund in Europe, the MEDIA fund, a director and tutor at Initialize Films, a training and film consultancy company for film professionals and emerging talent, backed by Skillset and UKFC, screenwriting tutor for Oxford University’s Creative Writing Masters course, and Director at Double D Productions, a new documentary indie production company.

Before working in the film business, Ian worked as a management consultant to Philips & Shell, as commissioning editor at Oxford University Press’ video line (with turnover of £1M+), ran a promo production house (Mirror Productions) in Amsterdam, and studied screenwriting at the prestigious Binger Film Institute (2000).

Ian’s work as an assessor for several film funds (MEDIA, Irish Film Board, Northern Ireland Film and TV – now Northern Ireland Screen) has helped green-light over 40 feature films, including some of Europe’s best-known feature films, including Volver, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, and films by Ken Loach, Mike Leigh and Michael Winterbottom. Ian has most recently worked for the MEDIA fund for over 6 years.

Ian set up Initialize Films in 2005, which is now one the leading training companies and consultancies for film professionals in Europe. Initialize runs high-profile matchmaking events backed by Skillset, Scottish Screen and UKFC at key film festivals (Toronto, Cannes, Berlin…) for some of the biggest producers in the UK, as well as developing new talent. Through its consultancy and training programs, Initialize has helped filmmakers gain development and production funding, complete their films and win awards.

Ian executive produced the feature documentary Who Killed Nancy? and niche doc for Arsenal fans, The Gooner Review.

Ian has been a tutor on the Oxford University Creative Writing Course since 2007. He is regularly invited to sit on panels of film experts and give master-classes to students at universities and film schools in the UK and abroad, including a recent 2-week stint at the Cuban Film School.

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Rupert Hollier – Director/Writer

Rupert Hollier

Producer/ Head of Music Publishing

Rupert Hollier obtained a degree in Ethnomusicology. In his early career, he joined Music Copyright Holdings PLC, learning the mechanics of publishing, while nurturing his interest in film, music, supervision and synchronisation. In 2003, Rupert eventually became creative manager, subsequently creating a successful world music division. In 2007, Ru permanently became a freelance music supervisor, working on various advertising campaigns with well-known brands, including Marks & Spencer and Nike, as well as supervising musical content for the Discovery Channel and National Geographic.

In 2010, Ru joined Imagem Music Film Synchronisation as manager. Imagem remains one of the world’s largest independent music publishers. During his tenure, he represented the Rodgers & Hammerstein and Boosey & Hawkes catalogues, as well as numerous artists and bands on the pop roster, including Daft Punk, Mark Ronson, Pink Floyd, Vampire Weekend, Genesis and The Stone Roses.

After being head hunted, Rupert joined the Metropolis Group as Creative Director in 2014. He subsequently founded the publishing division (Metropolis Music Publishing) and quickly secured an impressive repertoire of artists, bands and composers, racking up multiple synchronisation placements and campaigns, whilst also forming Metropolis Supervision. Since then, he has secured and completed the music supervision, score and OST release on numerous films, including the new Martin Scorsese Presents movie project, Tomorrow, and the BBC’s 52-part reimagining of Dennis the Menace, which will be released later this year.

In 2016, Ru was part of the team that won both Best TV Advert and Overall Sync of the Year (as music supervisor) at the MusicWeek Sync Awards. He has recently executive produced his first musical film, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the release of Sgt.Pepper.

Rupert Hollier on IMDb

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Sasha Damjanovski – Producer/Director/Writer

Sasha Damjanovski

Producer/ Director/ Writer

Sasha Damjanovski has over 20 years of experience working in the entertainment industry and business communications sector. For his writing and directing work, he has won multiple awards, critical acclaim and a loyal fanbase due to enthusiastic audience response. His varied career includes film, TV, theatre and short-form commercials. He is currently heavily involved in the development of two new TV series and two feature films as a writer, director and producer.

Sasha’s notable credits include the feature film Dance With Me (receiving 4 stars from Eye For Film), the theatre play Project Snowflake (receiving 4 stars from Time Out), episodes of the BBC One series Doctors and several award-winning short films.

Sasha is a part-time lecturer at Central Saint Martins (UAL), as well as working as a consultant and mentor with various corporate and individual clients.

Sasha Damjanovski on IMDb

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Stephen Cranny

Producer

Stephen Cranny produced his first feature film, Out Of Depth in 2000.

He worked initially as an Assistant Director on feature films, and credits include; The Madness of King George, Hard Men, Haunted, Loop and the NBC mini-series The Apocalypse Watch. He subsequently worked as a consultant with Sales Agent BV International Pictures, working in product acquisition/all rights selling, financing and tax structuring.

He has produced corporate videos and commercials for clients, including the Body Shop and Grand Hotels, as well as producing ‘London’ content for Fuji TV. He was the UK producer of UK/Norwegian co-production, Wide Blue Yonder and produced Curse Of The Phoenix in 2014.

Stephen’s latest films include Anchor Bay’s World War Dead: Rise Of The Fallen, which he co-produced, and Howl and Heretiks, which he line produced.

Stephen Cranny on IMDb

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Nick Winter

Producer/ Director/ Writer

Nicholas Winter is one of the freshest and most exciting filmmaker/directors in independent UK film markets today. He began making films at the age of 15, using the first camera he could get his hands on. Nick quickly progressed to experimenting with silent narratives, using Super 8mm, and created some weird and wonderful shorts. Burgeoning digital technology afforded Nick greater experimentation and the creation of two notable short films. The first, Lo-fi; a strange take on a night out with horrific consequences, which utilized raw performances and unexpected candour and realism, was a festival hit, playing to audiences all over the world.

Festival success led Nick to the formation of Porcelain Film. In 2004, Nick grew bolder and began developing bigger projects. Commissioned to make a short film about the ‘Paparazzi’, the film marked the move into High Definition and high-end post-production workflows. An avid image maker, Nicholas soon set his sights on the first feature project for Porcelain Film, titled Breathe.

Learning from all previous shorts and work in the film and television industry, Nick pooled together talents (from budding actors to screen veterans and up and coming musical artists) and set about making Breathe. After an arduous shoot and extended post-production, Breathe was ready to screen. Working with the film’s producer, Gina Lyons, Nick was able to land a distribution deal for the film, making this low-budget British film available to global audiences.

Breathe was released on DVD in March 2010 and selected for the London Independent Film Festival (2010), where Nick picked up the award for Best Film Director. Nick has since produced and directed many high profile music videos.

Nicholas Winter on IMDb

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