Shogun Films is a disruptive independent production company headquartered in London - but with a global reach - which is dedicated to making outstanding, high-octane, filmmaker-driven commercial movies in the action/thriller/crime space. The company was founded by producer/actress Jeanine Nerissa Sothcott and industry veteran Jonathan Sothcott. Entrepreneurs Danny Bear and Andrew Green round out the board. Filmmaker Adam Stephen Kelly acts as SVP. The company has a strategic partnership with prolific US director/producer Daniel Zirilli and his Pop Art Film Factory outfit in Los Angeles.
Shogun Films is a startup business with huge aspirations and significant longterm international growth prospects built on a foundation of exceptional sector knowledge and experience. We have a formula that works, the absolute cream of the crop of talent, and our timing is right. At Shogun, we love film. We are passionate about our industry and the people in it, and are proud of our incredible British film heritage, yet our ambition is global and our films are designed to have genuine international appeal. The Shogun name and branding is inspired by the great independent studios from the '80s video boom era such as Cannon and Carolco, however, we want Shogun to be a new breed of film company; one that builds and fosters longterm relationships creatively as well as commercially; that becomes an incubator to the very best creative talent and an immediately identifiable brand that gives its audience that little bit more.
Our philosophy is to give audiences what they want. We make world-class films using the very best talent and facilities the UK has to offer. We make films people want to see, not for ourselves.
We believe in independence. In an industry overshadowed by billion-dollar behemoths, we offer a counter point of true independence, authenticity and craftsmanship.
In the emerging post-coronavirus world, there is a genuine, significant gap in the market for high volumes of low-cost entertainment which can be produced and delivered expertly and expediently, and Shogun is well placed to fill it. The first Shogun film, NEMESIS, was one of the first produced in the UK during the national lockdowns and is already a hot property in the international marketplace.
In November 2020, as a testament to the huge impact the business has had in a short space of time, Shogun Films won ‘Best Emerging Independent Film Production Company’ at the prestigious SME Greater London Enterprise Awards.
And we’re just getting started.
In 2021, we launched Shogun Books and Shogun Records – publishing and soundtrack divisions to complement our core film production activities. In March, the theme song for NEMESIS hit the number 1 spot in the UK iTunes charts. Looking to the future, we will continue to extend our international reach by expanding our operations into America. We’re going to shake things up: welcome to the revolution.