Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard, James Spring (1)

Source: Flying Fish

(L-R): Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard, James Spring

Entertainment Film Distributors (EFD) has signed a three-year UK output deal with new production company Flying Fish.

The deal covers Flying Fish’s upcoming slate, including the sequel to 2019 box office hit Fisherman’s Friends, which is in pre-production; and the recently announced untitled biopic on the life of the late Tom Moore, the former British Army officer who became a charity fundraiser during the pandemic. 

Filmmakers Nick Moorcroft and Meg Leonard are co-writing the screenplays for the two titles. Flying Fish launched in 2020 as a joint venture between Moorcroft, Leonard and James Spring of Fred Films.

The company is also collaborating with playwright Roy Williams on a biopic oof British-Jamaican reggae musician, chef, author and businessman Levi Roots.

Spring, Moorcroft and Leonard first worked with EFD on the St. Trinian’s franchise, which was backed and distributed by EFD. They have subsequently collaborated on 2017 comedy Finding Your Feet; and the first Fisherman’s Friends title which pulled in £7.4m in the UK and Ireland in 2019.