Richwater Films

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"I've set up Richwater Flilms to make movies that don't compromise - I want to use the very best talent that Britain can offer, both in front of and behind the camera, in order to make truly commercial films that audiences, rather than just film-makers, will want to see. The ethos of Richwater is that working hard and doing good work will pay off and that Film is something that Britain does to a world class standard and we should celebrate that. Whether you're an actor, director, script supervisor, investor or just someone who loves movies, I hope you'll want to get involved and support truly independent UK film." Jonathan Sothcott

Launched by prolific, award-winning British film producer Jonathan Sothcott (White Collar Hooligan, Fall of the Essex Boys), RICHWATER is a new company with a wealth of experience. Over the past 5 years, Jonathan has produced films starring the like of Ray Winstone, Richard E Grant, Mark Hamill, Robert Englund, Danny Dyer, Rik Mayall and Steven Berkoff. With pictures released by virtually every major UK distributor and more than half a dozen UK top 10 hits, Jonathan is recognised as one of the most dynamic, pro-active film makers in the UK. Recently, his film The Rise & Fall of a White Collar Hooligan sold in excess of 40,000 DVD units in the UK alone, making it one of the most successful DTV releases of 2012.

Jonathan has launched Richwater to make more ambitious, commercial films that reach a wide audience and embrace recent advances in distribution platforms. "Film is changing," says Sothcott, "physical formats are clearly in decline and as digital technology emerges we have to meet it head on. To adapt is to survive."

Richwater plans to produced between 6 and 10 films per year and details of the full 2013 slate will be announced soon. Richwater will attend all of the major film markets including Berlin, Cannes and the AFM.

The company's first two announced projects, vigilante actioner Vendetta and Ibiza-set crime caper Swipe are both set to star Danny Dyer (The Football Factory, The Business) - with whom Sothcott has already worked some half a dozen times.

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    Alternative Company Names

    • Richwater/Universal
    • Richwater Films/Universal Pictures
    • Richwater Films/Anchor Bay