Newly launched U.K. production outfit Flying Fish has signed a three-year multi-film distribution deal with U.K. theatrical distribution company Entertainment Film Distributors (EFD).
The deal will cover the upcoming slate of Flying Fish, a joint venture between Fred Films’ James Spring and filmmakers Nick Moorcroft and Meg Leonard. This includes a sequel to “Fisherman’s Friends” (2019), currently in pre-production, and an untitled biopic on the inspirational life of late British COVID-19 and WWII hero Captain Sir Tom Moore.
Flying Fish are also collaborating with award-winning playwright Roy Williams on a biopic of British-Jamaican reggae musician, celebrity chef, author and businessman, Levi Roots.
Spring, Moorcroft and Leonard first worked together on the successful St. Trinian’s franchise, backed and distributed by EFD. They also collaborated on “Finding Your Feet,” which won the audience award at the Palm Springs Film Festival and made some $8 million at the U.K. box office. “Fisherman’s Friends,” also released by EFD, collected $10 million.
“We are thrilled to have found a home at EFD. Not only is Nigel Green one of the most successful independent film distributors in the world, he is a true champion of British independent film. We look forward to working with him and his passionate and talented team over the coming years to bring a wide range of commercial audience-facing films to cinemas,” said Spring, Moorcroft and Leonard of Flying Fish.
“Our collaboration on the St. Trinian’s films and ‘Fisherman’s Friends’ were not only box office successes but amongst the most enjoyable experiences we have ever had due to the enthusiasm, commitment and professionalism of all those involved. We are extremely pleased that we will be working with them again on these new projects,” said Nigel Green of EFD.
(Pictured L-R: Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard, James Spring)