Rebecca
Joerin-Sharp
Co-founder
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Growing up in the Swiss town of Basel developed Rebecca’s natural flare for problem solving and keeping calm – naturally, she became a film producer. She packed up her lederhosen and vaulted the Alps, moving to London at 17.

 

She established her first film production company in 2009, Achilles Entertainments with Ian. Their first feature, KickOff, sold internationally and had over 20 festival screenings. With a passion for entrepreneurship, storytelling and equality, Rebecca strives to seek out stories with a social cause.

 

She is a proud sponsor of the Female Film Leaders forum, which nurtures the future leaders of UK independent film; guest speakers include Alison Owen, Elizabeth Karlsen, Amanda Nevill, Brenda Gilbert, Gurinder Chadha and Julie Baines.

The team

Ian Sharp
Co-founder
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Ian grew up in Scunthorpe with Van Damme and De Niro movies for inspiration. After training at the National Youth Theatre, his passion for film & TV led him to London and a scholarship at the Arts Educational Schools.

 

He founded Achilles Entertainments with Rebecca in 2009, merging entrepreneurial experiences with their passion for film & TV and co-founded Sharp House in 2016. Ian has produced and executive produced various features from The Marker, Pleasure Island, Incoming, Undergods, Northern Soul and the official Sundance Film Festival selected Halston (2019) & Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018). 

 

 

Eoin O'Faolain
Head of Film
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Born and bred in Ireland, Eoin started his career in television, researching and producing a number of factual entertainment and documentary projects. Then he got the drama bug, and after working on many award-winning short films, he ended up as Head of Development for Samson Films where he helped develop and produce over a dozen films and TV shows.

 

In late 2015 he moved to London in search of excitement and the elusive reasonably-priced pint, acting as a freelance Development Producer, until he found a home at Sharp House as Head of Development and Acquisitions.

Molly McGregor
Paul McKenzie
Head of TV
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Paul McKenzie is a former Head of Development at Disney with over 20 years experienced as a Development Exec, Series Producer and writer across comedy, drama, adults, YA, Family and kids, specialising in a string of successful long running series. He has Series Produced groundbreaking series such as BBC2’s transgender rom-com, BOY MEETS GIRL. Developed, set up and overseen Sky’s 26 episode YA drama series, THE ATHENA, CBBC’S long-running Jacqueline Wilson period drama adaptation, HETTY FEATHER (now in its 6th series), Dani Harmer’s DANI’S HOUSE (5 series), DANI’S CASTLE (3 series), CBBC’s first black sitcom, KERCHING!, SADIE J (4 series), as well as DISNEY’S reintroduction into scripted, “THE LODGE”.


Having started his TV career as a young South London writer on C4’s first black Peckham-based barbershop comedy, DESMOND’S, he’s still passionate about developing projects with an authentic voice across all genres.

Investment Coordinator
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Molly hails from Yorkshire, and first became hooked on film at Leeds’ legendary Hyde Park Picture House. She moved to London in 2015 to work at the BFI Film Fund, and since then has produced short films, promos and content. Her promo work has been nominated for the UK MVAs, and she has worked in production on BAFTA and BIFA nominated narrative work.

 

Molly joined the Sharp House team in March 2020.

Lorena Wright
Head of Production
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Lorena's career began its life as an Assistant Director at Warner Bros Studios, Leavesden (Edge of Tomorrow, Jupiter Ascending, The Man from UNCLE). In 2013 she began working for veteran industry Producer, Steve Clark-Hall where she trained under him as a Line Producer. During her time with Steve she worked on several British independent films, producing financial packages for projects including: Set Fire to the Stars, Eye in the Sky and Loving . She has worked with some of the industries biggest names including Guy Richie, Doug Liman and Tom Cruise. Happily settled in the independent world, Lorena works as a low - mid budget producer/Line producer with several independent productions companies including The BFI, Raindog Films andThe Electric Shadow Co. She is an active supporter of Times Up, Me Too and ensuring women in the industry can return to work after having children. She loves to run and eat chocolate and spends most of her day battling to balance the two.

Molly McGregor
Investment Coordinator
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Paul McKenzie is a former Head of Development at Disney with over 20 years experienced as a Development Exec, Series Producer and writer across comedy, drama, adults, YA, Family and kids, specialising in a string of successful long running series. He has Series Produced groundbreaking series such as BBC2’s transgender rom-com, BOY MEETS GIRL. Developed, set up and overseen Sky’s 26 episode YA drama series, THE ATHENA, CBBC’S long-running Jacqueline Wilson period drama adaptation, HETTY FEATHER (now in its 6th series), Dani Harmer’s DANI’S HOUSE (5 series), DANI’S CASTLE (3 series), CBBC’s first black sitcom, KERCHING!, SADIE J (4 series), as well as DISNEY’S reintroduction into scripted, “THE LODGE”.


Having started his TV career as a young South London writer on C4’s first black Peckham-based barbershop comedy, DESMOND’S, he’s still passionate about developing projects with an authentic voice across all genres.