Wayne Marc Godfrey
Managing Director of The Fyzz Facility
Managing Director of The Fyzz Facility Pictures
Managing Director of The Fyzz Facility Pictures
Managing Director of The Fyzz Facility TV
Stuart D. Stanton
Head of Finance
Marketing & Development Executive
Zoë Morgan Chiswick
Personal Assistant to Robert Jones
Wayne Marc Godfrey - CEO
Wayne is the co-founder and owner of The Fyzz Facility, a prolific British production and finance company that has produced and part-funded over 185 independent feature films, investing over $225million during the last 6 years.
Wayne’s credits include Martin Scorsese’s forthcoming SILENCE starring Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield; the hotly anticipated THE YELLOW BIRDS with Jennifer Aniston and Toni Collette; BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB starring Kevin Spacey, Taron Egerton and Emma Roberts; Taylor Hackford’s THE COMEDIAN with Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Harvey Keitel & Danny DeVito and revenge thriller 478 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
With more than 100 producer credits to his name, Wayne has optioned, financed and produced 7 feature films over the last two years. These include the BAFTA nominated and BIFA winning debut from acclaimed writer/director Stephen Fingleton THE SURVIVALIST and the STX backed action thriller THE FOREIGNER based on the best selling novel The Chinaman by Stephen Leather, directed by Martin Campbell and starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan.
Wayne is currently developing a slate of film and television projects, having just wrapped a six-week shoot on FINAL SCORE starring Dave Bautista and Pierce Brosnan.
Robert Jones - CEO
Robert Jones is the co-founder and owner of The Fyzz Facility, a prolific British production and finance company that has raised over $225m in film investment to date and has produced and part-funded over 185 independent feature films during the last 6 years. Robert’s many credits include BAFTA nominated THE SURVIVALIST, THE YELLOW BIRDS with Tye Sheridan, Alden Ehrenreich, Jack Huston, Jennifer Aniston and Toni Collette; BONE TOMAHAWK the Cowboy epic starring Kurt Russell; BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB starring Kevin Spacey, Taron Egerton and Emma Roberts; Taylor Hackford’s THE COMEDIAN with Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Harvey Keitel & Danny DeVito and revenge thriller AFTERMATH starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Most recently Robert has part-funded WIND RIVER, the directorial debut from SICARIO writer Taylor Sheridan and starring Jeremy Renner, Rob Reiner’s SHOCK & AWE starring Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Jessica Biel, Milla Jovovich and James Marsden and Roland Joffé’s THE FORGIVEN starring Eric Bana and Forest Whitaker.
With over three decades of experience in a variety of roles in the international feature film and TV industry Robert’s production credits prior to the Fyzz include Academy Award winners THE USUAL SUSPECTS, GOSFORD PARK and THE CONSTANT GARDENER. Other notable producer credits include Paul Thomas Anderson’s HARD EIGHT, Stephen Frears’ DIRTY PRETTY THINGS, Mike Leigh’s VERA DRAKE, David Schwimmer’s RUN FAT BOY RUN, Neil Marshall’s CENTURION and Iain Softley’s TRAP FOR CINDERELLA. He is also producer and co-creator (with Danny Boyle, Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain) of the acclaimed Channel 4/Sundance Channel TV series BABYLON.
Robert is currently in post production on Scott Mann thriller FINAL SCORE starring Dave Bautista and Pierce Brosnan, is in production on a sequel to international horror hit STRANGERS starring Christina Hendricks and in pre-production on THREE SECONDS starring Rosamund Pike, Joel Kinnaman, Common and Clive Owen. He is developing a number of film and TV projects including THE GIRL ON THE LANDING in partnership with Julian Fellowes.
Charles Auty - Managing Director of The Fyzz Facility
Charles Auty joins The Fyzz Facility after 12 years at Ingenious Media first as a lawyer and for the last 5 years as Managing Director of Ingenious’ $500m flagship independent film fund. During his time there, Charles was at the front line of closing deals, from studio movies including AVATAR, LIFE OF PI, the X-MEN and PLANET OF THE APES franchises, music deals including The Prodigy’s double-platinum selling THE FAT OF THE LAND and live events including CREAMFIELDS through to the successful financing of hundreds of independent films with a combined value of well in excess of $3 billion.
Charles’s recent credits include, LOCKE starring Tom Hardy, THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES, starring Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, WHY WE’RE KILLING GUNTHER, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Oscar nominated/winning films MR TURNER, CAROL and BROOKLYN, ON CHESIL BEACH, BUSHWICK, I KILL GIANTS, HIGH RISE, MARY SHELLEY and HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES. Charles has substantial long-term relationships with the leading sales agents and many of the most prolific independent production companies in the world.
Mark Lane - Managing Director of The Fyzz Facility Pictures
Mark Lane joined The Fyzz having established himself in the independent feature film production industry as one half of the prolific producing partnership The Tea Shop & Film Company. Since 2012 Mark has produced nearly a dozen independent feature films alongside business partner James Harris.
