Simon Relph is an independent film producer and the author of the Relph report on low budget film production. He began working in movies in 1961 as a 3rd assistant and became an independent producer in 1981. Amongst others he produced or coproduced – The Return of the Soldier, Privates on Parade, The Ploughman’s Lunch, Secret Places, Wetherby and Comrades. From 1985 to 1990 he was the founding Chief Executive of British Screen Finance Limited. In that role, he co-financed 57 British films. He returned to independent production in 1991 as Executive Producer on Enchanted April, and Co-producer of Louis Malle’s Damage. Since then there have been The Secret Rapture, Camilla, Look Me In The Eye, Blue Juice and The Slab Boys and The Land Girls. For some years he and his business partner Ann Skinner have been developing a film of Sebastian Faulks’ novel BirdSong with Working Title. He is a past chairman of Bafta and is a governor of the NFTS and Chairman of the screenwriters Festival.
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