Speaker Details

Full Name
Roy Boulter
Hurricane Films
Producer & Co-owner
Country (Address)
United Kingdom
Roy enjoyed a successful music career with The Farm, including a number-one album ‘Spartacus’ (featuring the anthemic ‘Altogether Now’), before moving into scriptwriting, gaining over a hundred and thirty writing credits. These include Brookside, Hollyoaks, The Bill, EastEnders and on the second - BAFTA winning - series of Jimmy McGovern’s ‘The Street’.

Forming Hurricane Films with partner Solon Papadopoulos in 2001, they produce critically acclaimed, theatrically released feature films. These include three films directed by Terence Davies; ‘Of Time And The City’ for which they were BAFTA-nominated. The film premiered as an official selection at Cannes 2009, ‘Sunset Song’ staring Peter Mullan, Agyness Deyn (TIFF 2015) - and ‘A Quiet Passion’ with Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle & Keith Carradine (Berlinle 2016). These were followed by; ‘A Prayer Before Dawn’ directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, starring Joe Cole (Cannes 2017). ‘Sometimes Always Never’ starring Bill Nighy, Sam Riley and Jenny Agutter, written by Frank Cottrell Boyce and directed by Carl Hunter (London 2018). And ‘The Last Bus’ (2021) with Tim Spall, directed by Gillies McKinnon. The company have a broad range of feature projects in development, including co-productions, set to shoot in Morocco, Georgia, Australia and Liverpool.

In 2010, Roy was appointed Creative Director for three immersive films (each with its own dedicated theatre) commissioned by The Museum Of Liverpool. The films included a collaboration with Apple Corps Ltd about The Beatles’ relationship with their home City. For the Museum’s opening, Roy presented Yoko Ono to Queen Elizabeth II¬¬.

In 2016, Creative England and The Telegraph chose Hurricane as one of the Country’s top 50 most creative companies – also naming them among the 10 most inspirational companies. In 2018 Screen Daily named Hurricane as one the UK’s Top 50 film production companies - only three were based solely outside of London.
Production Company Profile
Having successfully co-produced with EU producers in the past, we are keen to broaden our co-production experience in Australia. So, we would like to make connections and develop relationships with Australian producers to work on projects including a TV series – ‘Hotel J’, a back-packer nightmare prison drama set in Asia and Australia, written by Nick Saltrese (Prayer Before Dawn). Also, a UK/Australian-set Family Christmas comedy; as well as several other projects in early development