Together with our creative team, experienced production management and influential investors, we aim to establish The Bridge Films as a major production house in the UK.
Led by producer/director Gary Love and producer Melanie Dicks, the company intends to produce 10 films over the next five years. Our focus is the production of high quality films - bringing together a unique combination of creative elements, industry expertise and fiscal discipline to produce low budget independent films which can generate high returns on investment.
Our first film, 'The Dark Mile', will be released in early 2017, with the second, 'Nan & Me' going into production in January 2017 and a further film, ‘Undercover’ that will begin production in October 2017.
The company has established links with industry technicians, writers, literary managers and actors. Focusing on screenplay discovery/development, we’ll evaluate and develop scripts for a considered audience.
When casting for productions and sourcing scripts our long standing relationships prove priceless. The Bridge Films has currently produced The Dark Mile and is in development with a diverse and exciting original slate of films.
Producer and Director
Gary has over three decades of experience in the screen industries, both as an actor and as a director of films, TV series, serials and commercials. Gary directed the Edinburgh Film Festival nominated British low budget urban thriller “Sugarhouse” (2007) starring Andy Serkis, Ashley Walters and Steven Mackintosh. He also project-led the Emmy award winning “Waking the Dead” for the BBC. He has just finished directing “The Following” (2015), a Warner Brothers drama series for the Fox network, starring Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy.
Amongst many others he has directed John Thaw, Ray Winstone, Ewen Bremner, Matthew Rhys, Shawn Ashmore, Emily Lloyd, James Purefoy and Kevin Bacon. Gary has directed in excess of 30 hours of prime time British drama.
He is perhaps best known for playing the role of “Sergeant Wilton” in the long running award winning series “Soldier Soldier”. He has also starred alongside Michael Caine, Richard E Grant, Michael Gough and Jessica Alba.
Melanie has worked on over 45 feature films during a 25 year career from 1st Assistant Director to Producer. Films include St.Trinian’s 1 & 2, Mike Basset: England Manager, Run, Fat Boy, Run, plus US/UK productions such as Kevin Costner’s Upside of Anger.
In 2002, she formed Handsome Films, a UK production company and since its launch has produced commercials for clients such as the DVLA, EA Games, Adidas and WH Smith.
In 2010, concerned by the lack of environmental best practice in the UK filming industries, Melanie co-founded Greenshoot, a Sustainability and Environmental Consultancy firm, the first of its kind in the world. To date the company has supported over 80 filming productions and in 2013 won Consultancy of the Year at the Business Green Leaders awards. Greenshoot are the sustainability partners of the BFI & Film London. She represents the UK film industry at international events.
Melanie has intimate knowledge of the entire film production process from script to screen.
A Corporate Finance and Investment Banking professional who started his career with Schroders in 1985, Robert has a broad experience of business, especially in relation to start-ups and the funding of new ventures. He has board level experience in both private and public quoted companies and has held the positions of CEO and Chairman of AIM quoted companies, also chairing audit and remuneration committees.
Robert was a founding partner of Curzon Corporate Finance Ltd, which he and his partners sold in 2012. Since that date he has worked as a principal and consultant on various projects including media and film.