Neon Films is an Oscar nominated production company that was founded in London in 2008. We find untold stories from the margins and bring them into the mainstream spotlight for international audiences. We have assembled a slate of commercially viable, artistically outstanding film and TV projects and are 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 is an Oscar nominated producer that has over twenty year’s 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 in London. 

Recently she produced the thriller LOCKED IN with Gaumont and Netflix, directed by Nour Wazzi. Last year saw the release of THE DUKE, starring Academy Award winners Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren directed by Roger Michell, which launched at Venice and then Telluride, as well as the music feature documentary WHO KILLED THE KLF? A co-production with Fulwell 73, released through Picturehouses and Sky Cinema.

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 executive produced by Barbara Broccoli. 

Nicky is an active member of BAFTA and Women in Film & Television, is the co-chair of Pact’s Film Producers’ Group and a Pact council member as well as one of the founders of the campaigning organisation, Raising Films.

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.