Wayne Marc Godfrey
Head of Business Operations
Head of Mobile Media
Head of Development
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 three 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 2 feature films over the last 8 months and is developing the adaptation of Stephen Leather’s best-selling novel The Chinaman, written by Hollywood screenwriter David Marconi (Enemy of the State, Die Hard 4) and the Hollywood Blacklisted The Survivalist, both are due to shoot spring / summer 2014.
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 Depart- ment Of Film, writing and film- ing an array of music videos, commercials and documen- taries. 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 winning films The Usual Suspects, Gosford Park and The Constant Gardener as well as Paul Thomas Anderson's Hard Eight, Stephen Frears' Dirty Pretty Things, Mike Leigh's Vera Drake, David Schwimmer's Run Fat Boy Run and Neil Marshall's Centurion.
Jones has almost three decades experience in the international feature film industry and has built an impressive track record, working with established filmmakers as well as identifying and developing 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. His various other roles have included Head of the UK Film Council Premiere Fund and President of New Line/Entertainment joint UK production venture Material Entertainment.
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David Gilbery - Head of Business 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. He read English Literature at Birmingham City University from where he graduated with a 1st class honors.
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Robert Karp - Head of Mobile Media
Robert Karp joins The Fyzz Facility as Head of Mobile Media after 8 years of working for Sony Playstation. During his time at Sony, Robert rose through the ranks and quickly found himself working with independent developers across the EMEA territories, producing exclusive PlayStation (PS) games, including Dead Nation which won the 2011 PlayStation Network Gamers' Choice Award.
Although focus was mostly on latest generation of consoles, Robert has produced titles for Sony on a number of different platforms including, PS2, PSP, PS3, PS VITA, PS Mobile, the Xperia Play and some of Sony's tablets. Whilst producing the award winning and commercially successful Hustle Kings with VooFoo Studios, Robert was featured in Develop's 30 under 30, an annual list of the game development's rising stars. Most recently, before leaving Sony, Robert was working on Tearaway an exclusive PS VITA game developed by the highly acclaimed, BAFTA Award winning studio Media Molecule!
Emma Lamont - Head of Development
Emma joined The Fyzz Facility in 2013 as Head of Development, she is currently building a slate of commercial genre projects and working with exciting up-and-coming talent.
Emma's background 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, regularly read submissions and attended 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. 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 such as the 2010 London Film Festival.
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 has commissioned a longer version of the film, which Emma is producing with Bafta-winning Minnow Films. Emma also has a feature film in development with BBC Films, with writer Alexis Zegerman.
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Catherine Freeman - Project Co-ordinator
Catherine Joined The Fyzz Facility in 2012 as a project Co-ordinator for all Mobile Media projects and film development opportunities. Catherine is also TFF’s client facing investor Liaison. She read English Literature at the University of Leeds from where she graduated with an upper 2:1. Prior to joining The Fyzz Facility Catherine Freeman lived and worked in Australia for a year.
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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, Jasmin was taken on full-time as Wayne Godfrey's Executive Assistant. She is intrinsic to the TFF production process and also manages office administration for The Fyzz Facility Team. She studied Philosophy, Religion and Ethics at at Heythrop College, University of London where she gained a 2:1.
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