Finola is an Oscar and BAFTA-nominated producer whose credits include the award-winning debut Backbeat; Welcome to Woop Woop; The Lost Son; Me Without You; The Hamburg Cell; Stoned; and Golden Globe, EMMY-nominated and BAFTA-winning Tsunami: The Aftermath.
Finola produced An Education, for which she was Oscar-nominated. Written by best-selling author and screenwriter Nick Hornby and directed by Lone Scherfig, it starred Carey Mulligan in her break-out, BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated role. An Education was nominated for 9 BAFTAs and 3 Oscars including Best Film.
Finola’s next production is Quartet, written by Oscar-winning screenwriter Ronald Harwood, to star Albert Finney, Maggie Smith and Tom Courtenay and will be the directorial debut of double Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman. Finola is also producing, A Long Way Down, based on Nick Hornby’s best-selling novel, and Brooklyn, based on Colm Toibin’s critically acclaimed novel, which Nick Hornby is adapting.
Finola made her theatre producing debut with the hit West End production of Elling. West End run culminated in a Best New Comedy award and two Olivier Award nominations. Finola is producing the Broadway production starring Brendan Fraser and Denis O’Hare.
Finola is the Chair of the BAFTA Film Committee. Finola, alongside Amanda Posey, devised and is spearheading an innovative new screenwriters’ initiative – The Story Works – which had its inaugural residential week at EIFF this year. Masterclass speakers and mentors include Jane Campion, Sir Ronald Harwood, David Mamet John Mathieson and Pietro Scalia.
|2010 Jury Member|