Vertigo Films

Vertigo Films is a British television and film production company based in London, England. Vertigo Films has been responsible for the production and distribution of Bronson, StreetDance 3D, and Monsters. It now focuses solely on the production of television series, with subsidiary company Vertigo Releasing taking over film distribution.

Vertigo Films
IndustryFilm, television
FoundedLondon, United Kingdom
(July 2002)
FounderAllan Niblo, Nick Love 
Key people
James Richardson (co founder)
Allan Niblo (co founder)
Nick Love
ParentVertigo Holdings
DivisionsProtagonist Pictures (joint venture with Film4 and Ingenious Media)[1]


Vertigo Films was created in July 2002, by producers Allan Niblo[2] (producer of Human Traffic and South West 9) and James Richardson (producer of Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang)).

Director Nick Love (screenwriter and, prior to company formation, director of Goodbye Charlie Bright and The Football Factory) and distributor Rupert Preston (distributor of Chopper, Chasing Amy and Bride of Chucky, among others) joined a year later,[3] while entrepreneur Rob Morgan began investment in 2004.[4]

The company was formed for the express purpose of distributing and producing two films, The Football Factory and It's All Gone Pete Tong.

Vertigo Films's film releases were distributed on home video by Entertainment One.[5] In January 2008, Vertigo Films teamed up with Film4 and Ingenious Media to form a sales company called Protagonist Pictures.[6] They also own a post production company in Berlin called The Post Republic.[7]

Having built up one of the most successful feature film businesses in the UK, encompassing production, distribution, sales and post-production, the company is now solely concentrating on television production.[8] Film distribution is currently handled by Vertigo Releasing, launched in 2014 for the sole purpose of acquiring films for release.[9]

Its first two shows Britannia and Bulletproof were commissioned by Sky, with both programmes renewed for a second series. [10]


Television shows

Broadcast date Executive Producers Broadcaster Seasons Episodes
Britannia 18 January 2018 Jez Butterworth, Tom Butterworth, James Richardson Sky Atlantic 1 9
Bulletproof 15 May 2018 Noel Clarke, Ashley Walters, Nick Love, Allan Niblo Sky One 1 6

