About

We are Vertigo Films

Independent. Reliable. Rebellious.

Vertigo Films was founded in 2002 by Allan Niblo and James Richardson and grew into one of the most successful independent film production and distribution companies in the U.K. 

The company produced or distributed over 100 award and box office winning films from its first film The Football Factory to Toronto Festival winner Its All Gone Pete Tong, No.1 box office hits The Sweeney and StreetDance 3D and independent break out hits such as Monsters, Bronson and the Oscar nominated Ajami.

It built a U.K. film distribution arm (now Vertigo Releasing), an acclaimed international sales company (Protagonist Pictures, partnered with Channel 4 and Ingenious) and state of the art post production and VFX companies based in Berlin and U.K. (Post Republik and Automatik).

Always spotting, supporting and protecting talent, the company has been behind the early movies of actors such as Tom Hardy (Bronson, Mad Max) and Vanessa Kirby (Kill Command, Mission Impossible) and directors such as Nicholas Winding Refn (Bronson, Drive) and Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla, Star Wars: Rogue One).

In 2014, sensing the newly opened up SVOD platforms would create a fundamental change in the independent film world, the two founders and Jane Moore the CEO, decided to focus Vertigo’s attention on TV production.

Within two years it received its first two commissions for Sky – Britannia with has just screened its third season and sold to 197 countries and and  Bulletproof which went for three seasons as well and became one of Sky One’s most successful shows.

Vertigo is currently in post production on hotly anticipated series Mammals starring James Corden and Sally Hawkins for Amazon Studios (a show produced by Jez Butterworth’s Street Hassle in association with Vertigo Films and James Corden’s Fulwell 73) and is in production on the European set crime epic A Town Called Malice created by Nick Love for Sky.