F&ME Company Profile
Sam Taylor and Mike Downey founded the UK-based independent production house Film and Music Entertainment as part of an IPO on the Frankfurt DAX. Film & Music Entertainment films have been screened at Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Venice, San Sebastian and Toronto Film festivals.
F&ME produced Deathwatch (2002) (starring Jamie Bell and Andy Serkis), Fridrik Thor Fridriksson's films Niceland and Falcons, and co-produced Anders Ronnow Klarlund's puppet epic Strings, and Loving Glances, which was selected for competition in Venice 2003. Other films include Call of the Toad (Gunter Grass), Saul Metzstein's Guy X (starring Jason 'American Pie' Biggs, Jeremy Northam), and Quest for a Heart - the company's first animation film with songs by Billy Elliot's Lee Hall. In addition F&ME co-produced Mark Dornford-May's South African Son Of Man which premiered at Sundance 2007.
In 2009 F&ME produced White Lightnin, debut film maker Dominic Murphy's first feature which was screened in Sundance and Berlin Panorama. It also produced the feature documentary, Turtle: The Incredible Journey as well as Julius Kemp's Icelandic horror romp Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre. In 2011/2012 completed films included F&ME's second feature documentary StreetKids United by Tim Pritchard (Berlinale) and Srdjan Dragojevic' Berlin Film Festival Audience Award winner The Parade.
Recent productions include Julien’s Temple’s documentary Rio 50 Degrees, which aired on BBC One in May 2014 to rave reviews and Ben Hopkin’s comedy Lost in Karastan, starring Matthew MacFadyen, as well as Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s The President, which opened Venice in 2014 and was shown at the Chicago Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival.
For details of F&ME’s current slate, please refer to the Development page of our website.