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Faction North Ltd


Faction North Ltd develops and produces feature films, TV drama series, documentary and cross platform content for the UK and international market. Led by award winning producer Grant Keir, the company was established in 1998 and has offices in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland.



We have recently completed the BAFTA Scotland nominated archive-based feature documentary 'From Scotland With Love’ (75 mins) with a specially composed soundtrack from Mercury nominated musician King Creosote and directed by Virginia Heath. The project was backed by Creative Scotland and the BBC. The film is being distributed in the UK by Park Circus to widespread critical and public acclaim and the sound track is currently released by Domino Records on vinyl, CD and download.

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We are in advanced development on the neo-noir thriller 'Mystery Ride'. Trust Nordisk have international sales rights to 'Mystery Ride' which will be directed by award-winning writer and director Virginia Heath. Backed in development by Creative Scotland and the New Zealand Film Commission, the film is being produced with Lene Bausager of Ugly Duckling Films and Matt Noonan of Curious Film, New Zealand. Shooting is currently scheduled for Late Summer 2015 in New Zealand.

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                            Moodboard imagery for 'Mystery Ride'. All images copyright to original artist.

We are co-producer on the English-language feature film, 'A Very Unsettled Summer', directed and produced by international award winning writer/director, Anca Damian of Aparte Film (Romania). Starring Jamie Sives, Ana Ularu, Kim Bodnia and Diana Cavallioti, the film is backed by Film i Vast, HBO and BBC Scotland. ‘A Very Unsettled Summer’ premiered In Competition at the Warsaw International Film Festival and subsequently Goteborg International Film Festival.

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We produced the short documentary 'Takeaway' by Taiwanese Director, Yuhsueh Lin, that screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2012. 'Takeaway' was in the 'Official Selection' in Curt.doc and screened in the Teatro Casino la Unio in Vidreres, Girona, Spain in June 2013.

We are currently developing the feature documentary, ‘Creativity Complex’, written and to be directed by William Head and produced by Philippa Campey of Camp Films, with development support from Screen Australia and Creative Scotland. We are developing the dark sensual thriller, 'Bitter Little Twist', with support from Creative Scotland and international sales agent, East West Film Distribution.  Set in the dangerous netherworld of surreal Americana, ‘Bitter Little Twist’ is written and to be directed by Virginia Heath. We are also in development on 'Caledonia Australis' with Tait Brady's Acme Productions in Australia, backed by BBC Scotland, Creative Scotland and Screen Australia. 

Faction North combines the talents and experience of producers Grant Keir and Peter Day. We produce international award winning drama, such as our short film ‘Relativity’ that won the UIP Prix Berlinale in 2002 and we were the first company to produce an ‘on-line’ documentary series Smart Hearts, for Channel Four. We regularly work with UK and international broadcasters including BBC, C4, ARTE, ABC Australia, BFI, BBC Scotland, National Film Board of Canada, Creative Scotland, Screen Yorkshire and New Zealand Film Commission.

Click Grant Keir for imdb credits.