Nira Park

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Natasha Galloway
Assistant: Talia Tobias

Film, TV & Theatre

Nira Park founded award-winning UK film and television production company Big Talk in 1995. She is best known for her collaborations with Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, having produced both series of the award-winning TV comedy ‘Spaced’ and their celebrated ‘Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy’.

 

Following the success of ‘Spaced’, Nira produced cult-comedy ‘Shaun of the Dead’, for which she received a Carl Foreman Award nomination at BAFTA. The film was the first instalment of Wright’s iconic ‘Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy’, starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. ‘Shaun’ was followed by 2007 hit ‘Hot Fuzz’ and 2013's ‘The World’s End’.

 

Nira produced Wright’s ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’ in 2010; in 2011 Joe Cornish’s SXSW audience-award winning debut feature ‘Attack the Block’, and that same year Greg Mottola’s ‘Paul’, written by Pegg and Frost. In 2012, she produced Ben Wheatley’s Cannes-premiered black-comedy ‘Sightseers’; in 2013 Jeremy Lovering’s critically-acclaimed psychological horror ‘In Fear’, which premiered at Sundance; and in 2014 ‘Cuban Fury’, starring Nick Frost, Chris O’Dowd and Rashida Jones.

 

Most recently Nira produced rom-com ‘Man Up’, starring Simon Pegg, Lake Bell and directed by Ben Palmer. The movie premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and won ‘Best Comedy’ at the 2016 National Film Awards. She also produced Sacha Baron Cohen’s action-comedy ‘Grimsby’, which was released February 2016. She is currently producing Edgar Wright’s latest movie ‘Baby Driver’, which is currently in post-production and is scheduled for a spring 2017 release.

 

For television, she has produced three series of the double BAFTA award-winning sitcom ‘Black Books’, ‘Free Agents’, and was an executive producer on ‘Friday Night Dinner’ and the BAFTA award-winning ‘Him and Her’.

 

Throughout 2016 and beyond Nira is developing a slate of projects with Joe Cornish and Edgar Wright attached to write and/or direct, as well as film and television projects with emerging and established UK talent.

Film

ProductionCompanyNotes

BABY DRIVER

2017

Big Talk, Working Title Films, TriStar Pictures, MRC

Producer
Writer/Director: Edgar Wright

GRIMSBY

2016

Sony Pictures / Four by Two / Big Talk Pictures / Working Title Films

Producer
Director: Louis Leterrier
Writer: Sacha Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston, Peter Baynham

MAN UP

2015

Big Talk / StudioCanal / BBC Films

Producer
Director: Ben Palmer
Writer: Tess Morris

*Winner, Best Comedy, National Film Awards 2016

CUBAN FURY

2014

Big Talk / StudioCanal / Entertainment One

Producer
Director: James Griffiths
Writer: Jon Brown

*Winner, Discovery of the Year, Daniel Pemberton, World Soundtrack Awards 2014
*Nominated, Best Comedy, National Film Awards 2015

IN FEAR

2013

Big Talk / StudioCanal / Film4

Producer
Writer/Director: Jeremy Lovering

*Nominated, Best Debut Director – British Independent Film Awards 2013

THE WORLD'S END

2013

Big Talk / Working Title / Focus Features

Producer
Director: Edgar Wright
Writers: Edgar Wright / Simon Pegg

*Winner, Best British Film – Empire Awards 2014
*Nominated, Best Director – Empire Awards 2014
*Nominated, Best Comedy Film – Empire Awards 2014

SIGHTSEERS

2012

Big Talk / Rook Films / StudioCanal / Film4 / BFI Film Fund

Producer
Director: Ben Wheatley
Writers: Alice Lowe & Steve Oram, with additional material by Amy Jump

