Stone City Films
Stone City Films is an award-winning company specializing in high-end, innovative feature film, drama and documentary production. We make distinctive films with committed film-makers through cinematic storytelling. We have an established track record with UK, North American and European distributors and broadcasters for being original, energetic, and enjoyable to work with – and have collaborated with some of the finest, award-winning producers and directors around.
For producers, Stone City offers supportive collaboration, a stimulating creative environment, and maximized investment in each project. We only want to put the money on screen and make films to be proud of.
Stone City productions have been selected for screenings at international film festivals in the UK, Europe, North America and the Far East, have been nominated for BAFTA, Royal Television Society and other awards, and won awards including CableACE, Prix Europa and European Science Drama awards. Stone City produced the UK ’s first drama to simulcast on TV and the internet, BAFTA-Nominated for Originality.
Bryn Higgins (Director, Executive Producer)
Bryn is a British film and television director and producer who has directed three feature films, EMMY-award winning shows including Black Mirror and created original series. At the Royal College of Art, Bryn’s films were selected for festivals in London, Munich, Dinard and Warsaw, from where he rode freight trains back through East Germany after missing his flight. He made pop promos for various companies including Factory Records, and documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4 in over 15 countries. He has directed on high profile British dramas like Endeavour, Silent Witness, Garrow’s Law and Inspector George Gently. He was BAFTA-Nominated for Originality and selected for INPUT with his Channel 4 thriller series The King Of Chaos. His period drama London Hospital for the BBC, based on true cases from a hundred years ago, was twice RTS-Nominated for Best Drama Series.
Bryn’s feature films include Unconditional, a darkly comic transgender romance written by Sukey Fisher, selected for Edinburgh International Film Festival as well as Munich, Giffoni, the Taipei Golden Horse and San Francisco’s Frameline Festival. Electricity, starring Agyness Deyn, was supported by the BFI, selected for the London Film Festival among many others and won a National Film Award. Distributed by Netflix, Electricity has caused controversy in countries where taboos about epilepsy still abound. Bryn’s most recent feature, Access All Areas, is a kaleidoscopic road movie about teenagers fleeing their parents to go to a music festival. Made in conjunction with Bestival it features artists like Tame Impala, Royal Blood, Underworld, Future Islands, The Who, Duke Dumont, and was selected for the Audience Award at Edinburgh International Film Festival and special screening at the East End Film Festival. Bryn is working on his next feature with the BFI, based on Rory Maclean’s beautiful book Falling For Icarus, with producer Hilary Bevan Jones (The Boat That Rocked) and executive producer David Yates (Fantastic Creatures & Where To Find Them).
Clare Duggan (Executive Producer)
Clare has extensive experience in Executive Producing feature films and documentaries. Clare worked as a producer at the BBC for 6 years on award-winning series and has had films selected for the Royal Television Society and BAFTA awards. As Head of Science at Channel 4 News Clare won awards from the RTS, BAFTA, the British Association for the Advancement of Science. She has extensive experience in investigative journalism and factually based projects and has a proven track-record of uncovering hidden evidence and achieving difficult access.