BRAVE SOLDIER FILMS

ABOUT BRAVE SOLDIER FILMS


Brave Soldier Films was set up in 2009 in order to create, develop and produce unusual but commercially viable projects for all platforms. Nurturing and working closely with new (and not so new) talent, Brave Soldier Films aims to turn ‘obvious’ on its head, giving it a sharp but polished edge along the way. One of passions is developing ground breaking concepts and seeing them come alive on screen – so needless to say, we always aim to stay ahead of the zeitgeist here.

ABOUT LARA GREENWAY – FOUNDER


Lara started working as a production design assistant with Channel 4/7:84 and then moved to the BBC to work as a floor assistant. Fast forward twenty years, and Lara has acted, narrated, presented, produced, directed and written on a multitude of projects from video games and factual television through to large scale drama and feature films. As well as continuing to write and direct, Lara now works in the main as a Producer for Brave Soldier Films and as troubleshooting Consultant Producer to external companies.

BRAVESOLDIER SLATE PROJECTS


Brave Soldier Films are thrilled to announce the launch of our inaugural Slate in partnership with Goldfinch Entertainment which includes an exciting combination of Film and TV projects.

The Slate is now live and includes our first title, “Truancy” which is heading into preproduction now. It is the harrowing story about love and lost youth and is based on a true story of a sixteen-year-old schoolboy who ran away with his fifty year old dinner lady lover (who was also his Mum’s best friend).

The feature is written by Ricci Harnett and Siren Turner, will be directed by Ricci Harnett, lensed by Alfie Biddle, produced by Lara Greenway and shot in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Scotland from October 2017.

Goldfinch Entertainment founder and MD, Kirsty Bell, is our Executive Producer across all titles and you can find full details about the Goldfinch family, as well as investment opportunities for Brave Soldier Films’ Slate 1, on their website here.

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Producer and Brave Soldier Films’ owner and founder, Lara Greenway, says, “It is brilliant to be working with Kirsty and the team at Goldfinch across our first slate of films. The films are commercially minded and consist of a great cross section of genres to suit all tastes and investors. This marks the beginning of a special time for myself and all at Brave Soldier Films.”

More on our Slate as we move forward!

BRAVE SOLDIER FILMS SLATE 1


TRUANCY (Feature)


A tragic love story about lost youth. 

A sixteen-year-old paperboy falls in love with his fifty year old dinner lady. After a disturbing accident involving his young friend they are forced to flee their Castleford council estate. Now on the run, they continue their affair in denial of what they have left behind.

Their road trip continues to the Scottish Highlands where she has connections to her childhood, but along the way they encounter further violent complications and before long, the whole country is looking for them. They finally reach the remote sanctuary they have been searching for – only to be confronted with a difficult truth.

Faced with their own mortality, they indulge in other means of escape, which lead to a place of no return… 

Writer: Ricci Harnett and Siren Turner 
Director: Ricci Harnett (Rise of the Footsoldier Part 2) 
Producer: Lara Greenway

#LONDON BOYS (Feature)


An urban crime drama/ thriller about a boy from a poor background who escapes his violent past when he goes to university, but returns home to the same troubles that he hoped he had left behind.  

#LondonBoys is a realistic backdrop of London as it stands today. Not the uber-glossy West End but at the same time, not an ultra-depressing ‘kitchen sink drama’ either – just a snapshot of what life is like for young people growing up in a society where they are condemned by their surroundings and lack of opportunities.
 
Writer: Nick Vasilli
Director: TBC
Producer: Lara Greenway

THE MADAM (TV Pilot/Series)


A true story about a Madam and female gangster who, at the height of her reign, owned multiple brothels in London and the Home Counties, gaining the respect and protection of the underworld.

Set in the 1990s amidst the heyday of raves and dance music, there’s a lot more to this story than just the sex business – it also shows the drug smuggling that went on between Jamaica and the UK throughout the 90’s and how this brave, tough businesswoman and mother managed to escape death on several occasions.

Writer: Ricci Harnett and Siren Turner 
Director: Ricci Harnett (Rise of the Footsoldier Part 2) 
Producer: Lara Greenway

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