04 Dec 2018

Merman Developing Danny Brocklehurst Drama ‘Dirty’ at Amazon with ‘Peaky Blinders’ Producer Caryn Mandabach & Merman Executives Sharon Horgan & Clelia Mountford

Caryn Mandabach Productions, which owns and produces BBC’s and Netflix’s PEAKY BLINDERS, and Merman, which produces MOTHERLAND, also for BBC, alongside Kapital Entertainment, are in development with Amazon Studios for drama series DIRTY, written by Danny Brocklehurst (SAFE, SHAMELESS, THE DRIVER). A funny, filthy, brutally honest look at modern lives, DIRTY is the story of […]

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29 Nov 2018

Yorgos Lanthimos Profiled in Shoot

Yorgos Lanthimos is profiled in Shoot’s Fall 2018 Directors Issue. Read the full interview below. A Best Original Screenplay Oscar nominee in 2017 for his English-language directorial debut The Lobster,Yorgos Lanthimos—whose Dogtooth received a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nod six years earlier—now finds himself once again in the awards season conversation, this time for The Favourite (Fox Searchlight). His […]

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20 Nov 2018

Diane Morgan and Robert Webb to join Sky and ABC’s Frayed

British actress Diane Morgan (Motherland) and award-winning comedian Robert Webb (Peep Show) are confirmed to star in the new Sky original production Frayed, co-commissioned with ABC in Australia. They will be joining a stellar line up, including award-winning Australian actresses Kerry Armstrong (Razzle Dazzle) and Sarah Kendall (Beehive), as well as Ben Mingay (Hacksaw Ridge). […]

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16 Nov 2018

‘Santa Crashes Christmas’ in Hamish Rothwell’s Aldi

Following the success of his “The More The Merrier” spot for Aldi last Easter, Hamish Rothwell has returned with a charming and alternative take on St Nicholas and the usual festive cheer towards Christmas. After Santa Crashes Christmas in the Australian outback, he finds himself in unknown territory, scarce and dusty, in a spot of […]

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02 Nov 2018

Caleb Slain’s Film ‘Demon’ Screens on Short of the Week

It’s a pleasure to finally share Caleb Slain’s new film DEMON, produced by Toboggan and GRLA. Demon is a 2019 Oscar® qualifier, winner of Best Narrative Short at the Austin Film Festival, and receiver of the Emerging Cinematographer honor from the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG). It is the first film shot entirely by the light […]

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30 Oct 2018

ABC and Sky commission new comedy Frayed from Sarah Kendall

New Sky original comedy Frayed Award-winning Australian comedian Sarah Kendall will star in the bittersweet dark comedy Frayed, a Sky original production, co-commissioned with ABC in Australia. The comedy is the first scripted co-commission between the two broadcasters and is now filming in Newcastle (NSW), Sydney, and London. Set in 1989, Frayed follows the journey […]

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17 Oct 2018

Merman Signs Yorgos Lanthimos for UK Commercial Representation

Merman are thrilled to announce the signing of Yorgos Lanthimos to our commercial directing roster in the UK. Yorgos Lanthimos is a Greek multi-award winning director, producer and screenwriter whose first English language feature film ‘The Lobster’ (starring Golden Globe nominee Colin Farrell) won the 2015 Cannes Film Jury Prize. This brought further attention to […]

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05 Oct 2018


Topic Studios and Mermade, the brand new digitally-focused arm of Merman, today announced a first-look deal to develop and produce premium content for the short form arena. Working with top tier and emerging filmmakers and talent, Topic and Mermade will collaborate on scripted and non-scripted series. This is the first content partnership for the newly-announced […]

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25 Sep 2018

Merman makes Mermade

Merman makes Mermade Execs from Maker Studios/Disney and Channel4 join new digital content company L-R Jeremy Rainbird, Kira Carstensen, Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford Merman, the production company founded and run by award-winning duo Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford has today announced Mermade, the brand new digitally focused arm of the expanding business. Mermade will […]

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