Bankside Films: Based in London, Bankside is a leading international sales and film finance company for independent films. Founded in January 2007 by Phil Hunt, Hilary Davis, Stephen Kelliher, Greg Cruttwell and Compton Ross, the company offers a bespoke sales and executive producer service to production companies, representing between eight and ten films a year. Bankside’s principals have built up strong relationships with international distributors and offer a consistent approach to the market with a wide range of genres and budgets. Since its inception, Bankside cash-flows pre-sales, tax credits and finances gap using its knowledge and extensive relationships with international financiers and distributors.
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Head Gear Films: Head Gear Films was founded by Compton Ross, Phil Hunt and Greg Cruttwell in 2002. Compton has worked in the International oil & gas Industry for 35 years; Phil comes from a background of advertising and music stills photography; and Greg has acted in films such as Mike Leigh’s NAKED, GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE and mostly writes for TV.
Expanding in 2004 from producing to a financing arm, Head Gear has financed almost 50 films from all over the globe. In 2007 it launched Bankside Films to handle international sales.
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In addition to the associate companies noted above, Kreo Films group maintains and has access to other relevant industry bodies, such as all major festivals and many international and regional government supported film bodies.