Inspired by the brilliance of filmmakers…

Embankment Films provide individually tailored solutions for filmmakers to finance their films.

Specialising in financing of quality and award-winning films, the company procures pre-sales, tax-credit facilities, equity, mezzanine and gap financing for international producers, enabling filmmakers to manage their “owned” film assets.

Embankment acquires and packages projects that have targeted audiences, and offers international distributors first class marketing and technical delivery.

Founded in 2012 by Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar – the management maintain a validated track record for excellent performance. Tim has been financing high quality films for over 20 years, and Hugo Grumbar has been releasing films as a distributor for over 10 years.

Tim and Hugo’s career roster of over 250 new feature films (and amalgamated library management of over 1000 titles) include feature films that have garnered over 65 Academy Awards and Nominations.

Senior Management complement the company with diverse specialist skills, fluent in French, Italian, Spanish and Catalan.

Most importantly each executive in the company share a genuine passion for entertainment media – film and TV.

Terry Back acts as Executive Advisor to the Board, and as consultant to the Media Sector of Grant Thornton International and Grant Thornton UKLLP. Terry was previously an audit/advisory partner of Grant Thornton, Media and Entertainment sector.

Films

  • All
  • Completed
  • In Pre-Production
  • In Production
  • Post-Production

Markets

Embankment Films attends all major film markets and festivals to meet with distributors, financiers and filmmakers.

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Tim Haslam, Hugo Grumbar, Calum Gray, Max Pirkis and Maite Villarino will be attending the American Film Market from 1st to 6th November 2017.

If you wish to schedule a meeting with them please contact Paulina Taher directly at pt@embankmentfilms.com

We look forward to seeing you there.


TIFF 2017 SCREENING INFORMATION

THE WIFE by Björn Runge

Private Screening – Saturday 9th, 11.45am at Scotiabank 13

P&I 1 – Tuesday 12th, 8.45am at Scotiabank 2

Public 1 – Thursday 14th, 6.30pm  at Roy Thomson Hall – PREMIERE

Public 2 – Friday 15th, 12pm at Elgin Theatre

Public 3 – Saturday 16th, 3pm at Scotiabank 1

BREATH by Simon Baker

Public 1 – Sunday 10th, 4.30pm at Scotiabank 2 – PREMIERE

P&I 1 – Monday 11th, 8.45am at Scotiabank 14

Public 2 – Tuesday 12th, 10pm at Scotiabank 12

P&I 2 – Thursday 14th, 2.30pm at Scotiabank 12

Public 3 – Saturday 16th, 12pm at Scotiabank 1


SUBMERGENCE by Wim Wenders
Public 1 – Sunday 10th, 6.15pm at Elgin Theatre – PREMIERE

P&I 1 – Monday 11th, 11.30am at Scotiabank 3

Public 2 – Monday 11th, 3pm at TIFF Bell Lightbox 1

P&I 2 – Wednesday 13th, 7pm at Scotiabank 12

BREATHE by Andy Serkis

Public 1 – Monday 11th, 6pm at Roy Thomson Hall – PREMIERE

P&I 1 – Tuesday 12th, 9.15am at Scotiabank 1

Public 2 – Tuesday 12th, 10am at Winter Garden Theatre

P&I 2 – Thursday 14th, 5pm at Scotiabank 12

Press Coverage

  • TORONTO: With ‘The Wife,’ Glenn Close Could Find Herself in the Best Actress Race

    The widely respected veteran could garner her seventh Oscar nom — and maybe even a long-overdue win — if a capable distributor picks up her latest film and releases it before the end of the year. Three years ago, during the latter days of the annual......

  • The Wife review – Glenn Close is unreadably brilliant as author’s spouse plunged in late-life crisis

    As the apparently-perfect wife of a Nobel prize-winning writer, Close gives arguably her best ever performance in an adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s novel.   “There’s nothing more dangerous than a writer whose feelings have been hurt.” The speaker is Joan Castleman, the charming, enigmatically discreet......

  • ‘Breath’: Toronto Review

    Simon Baker’s directorial debut is an effectionate portrayal of boyhood in 1970s Australia Dir/scr. Simon Baker. Australia. 2017. 115mins. It’s with a soulful splash in coming-of-age waters that Simon Baker makes his feature directorial debut, and his return to the Australian industry after a near......

  • ‘Submergence’: Film Review | TIFF 2017

    James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander play separated lovers in Wim Wenders’ romance, his most broadly accessible fiction film in ages. A study of longing in conditions both desperate and profound, Wim Wenders’ Submergence follows lovers who, having known each other just a day or three, must endure......

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Senior Management Team

Tim has sold over 150 new feature films and managed amalgamated libraries of over 800 titles. His diverse range of quality films is extensive, including 7 Woody Allen films, Shame, Le Weekend, Quartet, Seven Psychopaths, The Wedding Planner, The Quiet American, Sliding Doors, Resident Evil and Academy Award winners, Iris, The Piano, Driving Miss Daisy and Dances with Wolves.

