My Dangerous Loverboy

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The Team

The Eyes Open Creative team bring together a dynamic and award winning combination of film, TV and new media expertise. We have produced documentaries for broadcasters including BBC, Channel4, CBC, ARTE, CTV, Bravo! and Discovery, winning prizes at the Leo, Genie and Gemini awards. Our drama director won Best Short Film at the Berlinale and our digital media partner won the recent Channel4Talent / Littlewoods ‘Brand Talent’ award. We understand how to use multiple media platforms, such as the web and mobile, to reach our target audience of 12-18 year old girls, and through them, influence the ‘at risk’ young girls themselves.

Virginia Heath – VKH Films

Virginia Heath is an award winning director and writer working across documentary, fiction and cross platform projects. In the last year she has won two major awards to develop innovative cross platform projects for web and mobile – the Docfest NFB award to develop a cross platform new media project on Human Trafficking; and a MELT award (supported by Channel 4, BBC and Orange) to develop an online auditioning project – The Casting Scene.

Virginia began her directing career making arts documentaries for Channel Four TV including ‘Songs from the Golden City’ on South African jazz heros, The Manhattan Brothers. Virginia’s drama ‘Relativity’ (10’) won ‘Best Short Film’ at the Berlin International Film Festival, 2002 and was nominated for the European Film Academy Awards. She then directed ‘Point Annihilation’ (30’), co-produced with Peter Jackson’s companies, Weta Digital and Park Road Post. ‘Point Annihilation’ screened at the Cannes Film Festival 2005 and was selected by i-Tunes, USA, to pilot the i-Tunes film download site.

Her fiction films explore the themes of sex, love, power, death and desire.
Virginia is currently developing several feature films including a New Zealand-UK co-production, the noir thriller, ‘Pania’, financed by the New Zealand Film Commission and the MEDIA programme of the European Union; ‘Mystery Ride’, a contemporary psychological thriller; ‘Love Is Like Vengeance’, a female revenge movie with a twist; and a teen sci fi set in the near future, ‘Dogboys’.

Grant Keir – Producer

With over 20 years experience of producing award winning film and TV content, Grant also consults to independent film and television companies who wish to raise finance to engage with ‘disruptive’ business models and new distribution platforms. Clients include Warp Films, (Arctic Monkeys Live, This is England, Hush, Dead Man’s Shoes), VeryMuchSo Productions, (State of Mind, Crossing the Line), The Comedy Unit / RDF (Rab C Nesbitt) and Picture Palace North (Acid House Trilogy, F*&king Sheffield).

Grant is a creative film and television producer and writer whose short film, ‘Relativity’ won the UIP Prix Berlinale in 2002. Grant works with Vita Nova Films Ltd (www.vitanovafilms.com) developing film, TV drama and documentary content for the UK and international market. Projects including the highly innovative ‘MyDangerousLoverBoy’ cross platform initiative, backed by the National Film Board of Canada and Northern Film and Media, with partners Screen Siren Pictures Inc (Vancouver, Canada) and new media specialists, Quba New Media.

Grant attends all the major film markets and festivals and has an extensive network of national and international contacts. Grant has produced films and TV programmes on four continents for broadcasters and financiers including BBC, C4, ARTE, ABC (Australia), UKFC, National Film Board of Canada, Screen Yorkshire, EM Media and NFM. For credits see www.imdb.com. Grant is an active member of the Sheffield Docfest Board and graduate of the European Audio Visual Entrepreneurs (EAVE) professional producer training course.

Quba New Media

Established in 2000 by a team that included the co-founders of Freeserve, Quba is now home to over 30 talented individuals, and that number is growing day by day. Home for us is an old Victorian school in the heart of Sheffield. So that’s us. Well, not quite.

At Quba it’s our approach that sets us apart. In an industry that appears to be in love with making things complicated, we pride ourselves on being refreshingly straightforward.

We don’t do jargon, instead we do answers. Clear and honest answers to questions like:

How do I build a brand online?
How do I increase sales on my website?
What can I do to help my customers find me?

Screen Siren Pictures Inc, Canada

In November 1997, President and Producer Trish Dolman incorporated Screen Siren Pictures Inc. with a vision to create socially minded, high quality, innovative documentaries, and dramatic film and television. In 2008, Screen Siren Pictures is proud to be celebrating 11 years in business as an active, independent film and television production company based in Vancouver, Canada. Screen Siren has with many award winning films to its credit including the documentaries, ‘Reservation Soldiers’, ‘Breaking Ranks’; feature film ‘Flower and Garnet’ and successful TV drama ‘Luna and the Whale’. Our focus on international co-productions and partnerships brings energy, creativity and established local and international industry and financial relationships to all projects.

Screen Siren has produced for broadcasters such as AETN, ARTE, BBC, CBC, CTV, Global Television, Bravo!, Corus, Movie Central, TMN, TVO, W, the Discovery Channel, the Biography Channel (US), Vision TV, Knowledge Network and SCN and has partnered with distributors such as the NFB, Fireworks International, Moving Images, Odeon Films, Alliance Atlantis, Peace Arch Entertainment, and TV2. Our productions have been honoured at numerous international festivals and received awards and nominations from: The Leo Awards, The Banff Television Festival, The Genies and The Gemini Awards.