An award winning story producer and screen sector entrepreneur, I am the founder of WHITE LANTERN FILM, video production company THE LIGHT SIDE and supporter of film education through INSIGHTIE.
As an entrepreneur I have developed a vertically integrated cluster of independent businesses. I have produced 3 movies and have a slate of independent films in development. I have also produced a range of award-winning short films, documentaries, corporate films and commercials for brands such as LV, BT, Mizuno, Sony and Garmin.
White Lantern Film is a leading movie Production Company and part of the prestigiuous BFI Film Academy. As a producer I have been selected by Film London as an Emerging Producer, won the Arts University College Bournemouth Business Challenge Award twice and I have been nominated by the British Council for Young Screen Entrepreneur.
Name: Adam J Merrifield
Lives in: Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Company: White Lantern Film
Film (Crime) Producer A young black musician, a female police officer and a paranoid conspiracy theorist collide across the same forty-eight hours leading to tragedy in London. RASH shows three different view points leading to one act of violence.
Film (Thriller) Producer K-Shop is a gritty urban Sweeney Todd inspired horror set in a British Kebab Shop plagued by binge drinking culture. After his father is killed in an altercation with drunken thugs, Salah's fate is sealed in a fight with an angry customer. With a dead body on his hands the novice kebab shop owner turns vigilante disposing of the body in the one place he knows best...the kebabs. Salah watches gullible customers devour the new flesh kebabs and seizes the opportunity to seek revenge on abusive drunken binge drinkers, killing off those he deems punishable.
Film by Suki Singh (Drama) Producer Emulsion is a Psychological Noir about a man looking for his missing wife, set on the south coast of England. When ISABELLA mysteriously disappears from a car park her husband, RONNY, becomes obsessed with finding her. In an attempt to stay close to her he even takes a job at the very same car park. It becomes his life. We join the story a year after the key events. Ronny lives alone in a dirty old apartment. He watches the same film on a projector every night. This is a nostalgic reel of 16mm film; memories of Isabella. Every morning Ronny packs his bags everyday to move on with his life, but he always slams on his brakes as he approaches a picturesque bridge on the edge of town, the place where he proposed to Isabella. Everyday he returns to the car park to continue his quest. Every night Ronny stands in the very spot Isabella went missing from and tries to retrace his own movements and recap on any clues. One night a prostitute is attacked in the car park and bundled into the boot ... Written by White Lantern Film
Journey to Le Mans
Film by Charlotte Fantelli (Documentary) Editorial department The 24 hours of Le Mans is the most prestigious endurance motorsport event in the world. Fantelli Productions follows Great British privateer team Jota Sport, taking an intimate look at the feat of human endurance and the marvel of engineering it takes to compete in one of the most challenging races on earth. We bring to the screen the spectacle that is Le Mans, through the eyes and emotions of the men at the very heart of it. Proving with enough hard work, dedication and passion, you really can achieve anything. Journey to Le Mans is a depiction of the blood, sweat and tears we see, as we travel with the team. Our journey playing out over the season to - and during - Le Mans 2014. Written by Fantelli Productions Ltd
Drying for Freedom
Film by Steven Lake (Documentary, Comedy, Drama and News) Producer DRYING FOR FREEDOM is about our right to protect the planet. With a worldwide focus on cutting carbon emissions, why are communities across America preventing people from using a clothesline? How would you respond if you were banned from being environmentally friendly? DRYING FOR FREEDOM reveals the story of our love affair with energy, the people who are campaigning against it, the rules society has created to sustain it and the destruction it is causing our planet. It explores how outdoor clothes drying is banned in communities across the USA and how corporate America sold its citizens the dream of electric bliss in the 1950s, a dream which is now America's biggest export, signifying that our future is hanging on the line. Written by Anonymous
Film by Rob Brown (Short and Drama) Producer An autistic man and woman's friendship becomes tested when a 15-year old girl comes between them.
Film by Martin Stirling (Comedy and Short) Producer Sam, a chubby boy with low self-esteem is forced to confront the greatest challenge of his life - using the grimy school toilets. Overcoming his fear, he lands in a more compromising situation after getting locked in the toilet with the cleaner - an attractive older woman. Feeling awkward and embarrassment, Sam accidentally gets trapped into a steamy conversation with her, oblivious that she is actually on her mobile phone talking to her boyfriend. Confused and uncomfortable, he bolts out of the cubicle only to realize, to further embarrassment, his mistake Written by White Lantern Film
Imagine a School... Summerhill
Film by William Tyler Smith (Documentary) Sound department The students at England's only free school, Summerhill, legislate their own laws, manage their own bank, and are free to go to class or not. So when the British government threatens to shut their school down, the students defend their institution, going up against no less than Parliament in the process. The results, not only clear their school, but is a dramatic demonstration of just how effective their school really is. Written by Jill Gambaro
ECOCUP FILM FESTIVAL, Moscow, Best Environmental Feature
UK CLIMATE WEEK AWARD, Best Artistic Response
COSTA RICA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Best Environmental Feature