The team below came together in 2019 to develop films and TV series. Each had a close association with the late producer Bernie Williams.
Michael Stevenson - Executive Producer
A legend in the film industry, Michael is a winner of the Michael Balcon BAFTA lifetime achievement award for his work in British film. He began his career with the great David Lean and was 2nd AD on both “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Doctor Zhivago”” and his 1st AD on “Ryan’s Daughter”. He then worked as Stanley Kubrick’s 1st AD on “The Shining”. Other major films include “Barry Lyndon”, “The Hunger” and “Plenty”. Michael has a reputation for being a favourite 1st AD with many of the world’s top movie actors and was presented his BAFTA by Michael Caine. Michael’s most recent film credits include "Artemis Fowl", "Christopher Robin", and "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness"
John Dodds - Producer and Line Producer
John Dodds joined the film Industry in 1974 working in the production department of movies including “The Eagle has Landed”, “Jabberwocky”, and “The Big Sleep”. Then as a 2nd Assistant Director on the films “The Fourth Protocol”, ”1984”, “White Mischief” and Tim Burton's “Batman”. John became a 1st Assistant Director and worked on big-budget films including “Cider with Rosie”, “Where Angels Fear To Tread”, “The Merchant of Venice” and “Flawless”.
Stephen Walters - Producer
Stephen has been associated with the Film and Television Industry since the 1960s. His primary interests have been Maritime projects. Starting as a teenager alongside Carl Forman and David Lean, he became the latter’s research assistant in the late-1970s and collaborative writer in his later years. Others worked with have included, Roman Polanski, Roger Donaldson, John Calley, Maurice Fowler, Tony Pratt, John Graysmark, Les Dilley, Robert Bolt, John Box, and George Stevens. Some of the largely uncredited Movie projects he has been associated with are: "Excalibur", "The Guns of Navarone", "Sparrows can’t Sing", "Oliver", "Mutiny on the Bounty", "Pyrates", and "Yellowbeard". The largest collaboration came with David Lean’s 1978 "Bounty" project, which developed into the collaboration with with Bernie Williams and Roger Donaldson.
James Walters - Producer
James is a professional commercial investigator, maritime researcher and former ship broker. His passion for the film industry stems from his time on the sets of the Bounty in 1984, and the work undertaken researching the uniforms for the film. Having collaborated on TV documentaries on maritime subjects on the the "Real Captain Bligh", for Adam Bullmore, and the "Mystery of the Mary Celeste" with Clive Maltby, He gained further experience on productions, costumes and presenting to camera at sea and in film studio tanks.
Between 2005-2015 he worked with Bernie Williams on the preproduction and development of the "Catch of Consequence" trilogy and "The Last Mutineer". His core role remains that of historical research, locations work and the presentation of conceptual ideas for the Production Designer and Director.
Angela Elliott - Scriptwriter, Producer
Angela contributed to the BBC Global Concerns programme before moving into documentaries and film with Stanley Kubrick assistant Norrie Maclaren at Tartan Television and Plantagenet Films. Angela created over 30 documentaries, and scripted the feature length film "The Pocket Venus" and dramas "Barbaraville", "Golf Wars" and "Magnetic North". She wrote with Director Lewis Gilbert's son, John Gilbert on "Tube", and in association with actor Stewart Bevan, and subsequently for Producer Bernie Williams, on "The Last Mutineer". She is the author of four novels, one of which was featured on the Discovery Channels "Unexplained" series.
Her most recent collaboration with Stephen and James Walters has seen her return to the creative relationship originally instigated by Bernie Williams. Under their watch Angela has scripted several feature length films and a six part period drama.