GREEN DOOR PICTURES
CONCRETE COWBOY

CONCRETE COWBOY

    Concrete Cowboy follows 15-year-old Cole (Caleb McLaughlin), who discovers the world of urban horseback riding when his mother sends him to live with his estranged father, Harp (Elba). Jharrel Jerome, Lorraine Toussaint, Byron Bowers and Clifford “Method Man” Smith also star in the film, which is based on the real-life horsemen of North Philadelphia and the award-winning novel “Ghetto Cowboy” by Greg Neri.


    Writers:
    Ricky Staub and Dan Walser
    Directed by:
    Ricky Staub
    Release Date:
    13 September 2020 (TIFF), 2 April 2021 (Netflix)
    Format:
    1 hour 51 mins
    Produced By:
    Lee Daniels Entertainment, Tucker Tooley Entertainment, Green Door Pictures, Neighborhood Film Co.
    IN THE LONG RUN

    Created by and starring Idris Elba and inspired by his own 1980s inner-city London childhood, In the Long Run is a funny, warm-hearted portrait of a West African family making ends meet in Thatcher-era Britain.

    Walter (Idris Elba) and Agnes (Madeline Appiah) came to London from Sierra Leone 13 years ago and now live a quiet life with their son Kobna. But when Walter’s brother, Valentine (jimmy Akinbola), comes to stay, his exuberance and lust for life changes everything. Also starring comedy legend Bill Bailey as Walter’s neighbour and workmate Bagpipes, In The Long Run is a story about family, community and what home really means.


    Writers:
    Claire Downes, Ian Jarvis, Stuart Lane, Grace Ofori-Attah
    Directed by:
    Declan Lowney, Cecile Emeke
    Release Date:
    29 March 2018
    Format:
    6 x 30 mins
    Produced By:
    Green Door Pictures & Sprout Pictures
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    Features & Awards:

    Winner of the Debut Writer Award for Shivani Vijayapalan at the 2020 New Voice Awards

    Winner of the Favourite Comedy Production Award at the 2019 Screen Nation Awards

    Winner of the Best Comedy Programme Award at the 2018 Broadcast Digital Awards

    Walter Easmon has been elected as a union representative at the factory and is thrown into the deep end when he’s forced to tackle a very slippery negotiation that tests his resolve. Alongside colleagues Bagpipes and Rajesh they are set to go on strike to save their jobs. Meanwhile Walter’s wife, Agnes looks to kick start her career with a new role at the local council. Kirsty (Kellie Shirley) and Bagpipes also face a new challenge with the arrival of Leon - the biological father of their daughter Melissa. And for Valentine, who has finally moved out of the Easmon’s home, bachelor life is not what he thought it would be.


    Writers:
    Grace Ofori-Attah, Danielle Ward, Fraser Ayres, Shivani Vijayapalan, Ben Tagoe, Jon Macqueen
    Directed by:
    Sandy Johnson
    Release Date:
    16 October 2019
    Format:
    7 x 30 mins
    Produced By:
    Green Door Pictures & Sprout Pictures
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    The third series of this semi-autobiographical Sky One comedy, loosely based on Idris’ own childhood, sees the welcome arrival of Walter’s mum from Sierra Leone with Walter desperate to impress. Bagpipes has a near death experience that makes him question the meaning of life. Valentine finally finds love and Kirsty sets up her own catering business all while Agnes gets suspicious as some developers start taking an interest in the Eastbridge Estate, threatening the very existence of the community.


    Writers:
    Grace Ofori-Attah, Fraser Ayres, Shivani Vijayapalan, Jon Macqueen
    Directed by:
    Sandy Johnson & Ian Aryeh
    Release Date:
    23 July 2020
    Format:
    6 x 30 mins
    Produced By:
    Green Door Pictures & Sprout Pictures
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    TURN UP CHARLIE

    TURN UP CHARLIE

      A down-and-out DJ plots to rebuild his music career while working as a nanny for his famous best friend’s wild 11-year-old daughter.


