Kristian Brodie, one of the producers of BIFA-winning documentary Next Goal Wins, is departing Agile Films to become an independent producer under his own banner VERYFINE. 

Brodie, who had helped established Agile’s feature film devision as head of development, will continue to work on Agile’s current slate of films while also developing his own slate of features and TV projects under the new development consultancy and production company. 

As a development consultant to Agile, he will continue to oversee the script development scheme Agile Films/INCUBATE.

He will continue to work on Michael Pearce’s BFI-backed debut feature film Beast on behalf of Agile, alongside Ivana MacKinnon and Lauren Dark of Stray Bear.

Brodie said: “I’ve enjoyed every minute of my five and a half years at Agile Films, but feel that now is the time for a new challenge.

“I’m hugely grateful for all the support I’ve been given by Myles Payne, David Staniland and all of the team at Agile, and I’m glad to know that we will continue to collaborate in the future.”

American Samoa football story Next Goal Wins, Agile’s first feature film, was co-produced with Archer’s Mark.