Film, TV & Theatre
Marc J Francis and Nick Francis are award-winning directors/producers whose films have been shown throughout the world, in cinemas and on television. Chosen by Harper’s Bazaar magazine as one of their top “Forty under 40: the Household Names of the Future”, and named by the Observer newspaper as one of Britain’s “Rising Stars”, their work deconstructs contemporary global issues into relevant and engaging stories for international audiences.
Their first documentary feature, "Black Gold", premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim and was described by the LA Times as "riveting and jaw-dropping". It went on to be released in over 30 countries and broadcast on networks including PBS, Channel 4 and NHK.
Their following film, "When China Met Africa", was a multi-broadcast project involving the BBC, Arte France, and the Sundance Institute and was described by The Times as “a rare, grass-roots view into one of the most important economic developments of the age”. It screened at various international film festivals including Rotterdam, Munich, and at the Margaret Mead Festival in New York, where it was awarded Best Film.
Their latest film “Walk With Me”, is narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch and premiered at SXSW 2017. It is being distributed by West End Films for worldwide release this year.
Marc and Nick are the co-founders of the London based film company, Speakit Films and are currently in development on a number of non-fiction films and cross-platform projects.
I AM GINA MILLER
Feature Documentary following Gina Miller
HERE I AM
WALK WITH ME
Speakit Films / SunnyMarch / West End Films
Premiered SXSW 2017
WHEN CHINA MET AFRICA
Speakit Films / Zeta Productions / Sundance / Arte / BBC / VPRO
**WINNER: Best Film Margaret Mead Film Festival
Speakit Films / Fulcrum Productions / Channel 4 / Dogwoof / NHK / PBS / Sundance
**WINNER: BIFA - Best Film
TV documentary, 6 x 30 minute episodes
Channel 4 / Ideal World Productions
A LETTER FROM CALAIS
SunnyMarch and The Evening Standard
MADAM PRESIDENT: MEETING MALAWI'S JOYCE BANDA
Speakit Films / The Guardian