*Winner, Best British Film – Empire Film Awards 2013
*Winner, The Peter Sellers Comedy Award – The Evening Standard Awards 2013
*Winner, Best Screenplay -The 15th Moët British Independent Film Awards
*Winner, Best Actress (Alice Lowe) – 45th Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival 2012
*Winner, Best Screenplay (Amy Jump, Steve Oram & ALice Lowe) – 45th Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival 2012
*Nominated, Best British Independent Film – British Independent Film Awards 2012
*Nominated, Best Director / Ben Wheatley – British Independent Film Awards 2012
*Nominated, Best Actress / Alice Lowe – British Independent Film Awards 2012
*Nominated, Best Actor / Steve Oram – British Independent Film Awards 2012
*Nominated, Best Supporting Actress / Eileen Davies – British Independent Film Awards 2012
*Nominated, Best Achievement in Production – British Independent Film Awards 2012
*Nominated, Best Male Newcomer / Steve Oram – Empire Film Awards UK 2013
*Nominated, Best Female Newcomer / Alice Lowe – Empire Film Awards UK 2013
*Nominated, Best Horror – Empire Film Awards UK 2013
*Nominated, Best Film – Evening Standard British Film Awards 2013
*Nominated, Best Actress / Alice Lowe – Evening Standard British Film Awards 2013
*Won, ALFS Award, Breakthrough British Filmmaker / Alice Lowe (writer), Steve Oram (writer) – London Critics Circle Film Awards 2013
*Nominated, ALFS Award / British Film of the Year – London Critics Circle Film Awards 2013
*Nominated, ALFS Award / British Actor of the Year / Steve Oram – London Critics Circle Film Awards 2013
*Nominated, ALFS Award / British Actress of the Year / Alice Lowe – London Critics Circle Film Awards 2013
*Won, Best Screenplay – Mar del Plata Film Festival 2012
*Nominated, Best Film – Mar del Plata Film Festival 2012
*Won, Best of Puchon – Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival 2013
*Won, Best Actress / Alice Lowe – Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival 2013
*Nominated, Best Film – Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival 2012

ATTACK THE BLOCK

2011

Big Talk

Producer
Writer-director: Joe Cornish

*Breakthrough British Film-maker / Joe Cornish – 32nd London Critics’ Circle Film Awards
*Young British Performer Award / John Boyega – 32nd London Critics’ Circle Film Awards
*Nominated, John Boyega Outstanding Actor & Outstanding Breakthrough – The Black Reel Awards 2011
*Winner, Best First Feature – The Toronto Film Critics Association 2011
*Winner, Best Debut Director – NY Film Critics Online 2011
*Winner, Best Midnight Audience Award | Austin SXSW Film Festival 2011
*Nominated, Best Directorial Debut – Joe Cornish | British Independent Film Awards 2011
*Nominated, Most Promising Newcomer – John Boyega | British Independent Film Awards 2011
*Winner, Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature | Los Angeles Film Festival 2011
*Winner, Melies d’Argent | Lund International Fantastic Film Fest 2011
*Winner, Audience Award – Best European or American Feature | Montreal Fantasia International Film Festival 2011
*Winner, Best Motion Picture | Sitges Film Festival 2011
*Winner, Special Jury Award | Sitges Film Festival 2011
*Winner, Jose Luis Critics Award | Sitges Film Festival 2011
*Winner, Best Original Soundtrack | Sitges Film Festival 2011
*Nominated, Outstanding British Debut of 2012 / BAFTA
*Nominated, Best First Film of 2012 / The Guardian
*Nominated, Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture / The 43rd NAACP Image Awards 2012

PAUL

2011

Big Talk / Working Title

Producer
Director: Greg Mottola
Written by and starring Simon Pegg & Nick Frost

*Winner, Best Comedy Film – National Movie Awards 2011
*Nominated, Best Character Animation In A Live Action Production – The 2011 Annie Awards

