Lorna Tucker spent her 20's working behind the camera and jumping on tour buses with bands such as Unkle, Lupe Fiasco and The Cult, creating tour videos and music promos. She then moved into longer format storytelling; directing documentaries, script writing and creating more experimental video art projects for the likes of Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Nike, Redbull and ShowStudio.
Last year saw her first feature documentary Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist chosen for competition and debuted to great acclaim at the 2018 Sundance Film festival. Westwood played at several prominent film festivals including True/False and CPH:DOX 2018 and Lorna was named by both Harpers Bizarre and Elle Magazine as one of the five biggest breakout female film makers of 2018.
December 2018 also saw the release of Lorna's second feature documentary, Amá. Because of its socially sensitive nature, Amá has taken over 9 years to bring to fruition and is a gentle yet powerful film about the sterilization abuses of Native American women across the United States over the past 60 years. Produced by Raindog Films and released through Dartmouth Films, Amá is now being screened at various film festivals in the UK, the US and Canada. Since its release, hundreds of women across North America have finally felt able to come forward as victims of abuse for the first time and Amnesty plans to screen Amá on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and Capitol Hill in Washington.
A classically trained British theatre actor, Academy Award winner Colin Firth is a veteran of film, television and theatre, with an impressive body of work spanning over three decades. He has appeared in three films that have won the Academy Award for Best Picture: THE KING’S SPEECH, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, and THE ENGLISH PATIENT. Colin’s performance as King George VI in THE KING’S SPEECH garnered him an Academy Award as well as a Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and his second consecutive BAFTA Award in 2011. Colin also won the BAFTA Award in 2010 for his performance in Tom Ford’s A SINGLE MAN. He’s appeared in global smash hits like MAMMA MIA!, the BRIDGET JONES’ DIARY series and LOVE ACTUALLY.
On the small screen, Colin is best known for his breakout role in as Mr. Darcy in the BBC adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, for which he received a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor.
EYE IN THE SKY was released on April 15th 2016 and is Colin’s first film produced and distributed by his production company, Raindog Films, with partner Ged Doherty. Most recently Raindog Films produced the British-American feature LOVING, a true-life drama about interracial couple Mildred and Richard Loving. The film was released in November 2016 and was nominated in both Best Actress and Best Actor categories at the 74th Golden Globe Awards.
It has recently been announced that Colin will star alongside Julie Walters in THE SECRET GARDEN. Jack Thorne’s screenplay adaptation will be directed by BAFTA-winning Marc Munden.
Colin is an active supporter of Oxfam International, an organization dedicated to fighting poverty and related injustice around the world.
Founding Partner of Raindog Films; Ged Doherty established the British film production company alongside BAFTA and Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth in 2012. Based in London, the company’s debut feature Eye in the Sky, starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, and Alan Rickman, was theatrically released in the spring of 2016 to critical acclaim and commercial success, making the U.S. box office Top 10. It also reached number 2 in the UK Box office and was a big hit.
Their second film Loving, an interracial love story written and directed by Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter), starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga, was released theatrically in the US in November 2016 where it reached the Top 10. Loving has garnered critical acclaim since its release, winning the prestigious Stanley Kramer Award from the Producers Guild of America, and earning Ruth Negga an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her role as Mildred Loving.
Most recently, Doherty has just completed his third feature film; Official Secrets, based on the true story of British Intelligence whistle-blower Katharine Gun, and her leak of an NSA memo during the run up to the Iraq War. The film stars Keira Knightly, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith, and Matthew Goode. It is scheduled for release in 2019.
As a Production Supervisor at Embargo Films Nuala O'Leary worked on British independent feature films I, ANNA, PUSHER and THE SWEENEY, and in an associate producer role on Catherine Hardwicke’s MISS YOU ALREADY starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette. In 2014 Nuala joined Raindog Films in a Creative Executive capacity, helping to oversee final delivery on the critically acclaimed feature film EYE IN THE SKY and work alongside Ged Doherty to develop a TV Series pitch based on the film. While with Raindog Films Nuala was introduced to Lorna Tucker’s documentary AMA, then still in the process of being shot. Nuala took on a producing role, helping to shape the film into post-production. Before leaving Raindog Films, Nuala was across preparations for the feature film project OFFICIAL SECRETS, a taut thriller based on real-world events. It is set for a cinema release in 2019 and stars Keira Knightly.
Nuala joined the explosive TV action show STRIKE BACK in early 2017 made by Leftbank Pictures for Sky and HBO Cinemax, producing twelve episodes of the show across two seasons. Nuala now steps up into a Series Producer role, overseeing season eight of the show that shoots May 2019.
Claire Ferguson is known for her work on Nick Broomfield's Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (Amnesty International Doen award and Tribeca winner), Concert for George (Grammy winner), The End Of the Line (Sundance Grand Jury Prize nominee, Puma Social Impact Award winner) and Growing Up Down's (International Emmy nominee) among others. She has extensive experience in music-based documentaries including directing The Concert for Bangladesh Revisited with George Harrison and Friends and The Beatles in Help! for Apple Corps. Recently she directed the internationally critically-acclaimed, Grierson nominated documentary feature Destination Unknown.