George Milton Co-writer / Director
Trained as a director with the groundbreaking Spitting Image TV show, he left to complete an MA at the Royal College of Art, making various award-winning shorts in the mid ‘90’s.
In ’97 he completed work on his debut feature Appetite, as writer/director – a drama set in a grand hotel, starring Ute Lemper and Trevor Eve, theatrically released in ‘99. He also co-wrote the title song for Ute Lemper, which appears on Decca’s The Best of Ute Lemper.
Formed a writing collaboration with
Mark Tilton Co-writer / Associate Producer
In the '80s he was singer and guitarist for iconic punk thrash band The Membranes. In the ‘90’s wrote the libretto for Hell For Leather, a comic film opera, composed and directed by Dominik Scherrer. Shown at Sundance, LFF, winning numerous prizes including Prix Action Light at Locarno, featured at Sensation exhibition at The Brooklyn Museum in '99.
In ‘00’s formed a writing collaboration with George Milton, and they have various original projects currently in development at several UK broadcasters.
In ’02 Milton & Tilton’s two mould-breaking comedy films for John Cleese’s Video Arts, starring David Soul, swept the board at the London IVCA awards, including both Gold and Silver for Direction for Milton, and produced by
Julie-anne Edwards Producer
An MA in Medieval History from St Andrews led somewhat curiously to a career in advertising.
In ‘95 she founded Firehouse Productions which has been one of London’s successful production houses ever since with clients like British Airways, Accenture and BT and winning multiple awards year in year out in both London and the US and New York festivals. Three years ago, seven of those awards were for two dramas produced with George Milton.
Martino Sclavi Executive Producer
Journalist, musician and academic, Martino Sclavi spent his formative years between New York, Rome and Berlin. In ‘96 he arrived in London where he frequented the National Film School and began producing ground-breaking documentaries, musicals and comedy films (among which the prize winning: Wag the Dogma ‘98, Brief History of Cuba in D-minor ‘00, Re-Brand, ‘01).
In ‘02 the cosmopolitan producer Marco Müller convinced Martino to leave the hectic London life and return to Italy to help him run his newly-created Downtown Pictures.
George Lenz Executive Producer
A leading young German actor who trained in Munich, with a wide range of international credits, including Joseph Vilsmeier’s Leo & Claire, and Appetite with George Milton.
George needed a fresh challenge, and so his career as a hyphenate (Actor-Producer) began. In ‘01 he produced Detlef Bothe’s challenging DV movie Feier Tag, which won a Special Jury Prize at Munich Film Festival, and in ’04 he was a founder member of 2 many executives.