We are neon

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Neon Films was founded in 2008 to develop and produce untold stories from diverse voices for international audiences. The company has focused on assembling a raft of commercially viable, artistically outstanding film and TV projects and is collaborating with some of the best new and established talent in the UK with funding from a range of public and private sources.

Neon Films was founded in 2008 to develop and produce untold stories from diverse voices for international audiences. The company has focused on assembling a raft of commercially viable, artistically outstanding film and TV projects and is collaborating with some of the best new and established talent in the UK with funding from a range of public and private sources.

NICKY BENTHAM

FOUNDER/PRODUCER

Nicky has twenty years experience in the film industry, having studied film production in her native Australia before taking on freelance production roles that eventually led her to producing her own projects and establishing Neon Films. 

Her most recent film, THE DUKE, stars Academy Award winners Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren and was directed by Roger Michell. It premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2020 to five star reviews and will be released later this year by Pathe and Sony Picture Classics. 

Nicky also recently completed post on the feature documentary WHO KILLED THE KLF? A co-production with Fulwell 73, also set for a 2021 release.

Other feature producing credits include Duncan Jones’ multi award-winning sci-fi MOON starring Sam Rockwell, THE SILENT STORM starring Andrea Riseborough and Damian Lewis which was executive produced by Barbara Broccoli, the children’s dance film YOU CAN TUTU acquired by Netflix and the BAFTA nominated theatrical feature documentary TAKING LIBERTIES.

Between 2012 and 2015 Nicky acted as Executive Producer on the BFI’s short film scheme, delivering 17 films that went on to gain accolades at Cannes, the BIFAs and BAFTAs. 

Nicky is an active member of BAFTA and Women in Film & Television, she has recently been re-elected to PACT Council and is the co-chair of PACT’s Film Producer’s Group as well as one of the founders of the campaigning organisation, Raising Films (www.raisingfilms.com).

KATHARINE OTWAY

BUSINESS AFFAIRS

Katharine trained as a banking lawyer for city law firm Clifford Chance, where she qualified in 1995. She then worked in general media/entertainment before specialising in film and television in 2000. She worked for Olswang from 2000 to 2004 and for Wiggin from 2005 to 2009.

At both firms she worked on all aspects of production, financing and distribution of feature films and television programmes, ranging from low budget independent productions to big budget studio productions. She acted for various US Studios, UK independent producers and sales agents/distributors.

Katharine set up her own business affairs consultancy in 2009 to advise on and negotiate contracts in respect of all aspects of film and television development, production, financing and distribution. She now acts for various independent film and TV production companies and also sits on the Board of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Katharine has been working with Neon Films across all development and production projects since 2014.