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Film & TV Development & Production Services

Completed Projects

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, followed by 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).

Most recently, MAB completed 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.

Due for release 16th December in America through IFC Films.

Mad as Birds also offers Production Services to 3rd party Producers looking for a complete packaged production team.​​

Production Services

Full UK & Europe TV & Film Production Services


Creative Development
Planning & Budgeting
Location Scouting
Local Tax Credit Planning


On Set Production


Facilities & Equipment


Location Management

Transport & Accommodation




Foley & ADR

Audio Mix






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”.

Let’s Talk

Wirral Nest:       6 The Quadrant, Hoylake, CH47 2EE, UK
Welsh Nest:      Venue Cymru, Promenade, Llandudno, LL30 1BB


Communications Policy

Whilst we welcome your comments, it is our policy not to accept or consider creative materials, ideas or suggestions other than those we specifically request. This is to avoid any misunderstandings if your ideas are similar to those we have developed independently. We must therefore request that you do not send us or upload any original creative materials such as stories, scripts, ideas, suggestions or original artwork.  Any communication or material you do transmit to the site or any social network forum will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and may be used by us or our affiliates for any purpose, including reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, posting and in connection with creating and marketing products using such information.

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