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Vincent Woods

Producer & Director
Managing Director

Vince Woods / Vincent Woods Vincent began his career writing, directing and producing commercials for blue chip companies such as Nike, Ever-Ready and Procter & Gamble as well as a broad range of audio-visual `spectacles`. This developed from his training as an accomplished Fine Artist. For TV he Produced/Directed the documentary "The World and Manchester United" for Sky. Vincent directed the award winning "Bait Room," a period crime drama that premiered at Cannes. His directorial feature debut was the period crime thriller "Harrigan". Following its theatrical release, it sold to Netflix, Virgin, BT Vision and Amazon Prime. Still selling internationally it has been taken up by Sony. Its international premiere was at BUSAN IFF. He was Executive Producer on the films "If I Were You" starring Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden and Aiden Quinn, and "Sparks & Embers" starring Kris Marshal. Vincent is currently directing the feature documentary "People, Politics & Planes," the story of Sir Freddy Laker and the Grand Jury case in Washington DC which President Reagan dismissed in the `Nation's best interest`. Interviewing some of the highest level government figures on both sides of the Atlantic in this extraordinary big business conspiracy tale. With 30 years of production experience as a writer, producer/director behind him, he continues his passion for telling life affirming stories.

Simon Barnes

Commercial Director & Producer

Simon BarnesSimon comes from a TV and Film background in producing through to international sales. He is the originator of ideas and has been a series producer on numerous TV series and more recently feature films. Some examples include: K-9 26 part TV series with Disney Europe, Channel 10 Australia 2009 and Supervising Producer, High Tide, 26 x 1 hour episodes of drama with Franklin Waterman ENT, USA, and Betafilm, Germany and handled sales on the BAFTA nominated film WILD BILL. He spent many years with Park Entertainment and now works across a number of projects to build up the creditability of this exciting new business in conjunction with Vince. Simon is also a keen collector and a classic car advisor to high net worth individuals across Europe and the USA. Often many within the media industry.

Paul Forrest

Producer

Paul ForrestPaul is an experienced business leader and investment executive. With some thirty years of experience in the areas of board advisory, M&A activity and film production, Paul has significant experience as a Non-Executive Director of a number of fast-moving and agile businesses focused on disrupting their sectors. This includes roles such as the Chair of a market leading Visual Effects business and a board member of Post Production facility.

Paul is also an experienced producer and has structured financial transactions for filmmakers undertaking projects ranging from low budget independent films through to participation in large scale collective investment schemes used to support studio production activities.

With a keen eye for detail and a passion for creative and bold storytelling, Paul has a robust appreciation for how to bring the most challenging true stories to the screen through his additional work as a published photographer and award-winning cinematographer.

Paul splits his time between business ventures and projects in London, the US and Scotland. Paul is the Chair of several Scottish based ventures creating significant employment and market opportunities for businesses in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Michael Booth (QC)

Non Executive Director

Michael BoothMichael Booth has been a highly motivated and successful QC for over 10 years undertaking high level commercial, company, insolvency, civil fraud, money-laundering, internet defamation and intellectual property litigation both here and overseas. He has a wide range of clients including the British Board of Film Classification.

Michael has his own legal website www.leadingcounsel.co.uk and has his own film rights acquisition and exploitation business. He is also Non Executive Director of TallTree Pictures Ltd.

Neil Cowan

Non-Executive Director

Neil CowanNeil graduated in Management Science, specialising in accountancy and portfolio analysis. In 1980 he decided to move into the Financial Services profession, advising clients on the full spectrum of long term financial planning with Hambro Life Assurance/Allied Dunbar. In 1992 Neil joined St James's Place Wealth Management Group and is one its founding partners. St James's Place is a FTSE 250 company and has been voted 2 years running as Wealth Management Company of the Year - 2012/2013, City of London Awards. Neil also supplies 3rd party capital to the Lloyds insurance market.

Neil's philosophy focuses upon maintaining long-term, trusted relationships, showing distinct quality and integrity, which in turn gives both private and business clients financial peace of mind. The level of satisfaction may be judged by the fact that many new clients come to him as a result of personal recommendation by existing clients or professional contacts.