Benchmark Films is a film and TV production company focused on the development and production of entertainment content for the international market. The company also offers production services and access to entertainment media investment opportunties for qualifying investors. 

Synopsis: Across the city organised gangs are fighting for control of the lucrative supply of narcotics but supremacy in this violent world is short-lived as younger, hungrier and more ruthless gangs move up. Against this brutal backdrop Ged Brennan, Moby, Ratter and their crew pursue a dying trade of old time heists but, with two decades of meticulously planned jobs behind him, Ged is now planning to turn his back on this life but not before planning one final heist. As usual, he won't give them any details until the morning of the job so, until then, they have to stay off the street and keep out of trouble. The problem is that Moby loves to go out and with just days to go before the heist, an incident in a lapdance bar nearly leads to a gang war. Ratter, meanwhile, has long since outgrown the needless danger of Ged's blags and is desperate to cut all links with the crew but, for now, he has his own sinister reasons for staying on board. As the make-or-break heist approaches, Ged needs to summon all his street nous and killer instinct just to survive and even then he needs friends in low places to ensure that the stains vanish without trace.

Synopsis: 1990. The rave scene has arrived from Ibiza and warehouse parties are exploding across the UK bringing phenomenal wealth to the organisers. In Manchester, best mates Matt and Dylan are in their early 20’s and long to be more than just punters. As the government moves to outlaw the scene, it’s now or never and they quickly rise through the ranks to join the promoting elite. They are taken on a wild journey from the exclusive VIP rooms of London clubs to the outrageous parties in Ibiza super-villas and the hedonism of Amsterdam. It’s everything they dreamed of and more. But as their success continues to grow, they attract a more dark and sinister world. Matt and Dylan start to drift apart as they are forced to question the dreams they set out to achieve and their once solid friendship.

Production Services

Benchmark Films offers international producers a full production service, whether work is to be undertaken within the UK or using the UK as a production hub for projects filming in Europe or internationally. Previous work ranges from low budget productions to managing $65m international film co-productions. Services include: 

» establishing a bespoke production company to meet a production's requirements, including VAT and company admin
» facilitating co-productions with non-UK countries, whether contractual or formal Treaty (Australia, Canada, China, France, India, Israel, Jamaica, Morocco, New Zealand, South Africa)/ European Convention co-productions
» full budgeting, accounting, auditing and payroll
» UK film and TV tax credit pre-approvals, final applications and managing rebates
» access to competitive equipment quotes
» production legals
» actor and extras casting
» access to non-union cast/ crew
» sourcing production insurances
» subject to the project details, access to film tax credit funding, gap finance, post-production deals and regional/ national funding

Companies We Work With 

Investment

Benchmark Films works with UK and international wealth managers, family offices and Section 21 FSMA exempt investors to structure tax efficient investments into entertainment media content with long term revenue and IP potential. Contact us for further details.

Contact

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