Green Screen Productions Ltd Hit The Big Screen

A NORTH Yorkshire production company have secured a £150,000 loan that will help bring their project to the big screen.

Green Screen Productions Limited (GSPL), based near Selby, recently completed the filming of a screen adaptation of ‘The Knife That Killed Me’, an award-winning 2008 novel from Anthony McGowan, about a boy from Leeds who spirals into knife crime.

The loan from Finance Yorkshire helped the firm purchase computer hardware, specialist lighting and a green screen studio facility, as well as fund labour costs including taking on graduates from the University of York.

GPSL was setup in 2008 by Alan Latham and Thomas Mattinson.

Alan Latham, managing director at GSPL, said: As a creative industry I wasn’t sure if Finance Yorkshire could help us, but I received a very positive response.

Thomas Mattinson said: “The support of Finance Yorkshire is very important to our ongoing development and the loan will help to prove our visual influence in Yorkshire. We are now looking to make at least five films a year.”

‘The Knife That Killed Me’ stars Waterloo actor Jack McMillan and is due to be released at the end of the year by Universal Pictures.

“The film was shot entirely on a green screen stage and is similar to how Sim City was shot but at a fraction of the cost,” said Latham.

Finance Yorkshire provides financial support ranging from £15,000 to £2million to small and medium-sized businesses. They are funded by grants from Yorkshire Forward’s Single Programme, European Regional Development Fund and the European Investment Bank. For more information about Finance Yorkshire, visit www.finance-yorkshire.com or call 0845 649 0000.