Production Services Division

A bespoke service for producers by producers.


As an active co-producer of feature film productions over the last few years, Film and Music Entertainment has very often acted as the local production service provider on many of the co-productions shot in the UK.

It is as a result of this demand for our production services, that we have created a special dedicated division totally geared to providing a full service feature film production team for any international production partner looking for quality, low cost production services shooting anywhere in the UK, Ireland or Isle of Man.

Headed up by Film and Music Entertainment's head of production, Sam Taylor, our production services division can fulfil all your UK production needs from a simple casting session to a two day shoot to a full on studio production, or a couple of weeks mixing Foleys.

Services offered include: pre-production - budgeting, scheduling, casting; production - crewing up, line production, the shoot; post-production - sound, picture, laboratory work.


Film and Music Entertainment (IRE) LTD.


The company that is Film and Music Entertainment (IRE) was first registered on 24/09/2014 and has been operating as a co-producer on a number of Irish productions since then. The directors of the company are Irish born nationals Mike Downey, Conor Barry, John Keville as well as Sam Taylor. Downey is the majority shareholder. To date the company has credits in eight feature films either completed, or in post-production and three about to shoot.

To that end the company has established a bespoke exclusive post production slate deal has been put into place with the facility Windmill Lane in Dublin (www.windmilllane.com) with business affairs and accountancy matters on all F&ME (IRE) productions being handled by John Gleeson and Siobhan McIntyre at Grant Thornton Dublin (www.grantthornton.ie) who going forward will be responsible for qualifying all F&ME (IRE) productions as official Irish qualifying films. Our Irish banking facility is managed by Adrienne White at Allied Irish Bank (https://aib.ie/). As we have no in-house lawyer our productions are represented by Ruth Hunter Partner/Head of Entertainment Department at Matheson (www.matheson.com)

The first film that it was credited on was Streetkids United-The Girls from Rio which premiered at the Rio Film festival in October 2015 and had a long festival life, won the Silver Punt Audience Award for Best Documentary and the Cambridge Film Festival and the Best Documentary award at the Marbella International Film Festival, is currently being distributed by Feelsales internationally. Subsequent to that the company partnered with Savage Productions, Pyramide, and Ziegler film to produce the much-lauded Irish, French, German co-production Return to Montauk starring Stellan Skarsgard and Bronagh Gallagher which premiered in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival 2017 - Gaumont handle the world sales. Conor Barry served as producer and Keville, Downey and Taylor served as co-producers.

Currently mid-editing is the F&ME (IRE)’s ELVIS WALKS HOME - a co-production with Albania, and also written by author Jonathan Preece in collaboration with director Fatmir Koci, and produced by Irishman, Downey. The film was developed with the proceeds from Creative Europe’s Media programme. The production also received funding from the Albanian Film Centre as well as key private post production and equity funding from Ireland and Albania.

Continuing their fruitful relationship with Poland, F&ME have come on board to collaborate with long-time partner Andrzej Jakimowski on his latest picture Once Upon a Time in November (working title), the film is being handled internationally by WIDE and F&ME last partnered with Jakimowski on his 2013 Toronto success Imagine. F&ME have also joined as executive producers on Bodo Kox’s award winning screenplay The Man with The Magic Box produced by Iza Igel and Roman Jarosz at Alter Ego productions.

Shooting plans for 2017 include The Dream Girl written and directed by Maurizio Braucci, best known for his award-winning screenplays of Matteo Garrone’s Gomorra and Reality. This time Braucci has teamed up with Ida scribe Rebecca Lenckiewicz and the film will shoot in September 2017 as a UK-Ireland co-production. Post production services will be by Windmill Lane and the film will benefit from the section 481 tax credit. F&ME are working exclusively with accountants Grant Thornton in Ireland to access the tax credit.

F&ME are also continuing their working relationship with Rebecca Lenkiewicz on, The Disciple directed by Koza helmer Ivan Ostrochovsky and written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Marek Lescak and Ostrochovsky. The film handles the delicate subject of the Catholic church in Communist Slovakia and two initiate friends who sign up for the Roman-Catholic Theological Seminary, so they can escape the moral devastation of society caused by the "Normalisation Era", the period that ensued after the 1968 invasion of Soviet troops in Czechoslovakia. Post and visual effects is set for Windmill Lane in Dublin.

The Streetkids United documentary franchise, which follows the Street Child World Cup event as it travels across the globe following soccer’s FIFA World Cup is about to launch the third part in its series, after Durban and Rio, Streetkids United III - The Road to Moscow will get underway before the end of the year. As with the previous instalment, F&ME (IRE) will team with Jamillah van der Hulst and Conrad Alleblas at JaJa productions to take on the Moscow event.

And finally, How To Sell a War, by Rudolph Herzog is just completing its financing - hopefully with a grant from Eurimages and aims to begin shooting in Georgia and Germany in the late spring/early summer with post production in Ireland over the autumn period for a Sundance / Berlinale launch and full details of the production will be announced as soon as the financing is closed.

Further information about the productions of the F&ME group were published in Screen international at this year’s Berlinale: http://www.screendaily.com/news/fmes-busy-co-pro-slate-includes-feature-debut-from-gomorra-writer-braucci/5114841.article