The Spirit of '45 is produced by Sixteen Films
and Fly Film
is the production company formed by director Ken Loach
and producer Rebecca O'Brien
with writer Paul Laverty
as the associate director.
was formed in 2009 by producers Kate Ogborn
and Lisa Marie Russo
. Productions include SELF MADE by Turner Prize winner Gillian Wearing, THE DEEP BLUE SEA, directed by Terence Davies and SWANDOWN by Andrew Kotting and author Iain Sinclair.
BFI Film Fund
The Spirit of '45 was supported by BFI Film Fund, Film4.0 and Creative England
. With a strong emphasis on new voices and fresh ideas, the BFI Film Fund nurtures and invests in a diverse mix of filmmakers, aiming to enrich British film culture, increase the economic value of UK film and help define Britain and its storytellers in the 21st century.
The BFI Film Fund champions creative excellence and boldness of vision,investing Lottery funding in the development, production and completion of short and long form projects and supporting filmmakers at every step of their journey to create distinctive and entertaining films.
, headed by Tessa Ross, is Channel 4 Television’s feature film division. Film4 develops and co-finances films and is known for working with the most innovative talent in the UK, whether new or established.
In 2011 Film4 launched Film4.0, a talent and idea driven hub within Film4 that explores innovation in filmmaking and supports emerging and established talent to connect with audiences in new ways. www.film4.com/productions
The film is being released in UK and Irish cinemas on March 15th 2013 by Dogwoof
is a national agency that invests in and supports creative ideas, talent and businesses in film, TV, games and digital media. It aims to grow the brightest, the best, and those with the most promise so that individuals and businesses can achieve their full creative and commercial potential. The agency helps identify future opportunities to grow the economy and generate jobs. With offices in Salford, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Nottingham and Elstree, Creative England is a national agency with strong local and regional links.