London-based film producer and financer The Fyzz Facility is expanding into television, setting up a new TV arm to create high-end scripted programs for the international market.
Zoe Rocha has been tapped as managing director of The Fyzz Facility TV. Rocha helped found LittleRock Pictures, to which she’ll continue to serve as a consultant; the company’s border-control mockumentary series, “Borderline,” which airs on Britain’s Channel 5 and on Netflix, has a second season coming out next month. Rocha has also worked with Stephen Fry and Jeremy Thomas.
“We are thrilled to be launching The Fyzz Facility TV at a time when there is so much talent and innovation in this arena,” Fyzz Facility co-founder Wayne Marc Godfrey said in a statement. “Zoe combines great taste and talent relationships with an irrepressible entrepreneurial energy.”
Rocha said the new TV arm would focus on developing “high-end, prestigious, visionary drama” and establishing “a place for writers and directors to be truly creative.”
The Fyzz Facility, which was founded in 2010, is the production company behind summer breakout hit “47 Meters Down,” the shark thriller starring Mandy Moore; a sequel, “48 Meters Down,” is in the works. Other upcoming projects include “The Foreigner,” starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan, and “Three Seconds,” with Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, and Joel Kinnaman. The Fyzz Facility also recently signed on to co-finance “The White Crow,” a film directed by Ralph Fiennes about Russian ballet star Rudolf Nureyev.