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Simon Egan


Having torn himself away from the hustle bustle of the city in the ‘90s, Simon retrained as a filmmaker and has been directing since 2000, kicking off with the genre breaking Cutting Edge ‘Looking For Ricky’. He has since worked with all major UK broadcasters as a freelance documentary director/producer across a broad range of dangerous and challenging subjects around the world, developing a unique and eye-catching style that bagged him an RTS nomination for ‘The Trouble With Black Men’.

Keen to build on these achievements, Simon is overseeing several new documentary projects for Bedlam whilst developing his feature film directorial debut.

  Based in London, BAFTA and Academy Award-winning Bedlam Productions’ key areas of activity are feature film and documentary production. Both founder members have worked extensively for major national and international broadcast networks and film production companies, gaining critical and commercial acclaim.

With a significant development slate, Bedlam is set to supply a broad selection of commissions for theatrical, broadcast and multi-platform release.
       
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Gareth Ellis-Unwin


Now an Academy Award winning Producer, Gareth has built on his years of practical experience as an AD and PM and takes the lead on Bedlam's feature film slate. Winning a BAFTA nomination, Spirit and Dinard awards with his first film Exam, Gareth has followed that with the critically-acclaimed The King's Speech, picking up the Audience Award at Toronto Film Festival, a Producers Guild of America award, seven BAFTAs, including both Outstanding British Film and Best Film, and four Academy Awards, including Best Film.

Having also overseen the live action animation The Flying Machine in Poland and Zaytoun with Far Films in Israel, Gareth is looking forward to commencing 'The Lady Who Went Too Far', which sees Bedlam re-unite with King's Speech writer David Seidler on a fascinating tale of female heroism in the early 19th century

 

 
       
 

Will Sergeant


Will Sergeant is an Executive Producer - Development at Bedlam and is a triple Royal Television Society (RTS) award winning filmmaker. He co-founded production company Leopard Films and is a trusted Series Producer, Executive Producer and Head of Development with experience at a number of leading independent production companies and the BBC. Will produced 'Crip on a Trip' for Channel Four, which won two RTS awards, 'Made in England' for BBC1 (which also won an RTS award). Will was the Series Producer on 'How Does That Work?' for Discovery Channel and 'Britain's Worst Learners' for Virgin 1.

 

 
       
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Olwyn Silvester


In the newly created role of Director of Production, Olwyn is responsible for over-seeing all productions, expanding Bedlam’s output across factual, TV drama, feature film and new media. Building the business both in the UK and abroad, Olwyn is focused on attracting new talent to the company, both on and off screen.

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Stella Nwimo


Stella joins the producing team, taking the lead on a number of film and television titles. With vast experience in producing independently financed theatrical films, Stella most recently produced Campbell X's festival favourite, the gay-urban-romantic comedy ‘Stud Life’, which premiered at the BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival in 2012.
 
       
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Amy Reith


Amy graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in English and Creative Media. With experience in busy, multi-national companies she joined Bedlam in March 2013. Amy currently writes film and television articles and reviews for several online media publications. She is responsible for the day to day operations of the office and is the first point of contact for any general enquiries.
 
       
       
Images of Simon and Gareth by Mark Bushkes Photography