The team

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DIRECTOR/WRITER

POLLY STEELE (‘Lena: The Bride of Ice’; ‘Women Talking Dirty’)

Polly is an award-winning, UK-based, independent film-maker, renowned for her ability to tell the most sensitive stories. Documentary work has included BAFTA nominated Tantrums & Tiaras, the inside story of Elton John’s life (ITV), Kofi Annan, The Eye of the Storm (BBC), Ewan McGregor, A Scot in the Arctic, and Grierson-nominated The World’s Youngest Surgeon. Most recently (Jan 2015) she shot and directed Rich, Russian and Living in London for BBC 2. She was a co-founder of Elton John’s Rocket Pictures with David Furnish, developing and producing films together for 5 years. In 2010 Polly was commissioned by George Films to write an original screenplay and, as a visual artist, May 2012 saw a major exhibition of Polly’s video portraits commissioned for the opening of London’s newest Mint hotel. Her subjects included Tony Benn, Jason Isaacs and star of The Wire, Michael K Williams.

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ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSER

We are honoured to have world-renowned drummer, solo singer and songwriter PHILIP SELWAY from RADIOHEAD, as Soundtrack Composer for Let Me Go.  Philip has also jointly composed music for a Merce Cunningham Event for Rambert Dance Company.  In addition to recording and touring with Radiohead, he has released two solo albums and has worked with the Samaritans since 1991.

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PRODUCER

DAVID BRODER  David has worked as a Location Manager and Production Manager on large budget features for many years including ‘The King’s Speech’,  The Imitation Game’ and  ‘Eastern Promises’. He has just finished Spielberg’s ‘BFG’ as the ‘Unit Production Manager’ and most importantly for us Production and Location managed ‘Woman in Gold’ starring Helen Mirren which was shot entirely in Vienna and London in 2014.   David brings a wealth of experience. 

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PRODUCER (In Trust Films)

LIZZIE PICKERING Ex-Channel 4 (Channel 4 Daily News/Big Breakfast).  Following the death of her eldest son Harry, Lizzie became a founding member of the fundraising team at Helen & Douglas House, helping to raise £5 million a year for Hospice care for children and young adults.

For 12 years Lizzie produced fundraising events and supported the Major Donor and Corporate teams too.  During those years she co-produced a yearly comedy show, Childish Things, featuring among others Michael McIntyre, Miranda Hart, Hugh Laurie, Bill Bailey, Jimmy Carr, Rowan Atkinson, the cast of QI, Radiohead, Jamie Cullum, Rob Brydon and many more.

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EXECUTIVE PRODUCER (In Trust Films)

GEORGES TSITOS joined the Let Me Go team in Nov 2014.  Georges has a successful track record both in developing European companies into successful and healthy businesses, and as a motorbike racer he can regularly be found reaching speeds of 300km/hr. This combination of courage and control are invaluable to our Let Me Go team. He also acts as an early stage investor for start-up projects and provides business development advice to Boards.

 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

RUPERT LABRUM  retired from investment banking after a successful  25 year career. He was involved in the Treasury and funding operations of international banks, fund managers and building societies. He also ran a proprietary trading desk in the sterling derivatives market at Deutsche bank. Rupert has spent the last 2 years as a seed investor for many small UK start -up companies. He lists skiing, sailing and playing bad golf as some of his many interests.

All Publicity enquiries:
Nick Pourgourides, Axiom Films
T: 0207 243 3111
E: nick@axiomfilms.co.uk