Film & TV Development & Production


About Mad as Birds

Mad as Birds Films is a UK based independent film and TV production company that is committed to high quality storytelling.

Since 2014 MAB has developed, produced and completed a wide slate of uniquely exciting and commercial projects. Through distinctive ambition and creative vision we've consistently attracted globally recognised talent to the nest.

MAB's debut feature was the critically acclaimed and award winning SET FIRE TO THE STARS (Elijah Wood, Celyn Jones) directed by Andy Goddard.

Their second feature is the BAFTA/BIFA nominated psychological thriller THE VANISHING (Gerard Butler, Peter Mullan, Connor Swindells) directed by Kristoffer Nyholm and released by Saban and Lionsgate in 2019.

The feel good comedy POMS (Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver) was next, with Sierra Pictures and directed by Zara Hayes, it had a wide release in the US via STX Entertainment in 2019, and in the UK via EOne Entertainment in 2020.

Recently our period thriller SIX MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT (Judi Dench, Eddie Izzard, Jim Broadbent) was released worldwide with distributors including Sky Originals, Lionsgate (UK), IFC (US) and Transmission (Aus/NZ).

The team are now in post production on THE ALMOND AND THE SEAHORSE which marks Rebel Wilson’s first dramatic role and also stars a phenomenal cast in Charlotte Gainsbourg, Trine Dyrholm, Celyn jones and Meera Syal.

We are currently casting our next two feature films, as well as completing the final stage development and packaging on various TV projects.


Celyn Jones

Celyn Jones is the Creative Director of MAB, a critically acclaimed, award winning actor and BAFTA nominated writer from Wales. The Times referred to him as ”the powerhouse writer/performer behind the greatest Dylan Thomas biopic yet”.

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Andy Evans

Born in Wales, Andy founded Mad as Birds with Celyn after 20 years in London working in post production and a Producer in the digital and music industry of cross-platform content of world renowned artistic talent including Pink Floyd and U2. His first film Producer credit was SET FIRE TO THE STARS starring Elijah Wood.


Sean Marley

Sean was MD of Lime Pictures, the biggest independent TV Producer outside of London. He was responsible for their commercial growth and oversaw the diversification of Lime’s production slate across drama, children’s and reality output.

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Alex Ashworth

Alex was Associate Producer at GSP Studios for 3 years where she managed the process and delivery on over 7 feature films. Alex joined Mad As Birds in 2015 as Head Of Production covering the full slate of projects, advancing them from development to production where she then takes a Producer role.


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