Wellington Films was founded in 2000 by producers Rachel Robey (who we will be chatting with this evening) and Alastair Clark. In 2005 they were cited by Screen International as Stars of Tomorrow in their annual feature. They were later joined by producers Tom Wood and Anna Griffin.
Their BAFTA nominated debut feature, LONDON TO BRIGHTON (Edinburgh International Film Festival 2006, Toronto International Film Festival 2006) earned them the Best Achievement in Production award at the 2006 British Independent Film Awards and a nomination at the London Critics Circle Film Awards for British Film Producers of the Year. It was released to widespread critical acclaim by Vertigo Films and has since been named by TimeOut London as one of the top 100 British films of all time.
Recently completed filming is Hope Dickson Leach’s debut feature, THE LEVELLING, made through the BFI, BBC Films & Creative England’s iFeatures scheme.
Other credits include BETTER THINGS, the critically acclaimed debut feature film by Duane Hopkins (Cannes Film Festival – Critics Week 2008, Toronto International Film Festival 2008); Alexis Dos Santos’ UNMADE BEDS, (Sundance Film Festival – World Cinema section 2009, Berlinale – Generations section 2009); Justin Molotnikov’s CRYING WITH LAUGHTER (SXSW 2009, Best Film at BAFTA Scotland 2009); and Varon Bonicos’ feature documentary A MAN’S STORY (Sheffield Doc/Fest 2011).
They have also produced over 30 short films for festivals and TV, including ROYALTY by Paul Andrew Williams, THE GAS MAN by Matt Palmer for Rankin Films’ Collabor8te and THE DARK by Tom Hemmings starring Toby Jones.