About Us

Alison Reddihough - Producer, Writer & Actress

  • DirectorAlison graduated from drama school in 1988 and her acting experience over 20 years includes film, television, commercials and theatre; including the short films "Ghosthunter" and "The Essay", 2 series of the BBC sitcom "Health and Efficiency", and theatre all over the country.
  • Alison's producing career started in 1988 in the theatre, with the variety group Sweet Fanny Adams, which toured venues in London. In 1990 she went on to produce and act in a production of "Arms and the Man" for Orpheus Theatre Company.
  • In 1992 she co-founded the Ideal Theatre Company Ltd. Between 1992-6 she commissioned, produced and acted in several plays including "These Men" and "Dead Dogs and Englishwomen".
  • Between 1996-99 she wrote two plays, "The Adventures of a One Bedroomed Flat in Tooting" and “Abduction” and had several poems published.
  • In 1999 she started producing for film, founding Amulet Films with her partner Simon Corris.  Their first short film was “The Essay”, followed by the 35mm short feature "Ghosthunter" in 2000 starring Frank Finlay, which she also co-wrote. "Ghosthunter" was sold and shown internationally and made it to the final short-list for the Short Live Action Academy Award®. It was also featured in a FilmFour documentary, "Short Attention Span Cinema", about the world of short filmmaking. “Ghosthunter” was the subject of the book and DVD "How To Make Great Short Feature Films: The Making Of Ghosthunter", published worldwide by Focal Press.
  • In 2004 Alison and Simon were selected by Screen South's "Good Foundations" scheme, funded by the UK Film Council. The scheme successfully mentored a small group of producers, writers and directors over the following two years, showcasing their work and introducing them to the industry. Alison was also closely involved in the script development of several feature films, including “Single to Southend” and “An Ordinary God”, both of which received funding from Screen East.
  • Alison co-produced the short film "Moth" which shot at Shepperton Studios on 35mm and for which Alison helped raise around £150,000 of industry and visual effects sponsorship. The film has subsequently played in competition at numerous festivals around the world, picking up awards for Best Film and Best Director along the way.
  • In 2006 Alison and Simon were invited by BAFTA to host one of six masterclasses on filmmaking for BAFTA's "60 Seconds of Fame" scheme.
  • Recently, Alison has written a children's book called, "The Sleepytown Express". In 2012 she wrote the feature films “One” and “The Mind of Milton Morris” and her comedy short film “The Knob Budget”, is currently in development with Amulet Films.

Simon Corris - Producer, Director & Writer

  • DirectorSimon trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School as an actor, 1987 – 1990. Experience since graduating includes film, television, theatre and numerous commercials including, "Young Peter" in "The Old Devils", a three part adaptation of the Kingsley Amis Booker Prize winning novel and three series of "Numbertime" for the BBC. Other credits include "Eastenders", "The Bill", "Get Real", "For Valour", "Kiss Me Kate", "Just William", "Peak Practice", "Crossroads", "The Upper Hand", "Expert Witness", "Doctors", "Life and Death", "Sam Saturday" and "Then" a pilot for a new comedy series for Channel Four.
  • Other credits include the short films "The Tail", "Billy", "Perfect Day", "The Mission Men" and "The Essay" and commercials for "British Telecom", "Royal London", "Woolworths", "Cheerios", "Asda", "Argos" and "Cancer Research".
  • Simon co-founded Amulet Films with his partner Alison Reddihough in 1999. He then co-produced, co-wrote and directed the 35mm short film "Ghosthunter" starring Frank Finlay. "Ghosthunter", an ambitious 20 minute ghost story, has sold and shown internationally and made it to the final 10 films short-listed for an Academy Award® nomination. The film was also the subject of the book and DVD "How To Make Great Short Feature Films: The Making Of Ghosthunter" foreword by David Parfitt, which was published worldwide by Focal Press. "Ghosthunter" received generous industry and visual effects sponsorship and featured in a FilmFour documentary, "Short Attention Span Cinema", about the world of short filmmaking.
  • In 2004 Simon was one of the few selected for Screen South's "Good Foundations" and “Good Foundations Plus” schemes, funded by the UK Film Council. The schemes aimed to mentor a small group of producers, writers and directors over the following two years, showcasing their work and introducing them to the industry. “Good Foundations Plus” included a producer training module at the NFTS in 2005 under the guidance of film producer Robert Buckler.
  • Following "Ghosthunter", and using the same visual effects team, Simon directed and produced the short film "Moth". The film shot at Shepperton Studios, again on 35mm and also received extensive industry and visual effects sponsorship. The film was selected for representation by the British Council and "Moth” subsequently screened at numerous film festivals around the world between 2005 and 2008, picking up awards for Best Film and Best Director along the way.
  • In 2006 Simon and Alison were invited by BAFTA to host one of six masterclasses on filmmaking for BAFTA's "60 Seconds of Fame" scheme. This scheme invited filmmakers from all over the UK to make a short film and culminated at the 2007 Orange British Academy Awards, with the winning film announced on the night. The scheme proved very successful and BAFTA ran it again in 2008.
  • In 2008 Simon became a director of Digima Ltd, a VCT funded company which deploys, maintains and operates digital projection systems in cinemas in the UK and Europe.
  • In 2011 Simon became a director of a second digital distribution company, Lux Gladius Ltd, this time financed as an Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) company. Between them the two companies operate 120 screens in the UK and 94 screen in Europe.
  • In 2012 Simon directed additional material in London for the US comedy horror feature film, “Kill Me Now”. Music videos including “Come Down” a track taken from the album “Collision” by up and coming artist, David Simon. Also, “Let Us Down” from Artic Melvin’s fifth album “Fake Colour”. Plus a short timelapse film called, "London".
  • Simon is currently attached to direct the feature film, “Legacy” produced by Timothy Burrill and Red Wine Cinema.
  • Through Amulet Films we’ve developed various feature length screenplays from a variety of writers including “Single to Southend” and “An Ordinary God”. These two screenplays have received development funding from Screen South, Screen East and the UK Film Council.
  • Our current slate of films under development include “One” and “The Mind of Milton Morris” both written by Alison Reddihough. “One” is an exuberant musical comedy and “Milton Morris” is designed as a low budget UK film.