UK film finance outfit has backed 19 productions in the last 12 months.

Gloucester Place Films has completed $20m of independent film financing since its launch.

The UK film finance outfit, a subsidiary of Matador Pictures, has backed a total of 19 productions in the last 12 months with a total production value of around $85m.

Projects backed include John Ridley’s Toronto 2013 and SXSW 2014 title Jimi: All is by My Side, Lisa Barros D’Sa & Glenn Leyburn’s BAFTA nominated Good Vibrations and Andrew Hulme’s Un Certain Regard entry Snow in Paradise.

Nigel Thomas [pictured] of Matador Pictures commented: “We’re delighted that Gloucester Place Films has been involved in the financing of a wide range of prestigious and highly regarded projects – including a BAFTA nominee, and selections for Toronto, SXSW, and Un Certain Regard.

“As a subsidiary of Matador Pictures, filmmakers and producers know that Gloucester Place Films is a safe and supportive financing partner for their projects and we are excited to be continuing and expanding these relationships at Cannes and beyond.”

Gloucester Place Films advises a number of EIS companies which make sales advances that producers are able to use to finance gap and to cash flow tax credits and sales contracts for both UK and international productions.