Mark’s credits include StudioCanal co-production COCKNEY’S VS ZOMBIES, Sitges Grand Prize winner TOWER BLOCK, Noel Clarke’s THE ANOMALY for Universal Pictures, SXSW competition entry I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER, and Dimension co-production 47 METERS DOWN.
Before producing, Mark worked in international film sales under Simon Crowe at SC Films International representing international multi-territory sales on dozens of feature films over a six year career.
Since joining The Fyzz Facility as a director of its production arm, he currently has a number of projects in development, and is presently in pre-production for THREE SECONDs due to shoot this July in London and New York. The film is helmed by Andrea di Stefano and stars Rosamund Pike, Joel Kinnaman, Common and Clive Owen.
James Harris - Managing Director of The Fyzz Facility Pictures
James Harris began his career as a Production Manager and Line Producer on films such as BEYOND THE RAVE for Hammer, WHEN EVIL CALLS for the Horror Channel and F for Gatlin Pictures
James made the leap to producing with prison thriller SCREWED starring Noel Clarke and James D’Arcy for LIONSGATE (2011)
James set up The Tea Shop & Film Company with Mark Lane in 2010. The company made a total of 10 features, including TOWER BLOCK with Jack O’Connell (2012), COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES with Studio Canal (2012), THE ANOMALY with Universal (2014), ROMANS starring Orlando Bloom due for release later this year, ELIMINATORS with WWE, and Johannes Roberts' underwater thriller 47 METERS DOWN which is currently in theatres in the US.
In 2016 he became a director of The Fyzz Facility's production arm. Currently, he is in post on Matthew Holness' darkly twisted debut feature POSSUM and in production on THE STRANGERS 2 in Kentucky helmed by Johannes Roberts and starring Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson and Bailee Madison.
Zoë Rocha - Managing Director of The Fyzz Facility TV
Zoë Rocha founder of LittleRock Pictures joins The Fyzz Facility after broadcasting her first full comedy commission in the summer of 2016 – Channel 5 and Netflix’s hit show BORDERLINE. During her time there BORDERLINE was immediately re-commissioned for a second series, which will air in October 2017. Prior to setting up LittleRock, Zoë worked as Business Affairs Executive alongside Oscar winner Jeremy Thomas at the Recorded Picture Company/HanWay Films closing finance on projects such as BECOMING JANE, BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, and CREATION.
With several years of experience in a diversity of roles, Zoë’s production credits prior to the Fyzz include five years as COO of Stephen Fry’s company, Sprout Pictures, acting as Executive Producer on all of Sprout’s projects. Notable examples are the PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS series, starring Emma Thompson, Vanessa Redgrave and Idris Elba, as well as high-end factual projects, such as FRY’S PLANET WORD, featuring Stephen Fry, and DOWN BY THE RIVER, featuring Hugh Laurie.
Her greatest success at Sprout came after developing and producing CAPTURING SANTA – a LITTLE CRACKER for Sky1, written by and starring Chris O’Dowd. Such was the success of CAPTURING SANTA that it soon evolved, with further development, into MOONE BOY, which won an International Emmy Award.
Stuart D. Stanton - Company Secretary
Stuart D. Stanton is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales having qualified in 1975. He became a Fellow of the Institute in 1981 and set up his own Audit and Accountancy Practice in 1985.
Widely experienced in both Practice and Commerce, Stuart has over 35 years specialising in representing SMEs and Private Individuals.
Stuart's specialist industries are Film, Commodities, Motor Distributorships, Fashion, Property, and Pharmaceuticals.
Harmit Phull - Head of Finance
Harmit went Kingston University where he graduated with an Accounts and Finance Degree. He became ACCA qualified in August 2011. Prior to joining The Fyzz Facility he was employed at Aramid Capital Partners (“ACP") for 6 plus years where he worked in various roles from the Management Accountant to the Financial Controller. ACP were the service provider for Aramid Entertainment Fund, who at its peak, had NAV value in excess of $300m. Associated film titles to Aramid include the TRANSFORMERS franchise, the TWILIGHT series and BRONSON starring Tom Hardy.
Jasmin Morrison - Investment Manager
Jasmin joined The Fyzz Facility in 2013 as the Production Co-ordinator on TFF’s in-house production SUPERBOB. Following on from this she was actively engaged in the prep, production and post production for all TFF films, including Stephen Fingleton's BAFTA nominated THE SURVIVALIST and Michael Lennox's A PATCH OF FOG. Her passion for film extends to all of her activities at the company and has meant she has quickly become intrinsic to TFF’s financing and production process.
Jasmin’s current role as Investment Manager sees her working within the investment team overseeing the lending and financing for the company. She is the first point of contact for all producers / sales agents looking to finance upcoming projects and assesses all incoming financing opportunities. In addition she manages and monitors all ongoing investments for The Fyzz's financing arm.
