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Since 1998, Jason Piette and Michael Cowan have built Spice Factory (UK) Limited (“Spice Factory”) into a leading UK independent, dynamic film production business involved in production, financing, sales and distribution. Spice Factory has produced over 40 films, working with star casts and creating opportunities for new directing and acting talent. Its film output has received numerous international nominations and awards.

At present, Spice Factory is in post production with the US$ 30M film Moon Princess (a.k.a. The Secret of Moonacre) with Warner Bros UK, starring Dakota Blue Richards (star of The Golden Compass) and Ioan Gruffud (Amazing Grace, Fantastic Four); based on the well known children’s book, The Little White Horse. The film will be released by Warner Bros later this year. Below are some of the films that Spice Factory has produced and delivered.

NEW BLOOD (Carrie-Anne Moss, John Hurt, Nick Moran)
PLOTS WITH A VIEW (Christopher Walken, Alfred Molina, Lee Evans, Brenda Blethyn, Naomi Watts) Bank GAP loan provided by LHO
RIVER KING (Ed Burns, Jennifer Ehle) Bank GAP loan provided by Bank of Ireland
PILGRIM (Ray Liotta, Armin Muller Stahl) Bank GAP loan provided by LHO (now CIB Bank)
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (Directed by Michael Radford starring Al Pacino) Bank GAP loan provided by Bank Of Ireland
HEAD IN THE CLOUDS (Charlize Theron, Penelope Cruz) Bank GAP loan provided by Royal Bank Of Scotland
PERFECT CREATURE (Dougray Scott, Saffron Burrows) Bank GAP loan provided by Royal Bank Of Scotland
A DIFFERENT LOYALTY (Sharon Stone, Rupert Everett) Bank GAP loan provided by Comerica
THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY (Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Gabriel Byrne)
THE STATEMENT (Michael Caine, Tilda Swinton)
BOLLYWOOD QUEEN Selected for Sundance 2003
STRAYED (aka Les Egarés) Official competition, Cannes 2003
AN ANGEL FOR MAY Awarded 14 international festival awards

Spice Factory has valuable international trading relationships including US studios such as Sony, Sony Picture Classics, Fox, Warner Brothers, Paramount, Paramount Classics, Lions Gate and First Look as well as prominent international distributors in all key territories such as the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, Australia etc.

Additionally, Spice Factory has a range of strategic partnerships:

• Arclight Films, a sales company with offices in Sydney and LA (www.arclightfilms.com),
• Voltage Pictures (www.voltagepictures.com),
• Essential Entertainment (www.essential-ent.com)
• La Fabrique, a French distribution and production company (www.lafabriquedefilms.fr)
• Velvet Octopus (www.velvetoctopus.com).

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