Vertigo Films

Vertigo Films is a British independent TV and Film production company founded in 2002 by Allan Niblo and James Richardson and joined a few years later by current CEO and partner, Jane Moore.

The company has produced and distributed over 50 feature films, from critical hits Monsters and Bronson to Oscar Nominated Ajami, to No. 1UK box office hits StreetDance 3D and The Sweeney. It has also made over 100 hours of high end TV such as Britannia and Bulletproof for Sky, Mammals for Amazon, A Town Called Malice for Sky and currently shooting Curfew for Paramount +.

Vertigo has a long history of discovering and supporting new talent, giving new stars their first leading role and offering directors their first feature, TV show or English language break. These include Tom Hardy (Bronson, Mad Max), Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Star Wars: Rogue One), Vanessa Kirby (Kill Command, Mission Impossible), Sofia Boutella (StreetDance 2, Rebel Moon), Tom Shankland (The Killing Gene, SAS Rogue Heroes), Max and Dania (Streetdance 3D, Walking on Sunshine), Rob Savage (Strings, Britannia, Boogeyman), Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Drive) and Issa Lopez (Britannia, True Detective 4).

As well as being one of the most prolific and experienced producers in the UK, Vertigo was co-founders in building the film distribution business (now Vertigo Releasing), the international sales company Protagonist Pictures as well as post and VFX companies Post Republic and Automatik (now manager owned) which has given the company huge expertise in film and TV marketing, international sales, post-production and VFX.

In September 2022, Federation Studios acquired a majority stake in Vertigo Films to expand their offering of premium film and TV to the global market.

Vertigo has Film and TV projects with Sky, Netflix, Amazon, BBC and AMC amongst others, which are preparing to shoot in 2024/2025. 

Allan Niblo

Exec Producer/Co-Founder
Allan co-founded Vertigo Films in 2002.

Angela Amanchukwu

Head Of Legal And Business Affairs
Angela joined Vertigo in 2019 as Head of Legal & Business Affairs. Angela’s remit covers Television, Film, and co-productions. Angela is an experienced media lawyer, member of The Law Society for England and Wales and qualified as a solicitor at Fieldfisher. She has worked in a variety of legal roles across the media industry in production and for UK and International broadcasters. Prior to her time at Vertigo, she worked at UKTV/BBC Studios, Avalon, Fox/Disney Originals and inhouse production and as Head of scripted for various scripted independent producers.

Donna Apparicio

Head of Finance
Donna joined Vertigo in April 2023 as Head of Finance. A chartered accountant with over twenty years in Television and Film, she began her post qualification career at a Film and Television studio followed by a publishing company before moving into Television. After 15 years at Mentorn as Finance Director she took a career break then joined Steadfast Television and later Renegade Pictures.

James Hartnell

Development Producer
James joined Vertigo in 2021 as Development Executive, before moving into the Development Producer Role in 2024. He works across a range of projects on the Film and TV slate. Prior to Vertigo James was Script Editor on two seasons of Sky One’s hit show Bulletproof. He previously story edited, and script edited for BBC1’s Holby City and worked with Buzzfeed Films and Now Films on feature film Book of Love staring Sam Claflin. James started his career as a script secretary and later script editor for BBC Scotland’s flagship drama River City.

James Richardson

Exec Producer/Co-Founder
James co-founded Vertigo Films in 2002.

Jane Moore

Jane has significant experience managing international TV and film production and distribution businesses. She has been involved in company growth – both organic and through mergers and acquisitions – and raising finance at company and at project level. Prior to Vertigo, Jane was an Investment Director at Ingenious Media, an investment and advisory group, where she was responsible for deploying production and distribution financing across studio and independent productions and sourced investment opportunities for all managed funds. As CFO of PolyGram Filmed Entertainment International and later at Universal Studios International, she was an integral part of a management team which established film and television production, sales and distribution operations worldwide and built the PolyGram film and television operations into a billion dollar turnover business at point of sale to Universal Studios.

Milena Ameeralee

Accounts Assistant
Milena joined Vertigo in 2018 and works in the finance team.

Nathalie Peter-Contesse

Head Of Development
Nathalie joined Vertigo Films in March 2020 as Head of Development, serving also as Executive Producer on specific projects. A qualified attorney in Switzerland and California, she has worked in a variety of development and production roles in Los Angeles, Sydney and London. Prior to her time at Vertigo, she worked as Head of Development for producer Gianni Nunnari (Se7en, The Departed), as a Production executive for Capitol Films, as well as a Development Executive for Screen Australia and Fremantle. Her credits include Associate Producer on Zack Snyder’s 300, Co-Producer on Kirk Jones’s Everybody’s Fine starring Robert DeNiro and Executive Producer on Tony Kaye’s Black Water Transit.

Taz Findik

Development Executive
Taz joined the development team in 2024 from Netflix, where he supported the original film and series development slate, as well as licensing and acquisitions for the UK, Ireland, and Israel working on such titles including Scoop and Bank of Dave 2. Prior to this, he began his career within publicity at 20th Century Fox, Searchlight Pictures, and Walt Disney Studios, working on titles The French Dispatch, Eternals, and Academy Award winning Nomadland. He is currently part of the NFTS Script Development Diploma 2023/4.