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About Mad as Birds

Film & TV Development & Production Services

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).

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THE ALMOND AND THE SEAHORSE (Rebel Wilson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Trine Dyrholm) directed by Celyn Jones and Tom Stern premiered at Zurich Film Festival to a standing ovation and then went on to win the Special Jury Prize at Dinard Festival.

Psychedelic horror RABBIT TRAP (Dev Patel, Rose McEwen) directed by Bryn Chainey and produced with SpectreVision will be revealed to the world later this year.

In Television, MAB produced the Rose D’Or nominated GALWAD for Sky Arts, directed by Eric Styles (THE PACT) starring Alex Riley (TORCHWOOD).

Welsh actor, writer and director Celyn Jones has set “Madfabulous” as his next directorial venture. The British indie is based on the true story of Henry Cyril Paget, fifth Marquess of Anglesey, who was once one of the richest men in Britain but died penniless and forgotten at the age of 29 in France.

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