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Steve Bowden

Steve Bowden

Participant

School for Seduction
EAVE PRODUCERS WORKSHOP 1999

Company details

Position Producer
Company Vita Nova Films
Website www.vitanovafilms.com

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Steve has 25 years experience as a researcher, production manager and producer on drama and documentary projects for independent production companies working for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 and international sales agents and distributors. Steve has been a film producer for the last 18 years. In 1998 he joined UK independent production company Ipso Facto Films - overseeing several international co-productions, producing all short film and television output and line-producing Ipso Facto Films’ feature film debut, Nasty Neighbours (starring Ricky Tomlinson, directed by Debbie Isitt, released by Lionsgate and subsequently screened on BBC television.) During his seven years running Ipso Facto Films, the company became one of the more active UK independent producers, co-financing and co-producing feature films across Europe. In addition to his role as joint Managing Director of Ipso Facto Films, Steve continued to produce award winning short films and television and developed and produced Ipso Facto’s biggest UK feature film, School for Seduction (starring Kelly Brook, directed by Sue Heel, released in the UK by Lionsgate and sold to, and released in, a further 20 international territories). In 2006, Steve set up Vita Nova Films producing digital projects for the UK Film Council whilst developing European feature film co-productions. In 2008 he produced the multi award winning feature film Prima Primavera – a UK/Hungarian/Bulgarian/Dutch co-production. In addition, Steve continued to develop new talent and produce short films, including Best British Short Film nominees Happy Clapper by Tom Marshall and Keel by Ian Cottage. In 2014, Steve Bowden produced UK/Hungarian feature film, The Carer, starring Brian Cox, Emilia Fox and Anna Chancellor which had its international premier at the Palm Springs Film Festival in January 2016, its UK Premier at the Edinburgh Film Festival in June 2016 and is presently on release in the UK, Australia and New Zealand ahead of distribution in over 20 territories (including the US) in 2016/2017. Steve Bowden has run two independent production companies and has been responsible for over 50 audio-visual projects including feature films, short films and television productions. He is a graduate of the prestigious European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs programme (EAVE ’99) and has worked as a Business Mentor for Digital City, as a Film Specialist for Generator and as a Senior Lecturer for the Media Business School in addition to designing and delivering bootcamps, workshops and training programmes for aspiring creative industry entrepreneurs and film makers.

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A scholarship has been set up to honour the memory of Alan Fountain, former Head of Studies and President of EAVE, who passed away on March 3. Its goal is to enable one producer from outside the EU to participate in all three sessions of the EAVE Producers Workshop each year.

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