Released films

FilmRelease dateDirectorProduction company(s)Type
The Football Factory14 May 2004Nick LoveRockstar Games[11]Production, Distribution
A Good Woman13 May 2005Mike BarkerBeyond Films[12]Distribution
It's All Gone Pete Tong27 May 2005Michael DowseTrue West Films / Redbus Film Distribution[13][14]Production
Clean1 July 2005Olivier AssayasUK Film Council / Arte France Cinéma / Canal+ / Téléfilm CanadaDistribution
The Business2 September 2005Nick LoveMonkey Productions S.L. / Powder Films / PathéProduction
Pusher II16 September 2005Nicolas Winding RefnBilly's People / Nordisk Film[15]Distribution
Stoned18 November 2005Stephen WoolleyNumber 9 Films / Finola Dwyer ProductionsDistribution
Pusher 39 June 2006Nicolas Winding RefnDet Danske Filminstitut / Nordisk Film / TV2 Danmark / NWR Film ProductionsDistribution
Dirty Sanchez: The Movie22 September 2006Jim HickeyMTV Europe[16]Production
London to Brighton1 December 2006Paul Andrew WilliamsSteel Mill Pictures / Wellington Films / LTB Films LimitedDistribution
Outlaw9 March 2007Nick LovePathé / Ingenious Film PartnersProduction, Distribution
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten18 May 2007Julien TempleParallel Film Productions / FilmFour / Nitrate FilmsDistribution
Sparkle17 August 2007Tom HunsingerIsle of Man Film / Magic Light PicturesDistribution
WΔZ20 August 2007Tom ShanklandUK Film Council / Ingenious Film Partners[17]Production, Distribution
Shotgun Stories19 October 2007Jeff NicholsA Lucky Old Sun Production / Muskat Filmed Properties / Upload Films[18]Distribution
In the Shadow of the Moon2 November 2007David SingtonDiscovery Films / FilmFour / Passion PicturesDistribution
Shrooms23 November 2007Paddy BreathnachCapitol Films / Ingenious Film Partners / Nepenthe FilmDistribution
Outpost16 May 2008Steve BarkerBlack Camel Pictures / Regent CapitalDistribution
In Search of a Midnight Kiss13 June 2008Alex HoldridgeMidnight Kiss ProductionsDistribution
The Escapist20 June 2008Rupert WyattPicture Farm / Parallel Film ProductionsDistribution
Faintheart20 September 2008Vito RoccoMySpace / Screen West Midlands / Slingshot ProductionsDistribution, Production
Summer5 December 2008Kenneth GlenaanUK Film Council / EM MediaDistribution
The Children5 December 2008Tom ShanklandAramid Entertainment / Barnsnape Films / BBC FilmsProduction
Dogging: A Love Story25 January 2009Simon EllisProduction
Bronson13 March 2009Nicolas Winding RefnAramid Entertainment / Str8jacket Creations / EM Media / Perfume FilmsDistribution, Production
French Film15 May 2009Jackie OudneySlingshot Productions / APT Films / IWC Media / Met Film ProductionDistribution
Doghouse12 June 2009Jake WestCarnaby InternationalDistribution
Chiko21 August 2009Özgür YildirimCorazón International / Norddeutscher RundfunkDistribution
The Firm18 September 2009Nick LoveWarner Bros.Production
The Cove23 October 2009Louie PsihoyosDiamond Docs / Fish Films / Oceanic Preservation Society / Participant Media / Quickfire FilmsDistribution
1 Day6 November 2009Penny WoolcockBlast! Films / Screen West MidlandsDistribution
Humpday18 December 2009Lynn SheltonSeashel PicturesDistribution
Monsters13 March 2010Gareth EdwardsProtagonist PicturesProduction, Distribution
Boogie Woogie16 April 2010Duncan WardThe Works International / S Films / Constance Media / Muse ProductionsDistribution
Valhalla Rising30 April 2010Nicolas Winding RefnNimbus Film / One Eye ProductionDistribution
StreetDance 3D21 May 2010Max Giwa and Dania PasquiniBBC FilmsProduction, Distribution
Ajami18 June 2010[19]Scandar Copti and Yaron ShaniInosan Productions / Twenty Twenty Vision FilmproductionDistribution
Jackboots on Whitehall8 October 2010McHenry BrothersEntertainment Motion Pictures / Swipe Films / uFilmDistribution
Outcast10 December 2010Colm McCarthyBankside FilmsDistribution
Wake Wood25 March 2011David KeatingHammer Film Productions / Spitfire Pictures / Fantastic FilmsDistribution
Point Blank10 June 2011Fred CavayéLGM Films / Gaumont / TF1 Films / K.R. ProductionsDistribution
Horrid Henry: The Movie29 July 2011Nick MooreNovel Entertainment / UK Film Council / PrescienceProduction, Distribution
A Night in the Woods29 August 2011Richard ParryProduction
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil23 September 2011Eli CraigReliance Big Pictures / Loubyloo ProductionsDistribution
Retreat14 October 2011Carl TibbettsRipple World PicturesDistribution
StreetDance 230 March 2012Michael DowseBBC FilmsProduction, Distribution
The Facility23 June 2012Ian ClarkIncendiary PicturesProduction
What If25 June 2012Max Giwa and Dania PasquiniProduction, Distribution
Top Cat: The Movie[20]1 June 2012Alberto MarÁnima Estudios / Illusion Studios / Lightning Entertainment InternationalDistribution
The Sweeney12 September 2012Nick LoveEmbargo Films / Exponential FilmsProduction
Pusher12 October 2012Luis PrietoEmbargo FilmsProduction, Distribution
Spring Breakers5 April 2013Harmony KorineMuse Productions / Iconoclast / MJZDistribution
All Stars3 May 2013Ben GregorProduction, Distribution
Hammer of the Gods30 May 2013Farren BlackburnTV PulsProduction
A Haunted House[21]19 June 2013Michael TiddesOpen Road Films / IM Global / Baby Way ProductionsDistribution
Spike Island21 June 2013Mat WhitecrossBankside Films / Fiesta ProductionsDistribution
Hawking20 September 2013Stephen FinniganDarlow Smithson ProductionsDistribution
Powder Room6 December 2013M.J. DelaneyDJ FilmsDistribution
