Scala was formed by Nik Powell and Stephen Woolley in 1992. One of te UK’s top film producers, Powell remains Chairman of Scala having embarked on an entrepreneurial career in the 1960s, when he set up Virgin Records with Richard Branson.
His long partnership with Woolley, with whom he founded Palace Pictures prior to Scala, brought an unrivalled slate of award-winning features to the screen, including Neil Jordan’s COMPANY OF WOLVES, MONA LISA and THE CRYING GAME. Nik’s later films include the award-winning LITTLE VOICE, US box-office smash CALENDAR GIRLS and LADIES IN LAVENDER, starring Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith, which premiered as the Royal Film Performance in front of HM Queen Elizabeth II and has subsequently grossed in excess of US$25million worldwide. In addition to stints as Chair of the BAFTA Film Committee and Vice-Chairman of the European Film Academy, Nik is Director of the world famous National Film & Television School, Vice-Chairman of GEECT, the European Grouping of Film and Television Schools, and a member of the British Screen Advisory Council.
The first feature from Sundance and Venice-alumni Martin Stitt, LOVE/ME/DO was nominated for Best UK Feature at the 23rd Raindance Film Festival and won Best Foreign Feature at the Idyllwild Festival of Cinema while acclaimed climate activism documentary JUST DO IT premiered at the prestigious Sheffield DocFest continuing its festival run in Branchage, San Francisco and Colorado.
The latest film BRIMSTONE, directed by Martin Koolhoven and starring Dakota Fanning, Kit Harington, Guy Pearce, premiered at the Venice, Toronto and London Film festivals
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Western
Director: Martin Koolhoven
Screenplay: Martin Koolhoven
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Kit Harington, Guy Pearce
A triumphant epic of survival and a tale of powerful womanhood and resistance against the unforgiving cruelty of a hell on earth. Our heroine is Liz, carved from the beautiful wilderness, full of heart and grit, hunted by a vengeful Preacher - a diabolical zealot and her twisted nemesis. But Liz is a genuine survivor; she’s no victim - a woman of fearsome strength who responds with astonishing bravery to claim the better life she and her daughter deserve. Retribution is coming.
Toronto, Venice, London Film Festival