UK production outfit Lowkey Films has signed a three-film co-production deal with Luc Roeg’s production company and sales agency Independent Entertainment.
Independent will finance, co-produce and represent sales on horror Tender Omens and sci-fi thriller Beyond The Deep, with a third project in early development.
London-based Lowkey Films was founded by Jamie Gamache and Connor O’Hara in 2013, with feature credits including Kindling, starring George Somner, which was O’Hara’s debut feature as director and is on theatrical release in the UK.
UK filmmaker Thomas James will helm Tender Omens, an intense psychedelic horror which will mark his debut feature, having worked on music videos for the likes of Sam Fender and Paloma Faith.
Elliot and Zander Weaver, whose micro-budget feature breakout Cosmos was released in 2019, will write and direct Beyond The Deep, a single location sci-fi thriller set on the ocean floor.
Roeg, CEO, and Cora Palfrey, COO, of Independent Entertainment, said: “Jamie and Connor have impeccable taste and their ambitions and values align with what Independent Entertainment stands for. Independent have a long history of working with talented and ground-breaking filmmakers early in their careers, and this slate of commercial British indie films, which we are producing with Lowkey, feels like a natural next step. What’s more, we couldn’t be happier to be welcoming Thomas, Elliot and Zander—all exciting filmmakers with incredible careers ahead of them—to our upcoming slate.”
Gamache and O’Hara added: “We started Lowkey to push and pioneer a non-toxic, collaborative and ethics-led way of working and have found partners who genuinely align with these values in the team at Independent Entertainment. Together we believe the directors we’re working with to each have the kind of drive and boundless imagination which makes the British independent sector so distinctive and look forward to championing their work.”