Walking on Sunshine27 June 2014Max Giwa and Dania PasquiniIM GlobalProduction, Distribution
Pudsey: The Movie13 July 2014Nick MooreSyco EntertainmentProduction, Distribution
The Unbeatables15 August 2014Juan José CampanellaAntena 3 FilmsDistribution
The Last Showing22 August 2014Phil HawkinsThe Philm Company / Little Fish FilmsDistribution
Monsters: Dark Continent9 October 2014Tom GreenBetween the Eyes / International TradersProduction, Distribution
Moomins on the Riviera22 May 2015Xavier PicardHandle Productions / Pictak CieDistribution
Sword of Vengeance29 May 2015Jim WeedonProduction, Distribution
Maggie24 July 2015Henry HobsonLionsgate / Grindstone Entertainment Group / Gold Star FilmsDistribution
The Diary of a Teenage Girl7 August 2015Marielle HellerCaviar / Cold Iron PicturesDistribution
Bill18 September 2015Richard BracewellPunk Cinema / Cowboy Films / BBC FilmsDistribution
Black Souls30 October 2015Francesco MunziCinemaundici / Rai CinemaDistribution
Welcome to Me25 March 2016Shira PivenBron Studios / Gary Sanchez ProductionsDistribution
The Sweeney: Paris15 April 2016Benjamin RocherSND FilmsProduction
Ratchet & Clank28 April 2016Kevin Munroe and Jericca ClelandRainmaker EntertainmentDistribution
Kill Command13 May 2016Steven GomezProduction, Distribution
Learning to Drive10 June 2016Isabel CoixetDistribution
American Hero19 June 2016Nick LoveProduction, Distribution
Baskin24 June 2016Can EvrenolXYZ FilmsDistribution
400 Days19 August 2016Matt OstermanContent Media / New Artists AllianceDistribution
Hunt for the Wilderpeople16 September 2016Taika WaititiPiki Films / Defender Films / Curious FilmDistribution
3123 September 2016Rob ZombiePalmStar Media / Protagonist PicturesDistribution
Under the Shadow30 September 2016Babak AnvariDistribution
Ethel & Ernest28 October 2016Roger MainwoodBBC / BFI / Film Fund Luxembourg / Ffilm Cymru WalesDistribution
100 Streets11 November 2016James O'HanlonDistribution
Indignation18 November 2016James SchamusLikely Story / RT FeaturesDistribution
Chi-Raq2 December 2016Spike LeeAmazon Studios / 40 Acres and a Mule FilmworksDistribution
Snowden9 December 2016Oliver StoneEndgame EntertainmentDistribution
The Young Offenders13 January 2017Peter FoottScreen IrelandDistribution
iBoy27 January 2017Adam RandallXYZ Films / NetflixDistribution
The Time of Their Lives10 March 2017Roger GoldbyBright PicturesDistribution
Another Mother's Son24 March 2017Christopher MenaulBill Kenwright FilmsDistribution
The Belko Experiment21 April 2017Greg McLeanBH Tilt / Orion Pictures / The Safran CompanyDistribution
Jawbone12 May 2017Thomas NapperEMU Films / Revolution FilmsDistribution
The Secret Scripture19 May 2017Jim SheridanDistribution
Dough2 June 2017John GoldschmidtDistribution
The Last Word7 July 2017Mark PellingtonMyriad PicturesDistribution
Wish Upon28 July 2017John R. LeonettiBroad Green PicturesDistribution
Final Portrait18 August 2017Stanley TucciDistribution
Stratton1 September 2017Simon WestDistribution
Goon: Last of the Enforcers8 September 2017Jay BaruchelDistribution
Killing Ground29 September 2017Damien PowerDistribution
Boy13 October 2017Taika WaititiDistribution
Base27 October 2017Richard ParryInfinite Wisdom StudiosProduction
The Dinner8 December 2017Oren MovermanDistribution
Menashe8 December 2017Joshua Z. WeinsteinDistribution
The Prince of Nothingwood15 December 2017Sonia KronlundDistribution
Brad's Status5 January 2018Mike WhiteAmazon Studios / Plan B Entertainment / Sidney Kimmel EntertainmentDistribution
Mom and Dad9 March 2018Brian TaylorThe Fyzz Facility / XYZ FilmsDistribution
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House23 March 2018Peter LandesmanScott Free ProductionsDistribution
Death Wish6 April 2018Eli RothDistribution
The Strangers: Prey at Night4 May 2018Johannes RobertsthefyzzDistribution
Every Day4 May 2018Michael SucsyLikely Story / Orion PicturesDistribution
Revenge11 May 2018Coralie FargeatDistribution
Overboard22 June 2018Rob GreenbergDistribution
The Bookshop29 June 2018Isabel CoixetDistribution
Swimming with Men6 July 2018Oliver ParkerDistribution
The Escape3 August 2018Dominic SavageShoebox FilmsDistribution
The Domestics10 August 2018Mike P. NelsonDistribution
The Miseducation of Cameron Post7 September 2018Desiree AkhavanDistribution
The Intent 2: The Come Up21 September 2018Femi OyeniranDistribution
Fahrenheit 11/919 October 2018Michael MooreDog Eat Dog FilmsDistribution
Hell Fest16 November 2018Gregory PlotkinValhalla Motion PicturesDistribution
Anna and the Apocalypse30 November 2018John McPhailDistribution
Piercing22 February 2019Nicolas PesceDistribution
The Hole in the Ground1 March 2019Lee CroninDistribution
The Prodigy15 March 2019Nicholas McCarthyXYZ Films / Orion PicturesDistribution
Five Feet Apart22 March 2019Justin BaldoniDistribution
Motherhood29 March 2019Marianna PalkaDistribution
Bel Canto26 April 2019Paul WeitzDistribution
Destination Wedding10 May 2019Victor LevinthefyzzDistribution
Thunder Road31 May 2019Jim CummingsDistribution
The Hummingbird Project14 June 2019Kim NguyenDistribution
Child's Play21 June 2019Lars KlevbergBron Studios / Orion PicturesDistribution
Tell It to the Bees19 July 2019Annabel JankelDistribution
Mrs Lowry & Son30 August 2019Adrian NobleDistribution
After the Wedding1 November 2019Bart FreundlichIngenious MediaDistribution


It's All Gone Pete Tong:


London to Brighton:

Shotgun Stories:




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