We are proud to partner with Goldfinch Entertainment on Creative Gold, a new content production fund to focus on providing finance to commercially driven Films, TV & video games projects.
CREDIT: TWO FOR JOY
Creative England has proven expertise in developing low budget feature films that have gone on to garner critical and commercial success, as well as investing over £4m into games companies across the country, to help them to grow and deliver new products to market.
Goldfinch Entertainment has had an impressive slate over the last 3.5 years, raising over £85 million to help finance and executive produce over 160 projects in the creative industries at various stages of development, production and distribution.
On top of this, the supported projects will also benefit from the considerable expertise and access to talent networks outside of London that Creative England can provide.
The joint venture with Creative England will further reinforce Goldfinch Studios’ commitment to developing and co-financing commercially-driven projects internationally, as well as supporting local creative communities.
Goldfinch and Creative England have initially partnered on the Sadie Frost and Emma Comley production, Two for Joy, which is currently in post-production and was presented to the market at Cannes this year. Creative England has previously developed the project through its Lottery supported Emerging Talent fund.
Two for Joy:
Mother Aisha, her teenage daughter VI, and young adolescent son Troy, are at a crossroads in their lives. Vi has been forced to grow up fast with the mother-daughter roles reversed, as well as trying to control her rascal younger brother Troy. With no father figure, and a mother struggling to cope, Troy is a law unto himself - the situation must change. Directed by Tom Beard, starring Samantha Morton (Fantastic Beasts), Billie Piper (Doctor Who), Daniel Mays (Rogue One).
Goldfinch has successfully established itself as an influential conglomerate, with expertise across finance, production, studio facilities, post and VFX, based in the UK under the leadership of founder and CEO Kirsty Bell.
“Our Goldfinch business model is based on partnerships; finding and developing the very best partners in all areas of what we do and want to do. In Creative England, we have the best partner in the UK, with us both operating across and contributing very different skillsets and networks to this venture. Our intent is to focus on 100% commercial content whilst remaining true to our indie roots across Film, TV and Games, and ultimately to push both companies forward into the next phase of our growth”
Creative England’s CEO Caroline Norbury added,
“By working across different creative sectors from all over the country, we have identified key challenges in the marketplace with access to finance that can prevent quality productions and projects from coming to life. This partnership with Goldfinch will enable us to turn those challenges into opportunities, creating innovative content with talented people across the country.”.
Additional projects are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.