Film Profiles

Greenhouse Media – Benefit From Our Film Production Experience

Film Division – Mr Significant Films

GMI has an experienced and creative team of Producers and Directors, with a large source of great script writers submitting content. We intend to capitalise on exciting scripts and strong cast driven Films, with excellent film distribution put in place.

Sales and Distribution for Film
GMI will also draw on the experience of our in house team to maximise all distribution opportunities both domestically and internationally.

Robert William Young – Director TV and Film

Robert William Young

Robert William Young won a scholarship to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art 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 he worked in the theatre directing. From 1967 Robert was directing for 20th Century Fox in South Africa winning the Chicago Golden Camera Award in 1971. In 1970 at the New York International Festival he won the Silver Award for his fantasy film The Goldfish Bowl.

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

Robert has also directed a number of award winning commercials winning several Gold, Silver and Bronze BTA awards. In 1979 he won the BAFTA award for the Best Specialised film Twenty Times More Likely staring Gillian Taylforth and Ray Burdges. In 1992 he won the Bafta Alan Clark award for direction and services to TV.

Robert’s feature film credits include Wide Blue Yonder starring Brian Cox, Lauren Bacall, James Fox. Eichmann starring Thomas Kretschmann, Troy Garity, 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, David Troughton. Fierce Creatures starring John Cleese, Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis Splitting Heir staring Eric Idle, Rick Moranis, John Cleese, Barbara Hershey, Catherine Zeta Jones .Hostage Sam Neill, James Fox, Michael Kitchen.

Roberts television credits include GBH Alan Bleasdale’s highly acclaimed series starring Michael Palin, Robert Lindsay and Linsay Duncan which he was nominated for a Bafta H G Wells starring Tom Ward, Eve Best, Katy Carmichael. The Road to Santiago starring Anthony Quinn, Charlton Heston, Anne Archer, Robert Wagner. Jane Eyre starring Ciaran Hinds, Samantha Morton, Gemma Jones. Wimbledon Poisoner starring Robert Lindsay, Alison Steadman (A.B.T.V.) White Goods starring Lenny Henry, Ian McShane Doomsday Gun starring Frank Langella, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey, James Fox, Michael Kitchen and Francesca Annis) Minder starring George Cole, Dennis Waterman, Lionel Jeffries Bergerac starring John Nettles, Michael Gambon, Oliver Cotton, Connie Booth and Liza Goddard (BBC)Jeeves and Wooster starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie Robin of Sherwood starring Michael Praed, Jason Connery, Ray Winston (HTV).

Greenhouse-Media – Some of the creative content the Television team are currently working on:-

Ian Davies

Ian Davies has worked in the film business for over 10 years. He is an assessor for the largest film fund in Europe, the MEDIA fund, Director and Tutor at Initialize Films, a training company and consultancy for film professionals and new talent backed by Skillset and UKFC, screenwriting tutor on Oxford University’s Creative Writing Masters course, and Director at Double D Productions, a new documentary production company.

Before working in the film business Ian worked as a management consultant to Philips and 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 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 the best-known European feature films such as Volver, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, and films by Ken Loach, Mike Leigh and Michael Winterbottom. Ian has worked for the MEDIA fund for over 6 years.

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

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

Ian has been a tutor on the Oxford University Creative Writing Course since 2007 and is regularly invited to be part of panels and give master classes at university’s and film schools, including a 2 week stint at the Cuban Film School.

Greenhouse-Media – Some of the creative content the Television team are currently working on:-

Nick Winter

Nick Winter is one of the most fresh and exciting film maker/directors emerging in independent UK film markets today. He began film making at the age of 15 using the first camera he could gets his hands on, after his initial efforts Nick progressed onto experimenting with silent narratives usin super 8mm and created some weird and wonderful shorts. Burgeoning digital technology allowed for more experimentation and the creation of two notable short films. The first short ‘Lo-fi’; a strange take on a night out with horrific consequences, utilising raw performances and unexpected candour and realism the film was a festival hit playing all over the globe to audiences.

This led to the formation of Porcelain Film Ltd and In 2004 Nicholas began developing bigger and better projects. Commissioned to make a short about the ‘Paparazzi’ the film marked the move into High Definition and high end post production workflows. An avid image maker, Nicholas then set his sights on the first feature project for Porcelain Film, which would be titled Breathe.

Learning from all previous shorts and work in the film and television industry, Nicholas pooled together talents from budding actors, to screen veterans to 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, Nicholas was able to land a distribution deal for Breathe, making this low budget British film available to audiences worldwide.

Breathe was released on DVD on March the 15th 2010 and was also selected for the London Independent Film Festival 2010 where Nicholas picked up the award for Best Film Director. Nicholas has also produced and directed many high profile music videos.

Greenhouse-Media – Some of the creative content the Film team are currently working on:-
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