Archface Films is Daisy Allsop and Bruce Fletcher.
Daisy produced Tell It To The Bees, a BFI-funded period drama starring Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger which recently had its world premiere in Special Presentation at Toronto Film Festival. It will be released theatrically in Spring 2019. She produced Screen Star of Tomorrow director David Leon’s feature Orthodox starring Stephen Graham and Michael Smiley which was longlisted for a BIFA for Best Debut Director and was theatrically released in 2016.
Daisy began her career in development and distribution, then acquisitions for sales agent and financier Capitol Films. She joined producer Nick Hirschkorn on Five Children & It and helped launch the film arm of commercials company Feel Films in 2004. As head of development for Feel she managed a slate of literary adaptations including BBC series Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell and The Song of Names. She was Associate Producer on Skellig starring Tim Roth, John Simm and Kelly Macdonald. She worked with Enlightenment Films as Associate Producer on I Can’t Think Straight and the award-winning The World Unseen.
In 2015 she was selected for the Rotterdam Producer’s Lab, Creative England’s Market Trader, and Lighthouse’s Guiding Lights schemes. As a writer she is represented at Casarotto Ramsay.
Bruce has worked as Series Director on some of the most popular and critically acclaimed documentary series on British television, including BBC One’s Ambulance, which won the 2018 BAFTA for Best Factual Series, the RTS Award-winning 24 Hours in A&E, and most recently the hard hitting insight into Britains criminal justice system, RTS nominee Crime & Punishment.
He started his career in documentaries nearly 20 years ago. Initially he worked as a producer and in development, including a stint as Head of Development at award-winning documentary company Diverse Productions and as Producer on the first series of Raw TV’s acclaimed Locked Up Abroad.
His debut as a director was in 2007 as part of Channel 4’s ‘First Cut’ scheme. Saving Britney Spears explored the public and media fascination with Britney’s apparent breakdown and the lucrative economy that emerged around it.
Many of Bruce’s documentaries have focused on coming of age stories, including Otto: Love, Lust and Las Vegas, a film that follows a young man with Down’s Syndrome over his 21st birthday year as he navigates some typical rites of passage. 2014 series Teens focuses on a group of sixth-formers in Essex and paints a picture of life as a suburban 17-year-old through intimate access to the contributors real and online lives.