Nick Francis and Marc J Francis

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Film, TV & Theatre

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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.

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I AM GINA MILLER

2017

Speakit Films

Feature Documentary following Gina Miller
Dir: Nick Francis

HERE I AM

2017

Speakit Films

Feature Documentary
Featuring author Elizabeth Gilbert (EAT, PRAY, LOVE)
Dir: Marc J. Francis

Documentaries

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WALK WITH ME

2017

Speakit Films / SunnyMarch / West End Films

Feature Documentary
Dirs: Marc J Francis, Max Pugh
Prods: Nick Francis, Marc J Francis, Max Pugh
Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch

Premiered SXSW 2017

WHEN CHINA MET AFRICA

2011

Speakit Films / Zeta Productions / Sundance / Arte / BBC / VPRO

Feature Documentary
Dirs: Marc J Francis and Nick Francis
Prod: Nick Francis

**WINNER: Best Film Margaret Mead Film Festival

BLACK GOLD

2006

Speakit Films / Fulcrum Productions / Channel 4 / Dogwoof / NHK / PBS / Sundance

Feature Documentary
Dirs: Marc J Francis and Nick Francis
Prods: Marc J Francis and Nick Francis

**WINNER: BIFA - Best Film
**WINNER: Libertas Film Fest - Best Film
**WINNER: San Francisco Film Fest - Best Film
**NOMINEE: Sundance Grand Jury Price
**NOMINEE: Pare Lorentz Award

ST. DUNSTANS

2003

ITV

TV documentary, 6 x 30 minute episodes
Dir: Marc J Francis
Prods: Claire Lewis, Jonathan Marland

NUKE UK

2001

Channel 4 / Ideal World Productions

TV documentary
Dirs: Marc J Francis and Nick Francis

Short Films

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A LETTER FROM CALAIS

2016

SunnyMarch and The Evening Standard

Documentary Short
Dirs: Marc J Francis and Nick Francis
Prods: Max Pugh, Adam Akland, Jamie Bing
Featuring Jude Law

MADAM PRESIDENT: MEETING MALAWI'S JOYCE BANDA

2013

Speakit Films / The Guardian

Documentary Short
Dirs: Marc J Francis and Nick Francis