Channel 4 today announced that Big Deal Films, the company set up by Dhanny Joshi and Thomas Stogdon, is to join its Indie Growth Fund portfolio.
Initially formed as a talent management company, Big Deal Films has established itself as an exciting new voice in the world of production with a reputation for creating innovative factual, factual entertainment and scripted content.
It has gone on to produce work for all of the UK’s major broadcasters – BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV and Sky, as well as other organisations and now has a first-look deal with BBC Studios.
Channel 4’s Head of the Indie Growth Fund, Caroline Murphy, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Big Deal Films to the Indie Growth Fund. Dhanny and Thomas are both incredibly talented individuals with ambitions to make disruptive and distinctive content that showcase new talent and voices that better reflect the world around us. We are excited to be working with them to realise these ambitions and to establish Big Deal Films as a creative powerhouse.”
Big Deal Films Managing Director Dhanny Joshi said: “We have been fortunate to produce for some of the most exciting British talent and tell some of the most needed to hear stories. We are delighted the Growth Fund have recognised our work and potential. We look forward to building from here.”
With a background in TV and branded development, Big Films Creative Director Thomas Stogdon now steers the creative output at Big Deal Films including titles such as the BAFTA and Broadcast nominated doc, This Is My Life: Boys to Men and the forthcoming Channel 5 series The Greatest Toys of All Time. His writing on BBC3’s Coconut received a Debut Writer nomination at the Edinburgh TV Festival’s New Voice Awards and he has also been selected as a MIPTV Producer to Watch.
Thomas Stogdon said: “Partnering with the Growth Fund will allow us to think bigger than ever before and will enable us to amplify the stories and projects we are truly passionate about.”