Focus Films Ltd.
Company typeLimited Company
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
Key people
David Pupkewitz (founder & CEO)
Marsha Levin (founder)
Peter Dale (Head of Finance)
Malcolm Kohll (Head of Development)
ProductsMotion Pictures

Focus Films Ltd. is an independent feature film development and production company in the United Kingdom.[1] It was founded in 1982 by David Pupkewitz and Marsha Levin and is based in Finchley Road, London.


Focus's early successes with television documentaries (Via Namibia) and dramas such as Kolmanskop and Othello, all of which were broadcast by Channel 4, led to its transition to feature film production for the international market starting with Crimetime directed by George Sluizer in 1995. Further films produced by Focus are Secret Society, Book of Eve, and their biggest budget film to date, The 51st State directed by Ronny Yu. The film stars Robert Carlyle, Samuel L. Jackson.

During the hiatus encountered by the independent British film industry between 2004 and early 2007, Focus re-organised its team and strategy and in 2007 co-produced the Bruce Dickinson–scripted film Chemical Wedding,[2] directed by Monty Python veteran Julian Doyle. The film stars Simon Callow and John Shrapnel. It was released theatrically by Warner Music in the UK and Ireland[3] at the end of May 2008.[4]



  1. ^ Focus Films [gb]
  2. ^ Chemical Wedding (2008)
  3. ^ Launching Films – Film Distributors' Association
  4. ^ "Moviecentre". Archived from the original on 2008-02-07. Retrieved 2008-04-02.