Warp Films has tied with Stephen Graham and actress-producer wife, Hannah Walters’ indie Matriarch Productions to develop new projects.

Stephen Graham (The Virtues, Boiling Point, Time, Help), won his 2007 breakout role as Andrew “Combo” Gascoigne in Warp Films’ award-winning film then TV series, This is England.

Warpis already working on a number of development projects with the indie, Warp Films and Matriarch Productions recently produced the BAFTA and BIFA-nominated one shot feature film Boiling Point. Projects developed through the new partnership will be co-produced by the two companies.

Warp Films CEO, Mark Herbert, said: “I have known Stephen and Hannah for almost 20 years and have always known that our tastes and passion for good storytelling are aligned. I’m delighted that we can develop new shows with them both and we already have some amazing ideas to add to our slate. It also helps that we are all really nice too…”

Hannah Walters & Stephen Graham added: “Having worked with Warp Films for years and having known Mark Herbert for such a gloriously lengthy time it feels like this Warp Films/Matriarch co-production is an absolute marriage made in heaven. We have such similar tastes, enthusiasm for projects and a core belief of providing opportunities that we feel thrilled and excited to work together and we can’t wait to bring audiences the many selected projects we will be collaborating on.”

Warp Films, who joined the C4 indie growth fund last year, is to support the “passion projects of many more creatives”, with Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake, Adult Material) working on a development script and more names to be announced imminently.

Warp Films Chief Creative Officer, Emily Feller, comments: “Since joining Warp Films I have been blown away by the number of incredible relationships they sustain. As our slate grows, we absolutely need to support our home-grown talent in telling stories, sharing their worlds, and curating ideas to make brilliant British drama with global appeal. We will support them in any role they want to progress; producing, direction, writing, as we move forwards together to create something special.”

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Jon Creamer

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