BBC Films is at the forefront of independent filmmaking in the UK, developing and co-producing around 12 films a year. In 2015 BBC Films was awarded the BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema. Rose Garnett is the Director of BBC Films.
BBC Films’ upcoming slate includes eight films which recently screened at the BFI London Film Festival including the closing night film Stan & Ollie, starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly; Ben Wheatley’s Happy New Year, Colin Burstead, a unique collaboration between BBC Films, BBC Comedy and BBC Two; Ralph Fiennes’ The White Crow, which premiered at Telluride; plus two films which premiered at Toronto: Peter Strickland’s ghost story In Fabric starring Oscar nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste, which won Best Director at Fantastic Fest; and Out of Blue, directed by Carol Morley and starring Patricia Clarkson. Two further films had their world premieres at the BFI London Film Festival include Mari, the debut feature for writer/director Georgia Parris, VS. starring up-and-coming Connor Swindells, which is currently in cinemas and Evelyn, from Oscar nominated documentary filmmaker, Orlando von Einsiedel.
Currently in post-production is Sean Durkin’s highly anticipated The Nest, starring Jude Law and Carrie Coon; Judy, directed by Rupert Goold and starring Renee Zellweger as the iconic Judy Garland; and Sorry We Missed You, written by Paul Laverty and directed by Ken Loach.
Other titles on the slate include Yuli, written by Paul Laverty and directed by Iciar Bollain; Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir starring Tilda Swinton and executive produced by Martin Scorsese; James Kent’s The Aftermath with Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård; Chiwetel Ejiofor’s directorial debut The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind; His House by first-time UK writer/director Remi Weekes; Monsoon written/directed by Hong Khaou and starring Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians); Love, a partnership between BBC Arts and BBC Films, based on the play of the same name directed by Rufus Norris and executive produced by David Schwimmer to TX on BBC Two as part of BBC Arts’ Performance Strand.