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Founded in 2008 by James Pearcey and Russell Would during the production of To My Mother and Father, Ne’er Do Well Films creates daring and vibrant films to challenge and entertain audiences.
After connecting with Evrim Ersoy, Katherine O’Shea and Nicole McControversy, the team forges ahead with several feature films in development, as well as additional collaborative projects with independent filmmakers.
Our short film work has screened at dozens of film festivals around the world including Fantastic Fest, Sitges, MotelX, and Film4 FrightFest, with To My Mother and Father, Daddy Cross, Tokophobia and Abdullah garnering 11 awards.
In partnership with Film4 FrightFest in 2012, Ne’er Do Well Films collaborated with over 35 international filmmakers to create a series of Turn Off Your Bloody Phone public service announcements, featuring genre mainstays Laurence Harvey, Kate Shenton, Andy Nyman, Jessica Cameron, James Moran, Patrik Syversen and Can Evrenol. These idents also toured the global festival circuit, with many enjoying viral notoriety.
Ne’er Do Well Films has been involved on the post-production side for several short films (most notably, Sundance-selected Saturday) and feature films including internationally released The Borderlands and The Show, the first feature from up-and-coming director James Alexandrou.
In 2016, our first feature project — a violent thriller called 12 — was selected for participation in the Frontières International Co-Production Market. We also participated in the Edinburgh International Film Festival’s Works in Progress Lab with He Loves Me, an independent gay romantic drama. The feature Growth, directed by Mark Devenport, is currently in development with support from Rook Films; their latest production with Evrim Ersoy as director, Shadows in the Deep, participated in Creative England, BFI and BBC Films’ iFeatures film development scheme.
2017 is shaping up to be our busiest year to date; we look forward to sharing our latest and greatest projects with audiences in the near future.
2014 Abdullah (Short)
2014 ‘Turn Off Your Bloody Phone’ Idents – Third Batch (Short)
2013 ‘Turn Off Your Bloody Phone’ Idents – Second Batch (Short)
2012 ‘Turn Off Your Bloody Phone’ Idents (Short)
2012 Tokophobia (Short)
2012 Daddy Cross (Webseries)
2012 Death of a Projectionist (Short)
2011 Daddy Cross (Short)
2010 To My Mother and Father (Short)