Jasmin graduated from Heythrop College, University of London, with a 2:1 BA honors in Philosophy, Religion and Ethics in 2013.
Catherine Freeman - Marketing & Development Executive
Catherine joined The Fyzz in 2012 as Project Co-ordinator for all film development and production opportunities. Assisting throughout all stages, from the initial fundraising, through development and production, to delivery and distribution. Her experience over the past four years has included handling marketing and press campaigns for the company’s public presentation, as well as for prospective investors, with some experience in film development and the complexities of filmmaking.
In 2016 Catherine transitioned into the role of Marketing & Development Executive. Alongside her previous work Catherine is now firmly working within film development to assess and source potential material for the company’s development slate. As part of this role she is heading up the search for novel adaptations and has already sourced a few projects for the slate.
She read English Literature at the University of Leeds from where she graduated with an upper 2:1.
Charles Forden - Management Accountant
Charles Forden joined The Fyzz in 2016 as Accounts Assistant to Financial Controller Harmit Phull. He graduated from Middlesex University with a first in Accounting & Finance and is currently in the process of becoming ACCA qualified. Previously Charles worked as a Finance/Legal Intern for ESPN, as a Tax Advisor at accountant’s PEM before working as a Finance Assistant at family entertainment company Rocket Pictures.
At the Fyzz he is learning to assist throughout all stages of the company’s film financing arm whilst also helping to manage the company’s day to day bookkeeping whilst also assisting on individual productions.
Ritesh Punjawani - Management Accountant
Ritesh Punjawani joined The Fyzz in 2017 as a Management Accountant to Head of Finance Harmit Phull. He graduated with a 2:1 in Economics and Finance from Oxford Brookes and is currently in the process of becoming ACCA qualified. Previously Ritesh worked as an Assistant Accountant at Marcandi Ltd. At the Fyzz he is learning to assist throughout all stages of the company's film financing arm while also helping to manage the company's day to day bookkeeping.
Zoë Morgan Chiswick - Executive Assistant
Zoë joined The Fyzz Facility in 2016 where her role includes supporting the Managing Director, Wayne Marc Godfrey, and the rest of the company in their endeavours.
Before joining The Fyzz, Zoë read French and German at Bristol University. She went on to work in Advertising before entering the world of Film Production and Post. Having worked abroad for several years on Blockbusters and US TV shows Zoë is finally returning to her roots in independent film.
Alex Kabban - Personal Assistant to Robert Jones
Alex joined The Fyzz in June 2017 after working freelance in script development and having worked in development at Corona Pictures & Television. Prior to this, Alex was assistant to Charlotte Knight at the Knight Hall Agency and had interned at production companies such as Element Pictures and The Weinstein Company.
Initially studying Biochemistry at Imperial College London, Alex left this to pursue a life-long ambition of working in film and television. He studied Film Production at Bournemouth University.
Leonora Darby - Producer Assistant
Leo joined The Fyzz in 2017 having recently completed working as a Director's Assistant to Mike Newell. During her time working for Newell she assisted through pre-production, production and post on THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL SOCIETY starring Lily James and Matthew Goode. Prior to this, Leo was Production Assistant on Paul King's PADDINGTON 2 starring Brendan Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw. Working on the 10 week shoot Leo assisted at all levels of production.
Prior to pursuing a career in film, Leo studied History of Art at The Courtauld Institute of Art and worked in the contemporary art market for two years.
Jess Fenn - LA Coordinator
Jess joined The Fyzz in 2017 after working at an LA-based literary and talent agency. She started out in the mailroom, went on to run the story department in charge of evaluating various incoming material for the literary department, and then worked specifically for a feature literary agent.
Prior to this, she interned in development at both Akiva Goldsman’s Weed Road Pictures and Tory Tunnell & Joby Harold’s Safehouse Pictures. Jess graduated from Emerson College’s film program. She will be based out of Los Angeles for all things Fyzz.
Dominique Brundler - Executive Assistant
Dominique Brundler joined The Fyzz Facility in 2017 having recently worked at LittleRock Pictures as a Production Assistant to Zoë Rocha and Ralf Little. During her time working for LittleRock she assisted through pre-production, production and post on BORDERLINE.
Prior to this, Dominique was one of the winners of a prestigious Royal Television Society award for MY HEART IS IN THE EAST inspired by Middle Eastern conflict. She took first prize as producer in the Factual TV category at the RTS student awards.
She graduated from Goldsmiths University of London in Media & Communication specializing in Television Documentary Filmmaking.
Annika Ranin - Investment Assistant
Annika joined The Fyzz Facility in September 2017 working as an assistant to the investment team. Prior to joining the company, she has worked as a freelancer in film marketing and production in both the UK and her native Finland.
She holds a BSc in Film and TV Production from the University of York and a Postgraduate Certificate in Film Marketing and Distribution from Birmingham City University.