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Producers Sina Bowyer and Peter Jonas networking in Cannes 2015

RED RUG PRODUCTIONS is a UK based film production company, established in 2010 by Sina Bowyer, with the aim of producing international, independent theatrical feature films in the £1-5,000,000 budget range (international budgets given in US dollars).

We are developing Wedding Heist, a crime romantic comedy set in New Mexico, which is a highly film incentivised state, including a 30% tax rebate, and stunning settings. After a successful scouting trip there, we have a talented executive team in place, key locations agreed, post-production facilities and a financing structure underway (see portfolio, also location photos on the Wedding Heist page). We have just launched an Enterprise Investment Scheme for our UK investors so if you are an interested investor, get in touch!

Nefarious is a noir political thriller set in London that strikes a tone somewhere between Body Heat and House of Cards. We seek a Danish co-production partner, director and A-list lead actors. This could also be developed as a 2-3 part TV series. We have done a table read with fired up actors and filmed two scenes for a teaser.

We are also producing a martial arts thriller, Deadlined, set in Thailand. White Royal and The Love Bus are high concept, higher budget, Hollywood style scripts that are available for acquisition to larger production companies and studios. Please also check out the White Royal portfolio, which is a “look book” for busy executives.

 

 

Short Films

Our short eco-thriller, Crude, is on the internatiional festival circuit, so far winning Best Foreign Featurette at Idyllwild in California, nominated for Flickerfest in Australia, Widescreen in Miami, the Cayman International Festival in June, as well as several LA festivals. It stars Rupert Frazer (Foyle’s War/The Bank Job) as the oil boss, Cengiz Dervis as an eco-terrorist, Kate Braithwaite as an environmental journalist, and Michelle Greenidge as the bereft Nigerian mother.

Crude has involved a cast and crew of over fifty people with a budget of nearly £16,000, raised by crowd funding and some Big Lottery funding that funded a nature hide for the treehouse set.

To view the press kit click here…

 

 

Next up: Ambrosia

A suicidal old lady plans to move out to the homeless where she is targeted by a scientist who wants to try his age reversal drug on her. When he’s killed for his formula, Agnes finds a secret stash and goes on the run: now a murder suspect with one chance at the love of a lifetime.

Sina and Peter plan to co-direct Ambrosia, a magical realist drama, with multi-award winning composer Halfdan E Nielsen (Borgen) attached. More updates coming soon on lead cast and pre-production.

We are looking for a run down mansion as the main set, with all of the outdoor scenes planned to be shot around Ladbroke Grove and Portobello Road.

We also need to raise the budget of £15,000, so please contact us if you would like to invest in this film:

info@redrugproductions.com