Steven Farah

Senior / Executive Producer

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

About me

Throughout my career I have enjoyed focussing on the business side of the entertainment industry. Playing an active role in procuring and nurturing new business while maximising profit is something I find very rewarding. I also enjoy the creative aspects of this industry and am fortunate to have had the opportunity to develop treatments, write scripts, and inspire and encourage teams to take greater creative risks. Strong and clear narratives with high production values captivate audiences, and understanding how to do this effectively within an assigned budget is a challenge I like to rise to. I believe I am particularly adept at using my production, business and IT skills to capitalise on the maximum commercial potential for any given project whilst ensuring the company’s long term aims and objectives are achieved.

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Skills

  • Digital Production
  • Film
  • Film Advertising
  • Producing
  • Print
  • Magazine
  • Management
  • Budgeting
  • Scheduling
  • Writing

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • AKQA

    AKQA

    • Design
  • Wieden+Kennedy

    Wieden+Kennedy

    • Advertising
  • WeTransfer

    WeTransfer

    • Publishing
  • TCOLondon

    TCOLondon

    • Publishing

Work history

Currently

Dec 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • From November 2018 I went back to freelancing, and I have been working for a range of different companies. For most of 2019 I have been working with the Edge Picture Company. I was leading the HSBC Global Mandatory Training (GMT) for the Edge. I was particularly interested in this job as it had well over 100 stakeholders feeding into different aspects of the training; which helped me strengthen my client management skills. A feature documentary I worked on, with Dover Street Entertainment, got premiered at Venice Film Festival 2019, so that was a particular highlight for me this year. I’m also in the middle of delivering several projects, but the most interesting one in my opinion, is the female-led sci-fi feature film called Beyond Existence.

2018

Executive Producer

TCOLondon

Oct 2017 - Oct 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • TCO London is the home of subculture magazine Huck and film magazine Little White Lies. Over the last few years they were approached by brands and agencies to help create bespoke solutions to client problems and the agency was formed. At TCO London I oversaw all productions which include, but are not limited to; short and long format films, print (magazine and books), events, and distribution. Typically, there are 25 – 30 different projects on the go at any one time. I supervised all of them and ensured everything was running smoothly and on time. I was also responsible for all financial aspects of production from budget planning to final sign off. I have helped develop a system, from a financial and production perspective that enables TCO to scale up rapidly should more work be commissioned. I was also responsible for high-end client relations and securing new and/or additional work. Some of the projects I have worked on at TCO London include: LDNR / Nothing Beats a Londoner - Nike Adidas Archive - Adidas Life Moments - Pandora MLB 108 Zine – Major League Baseball Base Jump – Budweiser Parallel Stance – Vans Ideas Report – WeTransfer Spaces In Between – Size? The Spurs Vision – Tottenham Hotspurs Art Russe - Bloomberg Found Sound - VANS Mubi x Little White Lies Partnership The Activists Handbook - Huck Catalyst Showreel - CNBC New Internationalist redesign Film Struck marketing – Time Warner Brownlee Brothers – Continental Cannes Lions Festival Filming Little White Lies Quiz Book – Laurence King Destination Canada 2018 Women in Tech - Accenture Hoka x Huck Partnership Size? Podcast – JD Sports The Coen’s Brothers Book - Abrams Where is the Dude – Laurence King Facebook Connect - Facebook Accenture – Understanding FORM Vans off the Wall - Vans x Huck Partnership She Moves Mountains – The North Face

2015

Freelance Producer

The Edge Picture Company

May 2017 - Oct 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • During my time at The Edge Picture Company I produced several projects for them.

2017

Senior Producer

ITN Productions

Jan 2015 - May 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I oversaw all activity within the Branded Content department of ITN Productions. I was often coordinating multiple productions at any given time, and managing a team of both permanent employees and freelancers. From setting objectives and ensuring they were aligned with the company goals to developing relationships with clients were some of my main responsibilities at ITN. Time management, budgeting and scheduling are essential skills I used to ensure the department was running smoothly and meeting its deadlines. A particular highlight was producing daytime studio format series, Matalan’s The Show with Denise Van Outen. This is first time a daytime television format has been adapted and used for branded content. Projects include: Matalan’s The Show – ITV & Matalan Smart Investor Series – Barclays Club 18-30 TV – Thomas Cook Money Clip Minute Series – NatWest Market Mavens Series – BNY Mellon Cadbury Award Film – ITV Money and Cancer – Macmillan Cancer Drugs and Alcohol – Aggregate Industries Thank You Film – British Council Eagle Labs – Barclays Smart Investor Migration – Barclays Club Xtra – Thomas Cook Cyberhood – Aggregate Industries Mega – Pictet Personalisation Video – Barclays Direct Investor – Barclays Interview Comedy Series – Reed Recruitment Avios – Animation Reversion What’s Hot With Henk Potts Series – Barclays Acquisition Film – Barclays All To Play For Series – William Hill Lives – NatWest Red Bull Event – Red Bull BBC Children in Need Primary Stars – Premier League Budget Special – NatWest

2015

Writer & Producer & Co-Founder

Capital Films

Jan 2010 - Jan 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I am proud to have worked with the Capital Films team to develop the company into an award-winning production house in a short space of time. With a slate of feature films and both scripted and unscripted television programmes, the main objectives achieved to date are: Co-Executive Producer of The Last Hope - a new documentary with Oscar winning director Karen Goodman Producer & Writer of Beyond Existence - a feature film, currently in post-production Executive Producer of the feature film, The Scopia Effect - Nominated for Best Film at British Horror Film Festival and Winner of Best Cinematography Shortlisted for 9 TV development deals with Channel 4, Sundance Channel, Condé Naste, FYI, Red Arrow International, History/H2, and truTv at the New York Television Festival 2014 and 2015 Writer and Producer of the television pilot, Furries Writer and Producer of the television pilot, The New Bromantics - Won Best UK Scripted Pilot at the New York Television Festival 2012, and secured development deal with Fox Television Studios and Apostle NYC to write a new scripted thirty-minute single camera comedy Producer and writer of the forthcoming feature film, The King’s Men - I produced a concept trailer for the movie, which has to date, received over 2 million views on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4FZsQtNMd8 Producer of LUV & HAT - a digital series derived from the popular blog by Stuart Heritage (The Guardian) and Robyn Wilder (Buzzfeed) Slate of feature films and television series I created and/or developed from inception.

2010

Producer & Writer

Various (see description)

Jan 2006 - Jan 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • In my early career I worked on a number of theatre productions, music videos, ad campaigns, corporate virals, TV shows and films for different companies. For more details on the companies and productions I worked on please feel free to contact me and I'll send you my CV.

Education

Currently

Producers Foundation Certificate, Film Production

Raindance UK

Jan 2011
  • London, United Kingdom

2010

Writer's Studio Group

Royal Court Theatre

Jan 2010 - Feb 2010
  • London, United Kingdom

2009

Young Writers' Programme

Royal Court Theatre

Jan 2009 - Feb 2009
  • London, United Kingdom

2006

Bachelor of Arts Hons

The Oxford School of Drama

Jun 2003 - Jun 2006
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Completed the 3 Year Actor's Course

2001

Jan 1996 - Dec 2001
  • South Africa
  • Matric (Equivalent to A Levels)

Awards

2016

  • This was for the Barclay's Personalisation Film

2012

Best UK Scripted Comedy

New York Television Festival

  • Won Best UK Scripted Pilot at the New York Television Festival 2012, and secured development deal with Fox Television Studios and Apostle NYC to write a new scripted thirty-minute single camera comedy