Spier Films

5 March 2012

Spier Films is an award-winning production and finance company with offices in Cape Town, London and Reykjavik. It creates and supports films, which have both critical and commercial success and often work with highly respected international producers in both a servicing and co-production capacity while remaining dedicated to fostering South African talent.

Current feature productions include Young Ones, directed by Jake Paltrow and starring Michael Shannon and Elle Fanning, The Salvation, directed by Kristian Levring and starring Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green, and The Price of Sugar, directed by Jean van de Velde and starring Gaite Jensen and Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing. We recently helped finance Verraaiers, directed by Paul Eilers, and Khumba, a film from Triggerfish Animation Studios starring Liam Neeson and Steve Buscemi.

In the past Spier Films has produced award-winning features including Black Butterflies, winner of Best Actress at the Tribeca Film Festival 2011 and U-Carmen eKhayelitsha, winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlinale 2005.

The company also works to finance and distribute documentaries, with a particular focus on politics, arts and environment.

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