MetFilm Production is MetFilm School’s own production company making high-quality fiction and documentary films.
Founded in 2007, by Jonny Persey, MetFilm Production makes high-quality fiction and documentary films for theatrical audiences worldwide. Consisting of a small and passionate team of filmmakers, who work in close partnership with directors to enable them to bring their vision to the life on screen. Together with companies, MetFilm Sales and MetFilm School, the company provides a synergistic environment for both established and emerging talent.
‘Swimming with Men’, MetFilm Production’s latest feature-film, starring Rob Brydon and directed by Oliver Parker, was released in summer of 2018, and can now be found on Netfilx. Recent documentary releases include ‘Sour Grapes’ (also available on Netflix) and the award-winning ‘How to Change the World’, which premiered at Hot Docs and Sundance respectively.
Previous films include hit comedy ‘The Infidel’ starring Omid Djalili, Grierson-winner ‘Deep Water‘, ‘French Film’ starring Hugh Bonneville, Sarah Gavron’s ‘Village at The End of the Word’, Jeanie Finlay’s ‘The Great Hip Hop Hoax’ and BAFTA-winning short ‘September’ by Esther May Campbell.
MetFilm Production’s latest documentary, tells the story of a commercial diver is stranded on the seabed with 5 minutes of oxygen, but no chance of rescue for more than 30 minutes. With access to amazing archive, this is the true story of one man’s impossible fight for survival.
Out April 2019.
Based on acclaimed Storyville documentary Men Who Swim, ‘Swimming with Men’ is a heart-warming comedy about a man in the throes of a mid-life crisis who finds new meaning in his life as part of an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronised swimming team.
Directed by: Oliver Parker. Produced by: Stewart le Maréchal, Anna Mohr-Pietsch, Maggie Monteith. Starring: Rob Brydon, Adeel Akhtar, Jim Carter, Rupert Graves, Daniel Mays, Charlotte Riley, Thomas Turgoose, with Jane Horrocks and Nathaniel Parker.
What is the future of education in a networked world? TED Prize-winning scientist Sugata Mitra installs an unmanned Internet kiosk in a remote Bengali village to pioneer “The School in the Cloud”. As children encounter the Internet for the first time, will they be able to use it to transform their futures?
Directed by: Jerry Rothwell, Producers: Al Morrow, Dan Demissie. Executive. Produced by: Ted Dintersmith, Tabitha Jackson, Stewart Le Marechal, Richard Ray Perez, Jonny Persey, Lynda Weinman.