Tim Haslam

Partner

Tim has sold over 150 new feature films and managed amalgamated libraries of over 800 titles. His diverse range of quality films is extensive, including 7 Woody Allen films, Shame, Le Weekend, Quartet, Seven Psychopaths, The Wedding Planner, The Quiet American, Sliding Doors, Resident Evil and Academy Award winners, Iris, The Piano, Driving Miss Daisy and Dances with Wolves.

Hugo’s international marketing skills were honed at Intermedia and Capitol Films. Most recently he was joint MD of Icon UK Group responsible for the acquisition / distribution of some of their most successful titles including Precious, Paranormal Activity, Apocalypto and The Passion of the Christ.

Hugo Grumbar

Partner

Hugo’s international marketing skills were honed at Intermedia and Capitol Films. Most recently he was joint MD of Icon UK Group responsible for the acquisition / distribution of some of their most successful titles including Precious, Paranormal Activity, Apocalypto and The Passion of the Christ.

Calum was previously Head of Sales at Celsius Entertainment, Director of Sales at Independent Film Sales and Head Of Sales at Mercury Media. He has sold such titles as Oldboy, Moon, What We Did On Our Holiday, Starred Up, Gimme Danger, Metro Manila, Exit Through The Giftshop, We Need To Talk About Kevin and Big Beach’s Safety Not Guaranteed. Calum was voted one of Screen International’s 50 future leaders in Sales and Acquisitions in 2012 and has lectured on film distribution for the NFTS, Film Wales, The European Documentary Network and Creative England.

Calum Gray

Head of Worldwide Sales & Distribution

Calum was previously Head of Sales at Celsius Entertainment, Director of Sales at Independent Film Sales and Head Of Sales at Mercury Media. He has sold such titles as Oldboy, Moon, What We Did On Our Holiday, Starred Up, Gimme Danger, Metro Manila, Exit Through The Giftshop, We Need To Talk About Kevin and Big Beach’s Safety Not Guaranteed. Calum was voted one of Screen International’s 50 future leaders in Sales and Acquisitions in 2012 and has lectured on film distribution for the NFTS, Film Wales, The European Documentary Network and Creative England.

Libby comes to Embankment having spent 8 years as the VP of Business Affairs at Content where she specialised in multiparty financing and distribution and recently completed its acquisition by Kew Media. Prior to Content, Libby spent 5 years at Odyssey Entertainment heading up the Business and Legal Affairs division.

Libby D’Arcy

General Counsel

Libby comes to Embankment having spent 8 years as the VP of Business Affairs at Content where she specialised in multiparty financing and distribution and recently completed its acquisition by Kew Media. Prior to Content, Libby spent 5 years at Odyssey Entertainment heading up the Business and Legal Affairs division.

Prior to joining Embankment in early 2013, Max served as a Development executive at production company Fourth Culture Films and its sister EIS fund. Previously Max worked for the BBC and Pari Passu Films and completed internships with Working Title, CBS and Studio Canal. He was previously an actor in Peter Weir’s Master and Commander, The Quiet Ones and TV Series Rome.

Max Pirkis

Head of Acquistions & Distribution

Prior to joining Embankment in early 2013, Max served as a Development executive at production company Fourth Culture Films and its sister EIS fund. Previously Max worked for the BBC and Pari Passu Films and completed internships with Working Title, CBS and Studio Canal. He was previously an actor in Peter Weir’s Master and Commander, The Quiet Ones and TV Series Rome.

Fluent in Spanish, Catalan and English, Maite most recently worked for Mel Gibson’s Icon Entertainment International in the Sales & Marketing department and has previously worked in Marketing at Momentum Pictures on films including The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. She has also collaborated on several international film festivals including Sitges.

Maite Villarino

Licensing & Marketing Executive

Fluent in Spanish, Catalan and English, Maite most recently worked for Mel Gibson’s Icon Entertainment International in the Sales & Marketing department and has previously worked in Marketing at Momentum Pictures on films including The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. She has also collaborated on several international film festivals including Sitges.

Greg recently joined Embankment in 2015. He was previously in the development team at Working Title. He started his career as a producer's assistant at Black Camel Pictures, working on the film Sunshine on Leith. He also has development experience from Heyday Films, Ealing Studios and Headline Pictures, and Sales and Distribution experience with Protagonist pictures.

Greg Martin

Acquisitions & Distribution Executive

Greg recently joined Embankment in 2015. He was previously in the development team at Working Title. He started his career as a producer's assistant at Black Camel Pictures, working on the film Sunshine on Leith. He also has development experience from Heyday Films, Ealing Studios and Headline Pictures, and Sales and Distribution experience with Protagonist pictures.

Contact

Embankment Films
Westbourne Studios – WE 020
242 Acklam Road
London
W10 5JJ

+44 (0) 207 183 4739

Unfortunately we’re unable to accept unsolicited scripts at this time. For further information regarding submissions, please contact info@embankmentfilms.com.