Q&A with BAFTA and Academy Award-winning Producer, Gareth Ellis-Unwin
28th February 2018 | LondonBook Now
|Venue||Nido Collection, Hampstead
Wednesday 28th February: 3:00pm
BAFTA and Academy Award-winning Producer Gareth Ellis-Unwin is the Head of Film at Creative Skillset and former CEO of the London based Bedlam Film Productions.
In 2009, Gareth produced the British thriller Exam, which was nominated for a BAFTA and won Spirit and Dinard awards. International recognition followed soon after with the record-breaking, critically acclaimed 2010 film The King’s Speech. It went on to become the highest grossing British independent film of all time, winning seven BAFTAs (including Best Film and Outstanding British Film) and four Academy awards, including Best Film, presented to Gareth by Steven Spielberg.
In 2012 Gareth produced his next feature, the moving drama Zaytoun, the first film to be made under the UK-Israeli co-production treaty. The film was selected to screen at the BFI London Film Festival, AFI Festival and Toronto International Film Festival.
Gareth also worked as an Executive Producer on the BAFTA-nominated British war film Kajaki, The True Story. The critically applauded feature, which supports major military charities, was released nationwide in November 2014 and was released on DVD, Blu-ray and digital platforms in June 2015. Gareth oversaw the direct distribution of the film in the UK, securing over 2500 screenings of this modestly budgeted war movie. Since the film's release Gareth has begun working closely with Help for Heroes and has been asked to join their Brand Ambassador programme. In 2016 Gareth produced the thriller Steel Country starring Andrew Scott, Bronagh Waugh and Denise Gough.
Gareth is a voting member of AMPAS, BAFTA, PGA and PGGB. He is also Honoree Fellow at Ravensbourne College of Design & Communication where he regularly lectures.