Wayne Marc Godfrey
Stuart D. Stanton
Head of Operations
Head of Development
Head of Finance
Wayne Marc Godfrey - Co-Managing Director
Wayne is a film and media professional with over twelve years of experience in acquisition, production, finance and distribution. Over the last four years, through his company The Fyzz Facility, Wayne has procured multiple millions of pounds worth of investment into film production, foreign sales advances and as well as acquiring 14 titles for UK distribution.
In addition, Wayne has optioned, financed and produced 5 feature films over the last 2 years. Currently he is in post-production for the debut feature from Oscar nominated and BAFTA winning director Michael Lennox, A PATCH OF FOG. Earlier this year he took Stephen Fingleton's THE SURVIVALIST to Tribeca where it received great critical acclaim and he is currently in pre-production for the adaptation of Stephen Leather’s best-selling novel THE CHINAMAN adapted by Hollywood screenwriter David Marconi (Enemy of the State, Die Hard 4) due to shoot later this year.
Other notable credits include, the critically acclaimed TIFF feature CAKE starring Jennifer Aniston and Anna Kendrick and the forthcoming LONDON FIELDS based on the Martin Amis bestseller and starring Amber Heard and Billy Bob Thornton. Most recently he has part-financed Scorsese's SILENCE due to star Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield, as well as BUS 657 with Robert De Niro.
Wayne graduated from the University of Leeds, with a first class BA honors in Media with Management. He had spent several years before and during university working for Goldcrest Films International and New York based Department Of Film, writing and filming an array of music videos, commercials and documentaries. On graduating, Wayne rejoined Goldcrest Films as their European Acquisition & Development coordinator and at the end of 2006 become their Director of Acquisitions & Development until he left to set up The Fyzz Limited.
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Robert Jones - Co-Managing Director
Robert Jones’ production credits include Academy Award winners THE USUAL SUSPECTS, GOSFORD PARK and THE CONSTANT GARDENER. With three decades of experience in the international feature film Industry Robert has built an impressive track record working with established filmmakers as well as identifying new talent and commercial feature film material. Starting out in distribution and acquisition Jones was responsible at Palace Pictures and PolyGram for picking up such hits as WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, WILD AT HEART, CINEMA PARADISO, RESERVOIR DOGS and SHALLOW GRAVE.
Notable 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. Robert is also producer and co-creator (with Danny Boyle, Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain) of the acclaimed Channel 4/Sundance Channel TV series BABYLON.
Recent production THE SURVIVALIST by writer/director Stephen Fingleton was critically lauded at its world premiere at New York’s 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. In post-production are A PATCH OF FOG, from BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated director Michael Lennox and the recently wrapped ALLEYCATS, an urban thriller starring Eleanor Tomlinson, John Hannah and John Lynch.
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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 30 years specialising in representing SMEs and Private Individuals.
Stuart's specialist industries are Film, Commodities, Motor Distributorships, Fashion, Property, and Pharmaceuticals.
David Gilbery - Head of Operations
David joined The Fyzz in 2012 and oversees all production and financing affairs for the company. Previously he worked with a number of UK Production companies and gained experience working with film financing and Distribution company CinemaNX. Prior to this he spent time working at the BBC on flagship show Holby City.
Before entering the Feature Film Industry, David spent two years working in financial recruitment servicing world leading investment banking clients such as JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs.
For The Fyzz Facility, David has Produced and Exec Produced a number of Feature Films including SUPERBOB starring Catherine Tate, SHELBY: THE DOG WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS starring Chevy Chase & Rob Schneider and the recently released THE HOOLIGAN FACTORY. David also sources and manages new and current investment opportunities for The Fyzz Facility's Debt financing business.
David graduated from the University of Birmingham, with a first class BA honors in English and Creative Writing. He then spent time consulting for large International Investment Banks and Hedge Funds.
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Emma Lamont - Head of Development
Emma joined The Fyzz Facility in 2013 as Head of Development and is currently building a slate of commercial genre projects and working with both established and up-and-coming talent.
Emma's career in film began in distribution in the Press and PR department of Metrodome. She ran campaigns for films such as the Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe winning AWAY FROM HER, directed by Sarah Polley, and Oscar-winning THE COUNTERFEITERS directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky. Emma was also involved in acquisitions and attended major markets, such as Cannes, to scout for new projects.
Deciding to move into production, Emma completed the Producing MA at the National Film and Television School, where she was the David Yates scholar and mentored by Paul Webster. Over two years Emma developed and produced five fiction films including REMNANTS and MY AMERSHAM which have since been broadcast on Channel 4 and screened at numerous international festivals.
Upon graduation Emma freelanced for companies such as BBC Films, Film 4, Paramount and Momentum before joining Rainmark Films as their Development Associate in 2011. During this time Emma also produced the award-winning documentary, BAD BOYS, directed by Marc Williamson. Channel 4's First Cut strand commissioned a longer version of the film, THE LAST CHANCE SCHOOL, which Emma produced with BAFTA-winning Minnow Films. The documentary received critical acclaim when it aired in Spring 2014 and has been shortlisted for a Grierson. Emma also has a feature film in development with BBC Films, with writer Alexis Zegerman.
The Fyzz have completed the first film developed through Emma's slate, a family movie starring Chevy Chase and Rob Schneider, and are now due to commence prep on the second; a London-set action/thriller called ALLEYCATS, to be directed by Ian Bonhote, which Emma will also produce.
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NICOLA HODSON - Head of Finance
Nicola joined The Fyzz Facility in 2013 as Head of Finance where she looks after all aspects of the Fyzz Group’s finances and investments.
Nicola has worked in accounting and finance since 1996, spending the last decade at a senior level. During this time, Nicola worked for over six years in the film and media industry. Starting at EM Media in 2002, a UK Film Council funded regional screen agency, Nicola gained experience managing treasury, lottery, European structural funds and private equity partners in film related projects. She has also previously worked on a consultancy basis supporting SME’s developing business plans and setting up financial systems.
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Catherine Freeman - Project Co-ordinator
Catherine Freeman joined The Fyzz in 2012 as Project Co-ordinator for all film development and production opportunities. She assists throughout all stages, from the initial fundraising, through development and production, to delivery and distribution. Her experience over the past two 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.
Throughout her time at The Fyzz, Catherine has developed skills in design, creating presentations that assist in a myriad of stages of a film, from financing to distribution. This can involve brand development in the early stages of film, as well as for the company in general. She is also The Fyzz Facility's client facing investor liaison. Additionally, Catherine has lent her skills to film development, working with TFF's Head of Development to help assess potential material for the company's Development Slate.
She read English Literature at the University of Leeds from where she graduated with an upper 2:1.
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Jasmin Morrison - Executive Assistant
Jasmin joined The Fyzz Facility as a Production Intern in 2013, having always had an interest in working in film. After a couple of months interning on the production of SuperBob in London, she was taken on full-time as Wayne Godfrey's Executive Assistant.
Alongside managing office administration for The Fyzz Facility Team and organising Wayne Godfrey’s schedule, Jasmin has worked as part of the production team on a number of TFF’s in-house produced titles, serving as a Fyzz contact, particularly on shoots that have taken place abroad. She has fulfilled the role of both production and post-production co-ordinator on many occasions, assisting with everything from co-ordinating ADR to drawing up unit lists, working with particularly on post-production pick up days. Overall, Jasmin has shown a passion for film that extends to all of her activities at the company and has quickly become intrinsic to the Fyzz financing and production process.
Jasmin Morrison studied Philosophy, Religion and Ethics at at Heythrop College, University of London where she gained a 2:1.
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