BLUE ELEPHANT FILMS

We are a media production company whose objective is to produce a variety laden slate of projects with high production values that yields significant returns to our partners and investors.
Our first completed project Avernus has currently won 9 awards globally from 8 festival screenings. It will continue to be screened in festivals around the world for a further 12 months before being released online.
Horror has always been a highly popular genre and so following on from our success with Avernus, we are about to go into pre-production with our partners, RSH Films, on a classic horror story, The Haunting.

Further Initiatives                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The worldwide demand for media content has never been so high, not just from the giants like Amazon and Netflix, but from a myriad of other streaming services coming online. This provides a massive opportunity for British Independent Film companies and those companies who produce and develop the right content to feed into these giants will be well rewarded. Blue Elephant Films intends to be one of those companies.
British Independents have in the past been supported by various government initiatives to attract high net worth investors, recently such initiatives have been withdrawn. Blue Elephant Films has taken the lead, on behalf of a significant number of companies in the industry, to lobby the government to have these initiatives reinstated.

David Cunningham

After graduating from Mountview Drama School David began his career as an actor in repertory theatres across the country, most notably at Chichester Festival Theatre.  Over the years he has appeared in a number of plays in the West End, most significantly as Kenny in Man of the Moment (dir. Alan Ayckbourn), Bravo in Circe & Bravo (dir. Harold Pinter), Tom Jnr in Sweet Bird of Youth (dir. by Harold Pinter) and Morris in Present Laughter (dir. Richard Olivier). TV includes The Bill, Howards Way, Late Expectations, and the film Friend or Foe. 

He set up his own Theatre Company – Andelain Productions – and produced and directed a No.1 Tour of a new play Up in the Gallery, the story of Marie Lloyd with Adrienne Posta, John Altman and Jack Douglas. 

Bill Jones

Bill is an accomplished business leader who has spent the past decade supporting small and mid-size businesses as a coach, mentor and business advisor.  

Spanning a variety of projects, his activities to date have included …

  • Raising over € 20m for a European mobility start up 
  • Developing the ‘go to market’ strategy for a private jet sharing platform
  • Leading the acquisition of a private UK business on behalf of a major Chinese conglomerate
  • A strategic review of an underperforming business unit for a major American online business
  • Mentoring and advising the founder of an innovative peer to peer carsharing business through seed and series A funding rounds

Previously Bill’s accomplished corporate career included C-level roles in the Travel & Entertainment sectors with major organizations including Hertz, Disney, Thomas Cook and Avis.

Will Tyler

In his 34 years in the Film Industry as a Feature Film Production Accountant / Financial Controller, Will has been involved in the making of 44 films including Rocketman, The Constant Gardener, War Machine, Eddie the Eagle, The Commuter and The Gunman.  

Directors he has worked with include Mike Leigh OBE, John Madden, Pierre Morel, Jaume Collet-Serra, Susanne Bier, Iain Softley and Fernando Meirelles.  

Producers he has worked with are Matthew Vaughn, Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, Steve Clark-Hall, David Thompson and Kris Thykier.

In addition, the Studios he has worked with include Studiocanal, Netflix, Miramax, Weinstein Company, MGM, Focus Features, Lionsgate, Film Four and BBC Films.

Grace Parr

Grace currently studies Media Production at Bournemouth University. It has always been her ambition to work in the Film and Television Industry, and as such she has studied Media at all higher stages of her education attaining reputable grades. She has just completed her first year at Bournemouth for which she has achieved a first. 

Having been offered an internship at Blue Elephant Films, she is now gaining first time industry experience as Social Media Co-ordinator for the short film Avernus.