2010

Big Talk / Universal

Producer
Director: Edgar Wright
Starring: Michael Cera

*Winner, Audience Award – Lund International Fantastic Film Festival 2010
*Voted one of the top 10 films of 2010 – New York Online Critics
*Voted one of the top 10 films of 2010 – Austin Film Critics Association
*Winner, Best Original Song “We Are Sex Bob-Omb” – Houston Film Critics Society 2010
*Nominated Best Adapted Screenplay – San Diego Critics 2010
*Nominated Best Editing – San Diego Critics 2010
*Winner, Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) – Satellite Awards 2010
*Winner, Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) / Michael Cera – Satellite Awards 2010
*Nominated Best Screenplay (Adapted) – Satellite Awards 2010
*Nominated Best Art Direction & Production Design – Satellite Awards 2010
*Nominated Best Director – Detroit Film Critics 2010
*Nominated Best Ensemble – Detroit Film Critics 2010
*Nominated Best Adapted Screenplay – St. Louis Film Critics 2010
*Runner Up, Best Visual Effects – St. Louis Film Critics 2010
*Winner, Best Comedy – St. Louis Film Critics 2010
*Runner Up, Moving The Medium Forward – St. Louis Film Critics 2010
*Runner Up, Best Artistic/Creative Film – St. Louis Film Critics 2010
*One of the Top Ten Films of the Year – Las Vegas Film Critics Society 2010
*Nominated Best Song – Las Vegas Film Critics Society 2010
*Nominated Best Costume – Las Vegas Film Critics Society 2010
*Nominated Best Art Direction – Las Vegas Film Critics Society 2010
*Nominated Best Visual Effects – Las Vegas Film Critics Society 2010
*Finalist for Best Film – Indiana Film Critics 2010
*Nominated Best Adapted Screenplay – Online Film Critics Society 2010
*Nominated Best Editing – Online Film Critics Society 2010
*No. 1 on Top Ten Films of the Year 2010 – Harry Knowles at Ain’t It Cool News
*No. 3 on Top Ten Films of the Year 2010 – HitFix
*No. 6 on Top Ten Films of the Year 2010 – Collider
*No. 6 on Top Twenty Films of the Year 2010 – Empire Online
*One of the Best Popcorn Movies of 2010 – Seattle Times
*Short Listed for Best Visual Effects – Motion Picture Academy of Arts & Sciences Awards 2011
*Nominated Best Editing in a Comedy or Musical – 61st Annual American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Awards 2011
*Nominated for Outstanding Film – Wide Release – GLAAD Media Awards 2011
*Winner Best Film Director Edgar Wright for Scott Pilgrim Vs The World – SFX Awards 2011
*Nominated in 11 Categories in JoeBlo.com’s The Golden Schmoes 2010 http://www.goldenschmoes.com/
*Winner Most Underrated Movie of the Year – JoeBlo.com’s The Golden Schmoes 2010
*Winner Best Comedy – JoeBlo.com’s The Golden Schmoes 2010
*Winner Biggest Surprise – JoeBlo.com’s The Golden Schmoes 2010
*Winner Best Music – JoeBlo.com’s The Golden Schmoes 2010
*Winner Best Comedy Director – The Comedy Awards from Comedy Central and MTV
*Nominated for The Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation – SFWA 2010 Nebula Awards
*Nominated Best Fantasy Film – 37th Annual Saturn Award Nominations 2011
*No. 3 on Top Ten Films of the Year 2010 – The Film Stage
*Nominated in 3 Categories in the 2011 Jameson Empire Awards

HOT FUZZ

2006

Working Title / Big Talk

Producer
Director: Edgar Wright
Writers: Simon Pegg & Edgar Wright
* Winner, Best Comedy Film – ITV National Movie Awards 2007
* Winner, Best Comedy – Empire Awards 2008. Nominations for Best Film and Best Actor(Simon Pegg).

GONE

2005

WT2

Producer
Director: Ringan Ledwidge
UK Release date: 9th March 2007

SHAUN OF THE DEAD

2004

Working Title / Big Talk

Producer
Written by Simon Pegg & Edgar Wright.
Directed by Edgar Wright
* Winner, Best Screenplay: Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, British Independent Film Awards.
* Winner, Best Film, NME Awards
* Winner, Empire Awards, Best British Film
* Winner, US Saturn Awards – Best Horror Film
* Nominated, BAFTA Alexander Korda Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year (Nira Park / Edgar Wright) 2005
* Nominated, BAFTA Nira Park for Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Director/Producer or Writer in their First Feature Film 2005.
* Nominated, Best British Independent Film, British Independent Film Awards.
* Nominated, Best British Film, London Critics Circle Awards
* Nominated, Best Screenplay (Simon Pegg & Edgar Wright), London Critics Circle Awards
* Nominated, South Bank Awards Best Film
* Nominated, British Comedy Awards 2004 Best Film
* Nominated, Empire Awards, Best British Actress – Kate Ashfield
* Nominated, Empire Awards, Best British Actor – Simon Pegg
* Nominated, Empire Awards, Best British Director – Edgar Wright
* Nominated, Empire Awards, Best scene – record throwing sequence
* Nominated, Most Promising Newcomer: Nick Frost, British Independent Film Awards.

Other

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HANGING AROUND

1995

Big Talk / BFI

Producer. 30 minute drama commissioned by BFI for ‘Spellbound’ exhibition at The Hayward Gallery.
Written & Directed by Damien Hirst

Radio

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FRY'S THE LIMIT

1995

Big Talk / Radio 4

Producer. 30-minute comedy for Radio 4
Written by & Starring Stephen Fry
With Keith Allen, Rebecca Front, David Schneider, John Thomson & Phil Cornwell

Television

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FREE AGENTS

2009

Big Talk / Channel 4

Producer
Director: James Griffiths
Starring: Stephen Mangan, Sharon Horgan, Anthony Head, Matthew Holness and Sara Pascoe
* Nominee, Best Sitcom – Rose D’Or 2009

