Ecosse Films is a multi award-winning production company, specialising in high-quality drama for film and television, producing 12 films and over 300 hours of network television for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Showtime, Starz Channel and WGBH.
Ecosse produced the hugely successful film Mrs Brown, starring Judi Dench and Billy Connolly, which won a Golden Globe, several BAFTAS and two Oscar nominations.
Ecosse has also produced numerous TV series including BBC1'S acclaimed long-running drama Monarch of the Glen (72 hours) and more recently the BBC 1 hit series Mistresses, which is being produced by Ecosse as a 13 part series for the American network ABC and will be released on the channel in Spring 2013..
Diana is the latest film to be produced by Ecosse Films, directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (Oscar nominated film Downfall), written by Stephen Jeffreys and starring the Oscar nominated actress Naomi Watts as Princess Diana. The film focuses on the last two years of Princess Diana's life.
Ecosse's $50 million international drama, Camelot, is a 10 part series written by Michael Hirst and Chris Chibnall for Starz Channel and Channel 4 transmitted in 2011. It stars Joseph Fiennes, Jamie Campbell Bower, Tamsin Egerton and Eva Green. Ecosse has also produced RTE's hit series RAW, set in a hip Dublin restaurant, with series 5 currently in production.
Ecosse has achieved international success with several films; Charlotte Gray starring Cate Blanchett, Becoming Jane starring Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy, Brideshead Revisited starring Emma Thompson and Michael Gambon, and the global family hit The Water Horse.
The BAFTA nominated film Nowhere Boy, the teenage biopic of John Lennon directed by Sam Taylor-Wood starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne Marie Duff and Aaron Johnson, premiered at the London Film Festival in 2009 to exceptional reviews and was released in 2010 in the US by The Weinstein Company.
Recent features include the medieval chiller Black Death starring Sean Bean and a contemporary young love story which premiered at Edinburgh Film Festival in 2010, Pelican Blood, with Harry Treadaway in the lead role.
The Decoy Bride, a romantic comedy starring David Tennant, Alice Eve and Oscar nominated Kelly Macdonald. Directed by Sheree Folkson and written by Sally Philips and Neil Jaworski. The film premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2011. The world premiere of Wuthering Heights was in competition at the Venice Film Festival 2011 and won the award for Best Cinematography. Adapted from Emily Bronte's classic novel by Andrea Arnold and Olivia Hetreed, Kaya Scodelario plays Catherine Earnshaw with Oscar and BAFTA Award winning Andrea Arnold directing. The film premiered in the UK at the London Film Festival and was selected for both Toronto and Leeds Film Festivals.
Ecosse's next film due for release is Love Bite, a teen comedy/horror directed by Andy de Emmony, starring Luke Pasqualino (Skins), Jessica Szhor (Gossip Girl), Ed Speleers and Timothy Spall.
Michael Hoffman will direct Girls Night Out, which will go into production next year. Alexandra Roach will star as Princess Elizabeth and Juno Temple will star as Princess Margaret in this royal fairytale set during the V.E day celebrations of 1945.
New film productions in development include; The Thief, Treasure Island, Terminus, American Adulterer.
Current television productions in development are; The Few, a series set during the Battle of Britain co-produced with producers Lionel Wigram (Harry Potter) and Guy Ritchie (Sherlock). Fleming, a 4 part biopic about Ian Fleming.
The Dying Light, a 4 part serial adapted from the best selling novel by Henry Porter. Taboo is a series about a Californian forensic investigator who comes to Dublin to hunt down a notorious serial killer. Quatermain is based on the novel King Solomon's Mines and a series of books by Henry Rider Haggard.
Currently in production for ITV, Life of Crime follows the career of female police officer Denise Woods as she rises through the ranks of the police force over three decades of crime in south London during 1985, 1997 and 2012. Directed by Jim Loach.