      Writers:
      Georgia Lester, Laura Neal, Victoria Asare-Archer, Femi Oyeniran
      Directed by:
      Tristram Shapeero, Matt Lipsey
      Release Date:
      15 March 2019 (Netflix)
      Format:
      8 x 30 mins
      Produced By:
      Green Door Pictures & Brown Eyed Boy
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      GUERRILLA

      GUERRILLA

        Oscar winner John Ridley’s story of two lovers taking a stand amid the racial struggle of 1970s London.


        Writers:
        John Ridley, Misan Sagay
        Directed by:
        Sam Miller, John Ridley
        Release Date:
        13 April 2017 (Sky Atlantic)
        Format:
        6 x 1 hour
        Produced By:
        ABC Signature, Fifty Fathoms Productions, Green Door Pictures, Stearns Castle
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        KING FOR A TERM

        KING FOR A TERM

          Written and directed by Idris Elba, this intimate drama, inspired by his own school days in east London, tells the story of a young boy's nervous first steps into a new school.

          This Playhouse Presents short inspired the series ‘In The Long Run’.


          Writers:
          Idris Elba
          Directed by:
          Idris Elba
          Release Date:
          9 July 2015 (Sky Arts)
          Format:
          1 x 30 mins
          Produced By:
          Green Door Pictures, Sprout Pictures
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          FIVE BY FIVE

          FIVE BY FIVE

            BBC Three's five by five, a series of short films from new writers, featuring new and established on-screen talent working side by side.

            Five writers. Five characters. One story.

            In a city of millions, teenager Ash (Michael Ajao) is lost. He wants to be the big man, but reality doesn’t quite deliver. A chance encounter leads him to make a dangerous decision, starting a chain reaction that plays out across these five connected short films.

            As Ash faces down some vengeful bullies he interrupts Chloe’s (Georgina Campbell) romantic plans. Her target, Lucas, (Ben Tavassoli) is bewildered and seeks solace with Jules (Nina Yndis), a bored waitress. Jules ignores her customer Janine (Ruth Madeley), who breaks the law but escapes the attention of cop Michael (Sope Dirisu) - who encounters a badly beaten Ash, in need of help but unable to ask for it.

            Ash’s choice started it all. Michael’s decision to intervene or walk away will end it.


            Writers:
            Lee Coan, Cat Jones, Namsi Khan, Selina Lim, Nathaniel Price
            Directed by:
            Kate Herron
            Release Date:
            27 March 2017
            Format:
            5 x 5mins
            Produced By:
            BBC Studios, Green Door Pictures
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            Features & Awards:

            2017

            • Hamilton Film Festival, Ontario, Canada
            • Urban Mediamakers Film Festival, Atlanta, USA
            • British Urban Film Festival, London, UK
            • Rhode Island International Film Festival, Rhode Island, USA
            • Palm Springs International Film Festival, California, USA
            TREE

            TREE

              Idris Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah’s electrifying blend of drama, music and dance follows one man’s journey into the heart and soul of contemporary South Africa – with the audience at the centre of the action.

              It’s just 12 hours from London to his parents’ homeland, but to Kaleo (Alfred Enoch), South Africa is another world. A family tragedy finally forces him to visit for the first time – and as he takes his journey of healing, Kaleo must confront hidden histories and right the wrongs of the past. But first, he must face the present: a shattered family, fighting to hold on to what they believe is theirs, in a nation haunted by the ghosts of its own turbulent past.

              Tree is an exhilarating show about identity, family and belonging, seen through the eyes of a man on the toughest journey of his life.


              Writers:
              Kwame Kwei-Armah
              Directed by:
              Kwame Kwei-Armah
              Release Date:
              MIF 29 June 2019, Young Vic 29 July 2019
              Format:
              1 hour 30 mins
              Produced By:
              A Young Vic, Manchester International Festival and Green Door Pictures co-production
              Hijack

              A new AppleTV+ series coming soon.


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