Film Financial Services is a 28 year-old finance and investment banking firm co-financing films for Hollywood Studios and independent producers. Film budgets typically range from $5-35 million. By example, we are currently financing a number of films based on Sony PlayStation video game franchises including Heavenly Sword, Ratchet & Clank and several others currently in production but yet to be announced.
From our own resources, our equity funds, strategic partnerships and outside sources - FFS pulls together elements of financing in a tailor-made structure for each film. We back offers to cast for films we finance and guarantee distribution.
FFS's current focus is on Asian films and we currently have co-venture funds with strategic partners in China, Korea and India providing debt, equity, services-as-equity and distribution for films with Asian production or post-production activities. Many of our films are animated or have large CGI visual effects components.
Our CEO David Sheldon personally screens all new opportunities. Mr. Sheldon is an expert on current financial structures for film production, co-production, finance and distribution. For 10 years he represented FirstCorp Merchant Bank (a division of South Africa’s largest bank) in their media investments and lending.