Clockwork’s plan to build a truly global production house has been cemented with its launch into the US market.
Spearheaded by executive producers Marc Furmie (centre), Michael D. Olmos (left) and Ty Linegar (right), the launch of the Los Angeles office heralds the start of a new venture for Clockwork – development and production of feature film and television projects.
Clockwork has been acquiring and partnering on intellectual property acquisitions and is beginning production on various projects in the prestige drama and elevated-genre space including The Enforcer, the true story of a notorious Brooklyn mafia hitman who is hired to orchestrate the assassination of Pope John Paul I with producers Jeremy Garelick (The Wedding Ringer, The Binge) and Jon Weinbach (The Last Dance); Harlem 58, the true story of the 1958 attempted assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., with producers Elliott Yancey and Jamal Mallory McCree; Defiant – based on the incredible true story of Janine Shepherd, a champion athlete who defies a diagnosis of paraplegia to become a successful aerobatics pilot with producers Alan Nevins (What To Expect When You’re Expecting) and Chris Chard and Gray State, based on the true story of David Crowley, a U.S. war veteran turned conspiracy-theorist with producer David R. Rodriguez (Colossal Youth, The Green Ghost).
The first film off the block for production will be Savage Land a 70’s-set supernatural thriller directed by Marc Furmie with producers Sean Robins (Mortal Kombat, TAG, Paul Blart), Jim Robison (Moonrock For Monday, Danger Close) and Keith Sweitzer. The film will be shot in 3rd QTR 2021.
Says Jamie Cohen, CEO, Clockwork: “We love what we do at Clockwork and part of our vision has been to expand into the long form space. With our US office and the talented team that drive it, we have built a tremendous network of producers, financiers, distributors and talent managers; making this dream a reality.”
In addition to this new venture and rebrand, Clockwork Films US is representing an impressive roster of US-based TVC directors including award-winning Samuel Bennetts, Magellan Rubin, Kevin T Willson, Laurence Thrush, Daniel Carberry, Brooke James, Etienne Aurealis and Keenan O’Reilly.