FREE AGENTS

Dark Toy / Big Talk for NBC Universal

Exec Producer
Cast: Hank Azaria, Kathryn Hahn, Anthony Head

Friday Night Dinner

Big Talk / Popper Pictures for Channel 4

Exec Producer
Writer: Robert Popper
Director: Steve Bendelack
Cast: Tamsin Greig, Paul Ritter, Simon Bird, Tom Rosenthal

Him & Her, Series 1 & 2

Big Talk for BBC3

Exec Producer
Writer: Stefan Golaszewski
Director: Richard Laxton
Cast: Russell Tovey, Sarah Solemani

BLACK BOOKS 3

2004

Assembly / Big Talk / Channel 4

Producer
6 x 30 minute sitcom for Channel 4
Director: Martin Dennis
Writers: Dylan Moran, Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
* Winner, BAFTA Best Sitcom

GARTH MARENGHI

2003

Avalon Television Ltd / Channel 4

Producer
1 x 30 minute comedy for Channel 4
Director: Steve Bendelack

BLACK BOOKS 2

2002

Assembly Film & TV / Channel 4

Producer
6 x 30 minute sitcom for Channel 4
Director: Martin Dennis
Writers: Dylan Moran, Arthur Mathews, Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley
* Nominated Best TV Comedy, British Comedy Awards 2002

SPACED 2

2001

LWT / Paramount / Channel 4

Producer
7 x 30 minute comedy series for Channel 4
Details as per series 1 (below)
* Nominated BAFTA 2001 Best Sitcom
* Nominated International Emmy Best Popular Arts

BLACK BOOKS 1

2000

Assembly Film & TV / Channel4

Producer
6 x 30 minute sitcom for Channel 4
Written by Dylan Moran & Graham Linehan.
Directors: Nick Wood & Graham Linehan
* Winner BAFTA 2001 Best Sitcom
* Winner Montreux Bronze Rose
* Nominated British Comedy Awards 2001 Best of British
* Nominated South Bank Awards Best Comedy

PAUL KAYE SKETCH SHOW

2000

Big Talk / Channel 4

1998-2000
Producer
1 x 30 minute pilot for Channel 4 starring Paul Kaye,
Ricky Gervais, Michael Smiley & Tracy Ann Oberman
Director: Jeremy Lovering

WORLD CUP COMEDY

2000

Big Talk / Fox Australia

Executive Producer
4 x 50 minute comedy panel programmes for Fox Australia
Featuring Bill Bailey, Ross Noble, Jeff Green and Ed Byrne

COLLECTORS

1999

BBC 2

Executive Producer
1 x 60 minute arts documentary for BBC2
Director: Chris Granlund. Producer: Helen Terry.

VENT

1999

Big Talk / Channel 4

Executive Producer
1 x 30 minute ‘Comedy Lab’ for Channel 4
Director: Jeremy Lovering

SPACED 1

1999

LWT / Paramount / Channel 4

Producer
7 x 30 minute comedy series for Channel 4
Written by & Starring Simon Pegg & Jessica Stevenson
Director: Edgar Wright
* Nominated BAFTA 1999 Best Sitcom
* Nominated British Comedy Awards Best Sitcom
* Nominated Montreux Best Sitcom

FESTIVAL OF FUN

1998

Paramount / C5

Series Producer
7 x 30 minute comedy series covering the 1998
Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal

YOU ARE HERE

1998

Big Talk / Channel 4

Producer
1 x 45 minute comedy drama for Channel 4
Written & Performed by Keith Allen, Matt Lucas, Paul Kaye, John Thomson, Sally Phillips & David Walliams. Director: John Birkin

FESTIVAL OF FUN

1997

Paramount / C5

Executive Producer
13 x 30 minute comedy series covering the 1997 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal

LUCAS & WALLIAMS SPOOF SITCOMS

1997

Channel 4

Producer
4 x 5 minute spoof American sitcoms for Channel 4’s ‘Sitcom Weekend’
Written & Performed by Matt Lucas & David Walliams
Director: Edgar Wright

TRAVELS WITH MY CAMERA

1996

Big Talk / Channel 4

Producer. 50-minute documentary for Channel 4
Director: Anne Parisio

ROCK WIVES

1996

Big Talk / Channel 4

Executive Producer
50-minute documentary for Channel 4’s ‘Fame Factor’ featuring a series of interviews with the wives of legendary rock musicians. Filmed in UK, New York & L.A.
Director: Kim Longinotto