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Feb 2023

Escape Films Selected for BBC Small Indie Fund

Escape Films has received funding from the BBC’s Small Indie Fund to develop new ideas for Jo McCLellan and Alice Ramsey, the Drama Commissioners for the North of England

May 2022

Birchanger Green Wraps Production

Birchanger Green, Moin Hussain's first feature, has wrapped in Yorkshire. The film was funded by Film4, BFI and Screen Yorkshire and our Sales company are Bankside. See announcement here:

Jun 2021

BFI/Film4/Screen Yorkshire Back Birchanger Green Production

The BFI, Film4 and Screen Yorkshire have invested in the production of Birchanger Green which shoots in the Wakefield, Leeds and bradford areas in February and March 2022.

Mar 2020

Birchanger Green Selected for Cannes Cinefondation Atelier 2020

Cannes Cinefondation has selected Moin Hussain's debut feature Birchanger Green for its 2020 Atelier. The Atelier is designed to help great projects attract funding and the Escape Films project is just one of 15 selected. It is the only project from the UK.

Dec 2019


Sky has chosen to make To Know Him available to its on-demand audience through Sky Go. Great to see this distinctive film swim in the main stream.

Jul 2019

Birchanger Green goes to Torino Script Lab

Film4 Backed feature script Birchanger Green was selected for the prestigious 2018/19 Scriptlab where writer/director Moin Hussain had a chance to develop the project with peers and professionals from across the world. Moin is currently working on the third draft of the film

Jun 2019

HOME Cinema Manchester Screens BIFA Best British Shorts

The Big Day and To Know Him will be screened as part of BIFA's Best British shorts showcase. The screening consists of all 5 nominated films and a q&a with key creatives from Escape Films' winning film The Big Day.

Apr 2019

Naptha to premiere in Cannes 2019

Naptha, written and directed by Moin Hussain, produced by Tom Kimberley and Ali Mansuri and executive produced by Michelle Stein will have its international premiere in Critic's Week in Cannes 2019.

Dec 2018

The Big Day Wins Best British Short at the Bifas

The Big Day, directed by Dawn Shadforth and written by Kellie Smith won Best British Short at the British Independent Film Awards on the 2nd December 2018

Nov 2018

2 Nominations at the BIFAs

To Know Him and The Big Day both nominated for Best British Short BIFAs! So delighted that these special films are being recognised.

Oct 2018

3 x Escape Films Shorts Longlisted for BIFAs!

Dependent, To Know Him and The Big Day have all been long listed for a British Independent Film Award for Best British Short. The longlist contains 15 films and nominations will be announced on the 31st October.

Oct 2018

To Know Him wins prize at Encounters

To Know Him picked up the best prize in its strand at Encounters Film Festival!!

Oct 2018

Real Gods Require Blood now available to watch on Alter

You can watch the full film here:

Sep 2018

To Know Him Nominated for an RTS Award

To Know Him has been nominated for two Royal Television Society North West awards. Our leading lady, Jemma
Joyce received a Best Actor nomination and writer Kellie Smith received a best scriptwriter nomination.
Congratulations to them and the team. See you at the awards on the 10th November!