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Pact has named the 30 emerging indies that it will supercharge with two years of training and development.

The ‘Future30’ indies will each get two years’ free Pact membership and a tailored development programme with access to industry experts.

The chosen companies span the UK nations and regions and include London-based comedy start-up Daddy’s Yacht Productions; Bruce Goodison’s Bristol indie Indefinite Films; Lucy Pilkington’s Milk & Honey; disability specialist Born This Way MediaSLNda Productions, a Loughborough-based company co-founded by actor Ashley Walters; former Sky exec Cameron Roach’s Manchester indie Rope Ladder Fiction; London/Manchester youth-oriented LGBTQ+ producer Teen Club; and Belfast’s Walk on Air Films.

Pact launched the scheme in July to mark its 30th anniversary and the announcement of its selection comes as Pact prepares to count the votes for its ’10 Leading Lights’ of the indie sector.

Voting closes on Friday 15 October for the poll, with nominations due in two categories: Disruption, Innovation and Creativity, and Unsung Hero. The winners will be named at Pact’s Indie Xmas Party on 17 December.

The Future30 in full: 

Born This Way Media (London)
Creative director: Max Barber
Head of talent: Samantha Renke

Bowled Over Media (Surrey)
Creative director: Heidi Gomes

Caspian Films (Kent)
Founders: Georgina Paget; Thembisa Cochrane

ClockWork Films (Leeds)
Director/executive producer: Heenan Bhatti

Daddy’s SuperYacht Productions (London)
Creative director: Benjamin Sutton
Scripted comedy head: Charlie Dinkin
Unscripted comedy head: Kevin Muyolo
Head of production: Laura Shaw

Dark Pictures (London)
Founder: Yaw Basoah

Earthling Films (London)
Founders: Matt Diegan; Ross Bolidai

HopSkip Studios (Belfast)
Creative director: Kate Finn
Managing director: Aisling Gallagher

Indefinite Films (Bristol)
Partners: Bruce Goodison; Kate Cook

Insight TWI Films (London)
Producer/director: Clive Patterson
Producer: Hugh Davies

Kailash Films (Cardiff)
Founder: Gwen Hughes

Little Bird Films (Cardiff)
Creative director: Tammy Kennedy
Managing director: Louise Bray 

Little Monk Pictures (Manchester)
Chief executive: Nadia Jaynes

Loop (London)
Founders: Catherine Bray; Anthony Ing; Charlie Shackleton

Milk and Honey Productions (London)
Managing director: Lucy Pilkington

Pan Yard (London)
Founder: Cassie Qaurless 

Particle6 (Maidenhead)
Executive producer: Eline van der Velden

Phoenix Television (Hampshire)
Managing director: Miles Jarvis
Creative director: Jaimi West 

Reel Soul Movies (Bath)
Chief executive: Shelley Williams

Rope Ladder Fiction (Manchester)
Founder: Cameron Roach

Skye Films (Isle of Skye)
Founder: Lena Vurma

SLNda (Loughborough and London)
Chief executive: Nagajan Modhwadia
Head of development: Laura Russell
Executive producer: Ashley Walters 

Spirit Media Studios (London)
Chief executive: Peter Cowley

Studio BE (Brighton/Hove)
Chief executive: Brandon Relph

Studio Something (Scotland)
Co-founder: Jordan Laird
Head of production: Andy Maas

Teen Club (London/Manchester)
Founders: Savannah James-Bayly; Loran Dunn; Sorcha Bacon

Three Tables Productions (London)
Founders: Jun (JT) Wong; David Chikwe; Himesh Kar

Threewise Entertainment (Birmingham)
Founders: Michael Ford; Luna Luo
Partner: Kate Larking

Walk on Air Films (Belfast)
Creative director: Rachel Hooper
Managing director: Martha O Kane 

Wander Films (Middlesborough)
Managing director: Lou Tonner
Creative director: Chloe Clover

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