Rob Weston is one of the UK’s most exciting young film Producers.
His early credits include Assistant Producing the fantasy pilots of ‘Tales From Middle Earth’ and ‘Demon Hunters’ for producer Simon Rush of MGM and director Bob Keen (‘Hellraiser’, ‘Dog Soldiers’), as well as Producer’s Representative on Ash Baron Cohen’s ‘This Girl’s Life’ starring James Woods. His burgeoning talents were soon spotted by Former VP of 20th Century Fox Tim Hampton (‘Aliens’, ‘Lost in Space’, ‘Chariots of Fire’), who soon became Rob’s mentor figure.
In 2001 Rob set up his own production company, Straightwire Films Ltd. On inception, Straightwire were focused primarily on the hugely competitive music promo sector, and it was not long before they developed into one of the UK’s most prolific music promo companies.
Straightwire would go on to pick up various awards and accolades, and exclusively represented some of the world’s most talented directors, including 3 time ‘music video director of the year’ Mike Brady.
Concurrently, Straightwire were Developing a roster of international feature films, working with a talented pool of established and up and coming writers. This culminated in 2008 with the production of ‘Gnaw’.
Future projects include ‘Stag’ a thriller, which sees Rob re-team with writer of ‘Gnaw’ Michael Bell, and the fantasy horror ‘Love Motel’ where Rob will produce alongside acclaimed Executive Producer Pierre David (‘Scanners’, ‘Videodrome’, ‘Internal Affairs’).
Max Waller is one of the UK's most exciting screen writing prospects. After studying film at Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Max has spent his time, developing a wide variety of marquee film projects.
Teaming up with screenwriter Mike Bell, Max has gone from strength to strength in putting together an imposing roster of scripts, which range both in genre and theme.
Max draws from much of his experience as an opera producer working with the BAFTA award winning composer Geoffrey Burgon on two new operas, one of which 'Hard Times' has its world premiere in 2007.
Mike graduated from Brighton polytechnic with an honors degree in visual communications before being seconded to the BBC to write, produce and direct.
He established himself as a successful production designer working alongside Alex Mcdowell, one of Hollywood's leading designers, (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Minority Report, The Terminal.) He was headhunted by A&M Records to head up their promo division and in two years won several top awards including two Golds at the MTV awards and a Silver at the New York Film Festival.
After a successful career as a director of music videos and commercials, Mike formed a writer/ director partnership with perhaps the hottest director working in the UK today, David Yates (Director of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) Their first feature film project working as writer/ director 'Shipbuilding' is due to commence shooting this Spring.
Working in conjunction with his co-writer Max Waller, Mike is developing an exciting roster of project, which are attracting the interest of several producers and investors.
After graduating in 1996 with a BA in Film and Sociology, Stevens moved to Los Angeles, eventually working as a script reader for Licht-Mueller Film Group (Waterworld, The Cable Guy) AJM Productions and 7.23 Productions. Soon after he accepted a development executive position with Prosperity Pictures and was actively involved in the development of 17 feature films that went into production. During the late 90s he jumped over to the Internet and became editor and film critic for the start-up company FilmsOn.com and their proposed print edition. The Internet then crashed shortly thereafter.
Stevens spent the next two years doing production work on movies including the indie smash Secretary. He co-founded Pink Bubble Bath: The Sexy Film Festival - hosted by the lovely Dita Von Teese.
In 2005, he joined Imagination Worldwide as Contracts and Acquisitions Coordinator before becoming the Director of Acquisitions and Marketing in 2007. Since that time he has overseen the acquisition and marketing of genre hits such as The Hamiltons and The Zombie Diaries as well as critical standouts such as The Living and The Dead, The Lost, Five Across the Eyes and Smash Cut.
In 2010, Stevens, became the Head Of International Sales for Celluloid Nightmares.