John Giwa-Amu (Producer)

John’s supernatural thriller DON’T KNOCK TWICE, starring Katee Sackhoff (Oculus, Battlestar Galactica) Nick Moran (Lock Stock) and Lucy Boynton (Miss Potter), is in post-production. The film was directed by Caradog James, co-produced with Seymor Films and has been scripted by Emmy nominated writing duo Huckerby and Ostler.

Brit List winning Sci-Fi screenplay THE CALL UP completed delivery fall 2015. The film is being produced alongside Stigma Films and was directed by award winning commercials director, Charles Barker. THE CALL UP is being sold by Altitude, distributed by E1 and is set to be released in cinemas 2016.

John also recently co-produced THE SILENT STORM starring Damian Lewis (Homeland) and Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion) with Neon Films, Barbara Broccoli’s Eon Films, New Sparta, The British Film Company and Ffilm Cymru Wales. THE SILENT STORM had its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival.

Sci-Fi Thriller, THE MACHINE, starring Toby Stephens (Die Another Day, Black Sails), Caity Lotz (The Pact, Arrow) and Denis Lawson (Star Wars) was released in cinemas March 2014 and hit number 2 in the UK iTunes charts and number 5 in USA and Germany. The film had its world premiere in Tribeca, won a British Independent Film Award, Best Sci-Fi and Best Actress at Toronto After Dark, Three BAFTAs Cymru including Best Film and Best UK Feature of the Raindance Film Festival.

John’s first feature was the BIFA nominated LITTLE WHITE LIES, Official Selection at Moscow and winner of two BAFTA Cymru Awards. He’s been nominated for the Screen Nation Award twice and is an honouree of the BFI initiative, Breakthrough Brits. His short films have won The 48 Hour Film Challenge and the BBC New Filmmaker Award at Brief Encounters. At Cannes 2015 John was named one of the world’s most promising new producers by Screen International in it’s yearly showcase, Future Leaders.

John sits on the Pact Film Policy Group, Ffilm Cymru Wales, BAFTA Cymru and has guest lectured at The National Film and Television School and The University of Wales.

John’s and Caradog’s company Red and Black Films continues to develop and finance a high-concept slate weighted towards elevated genre.


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