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.
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).
Head of Film
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.
Head of TV
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.
Production & Development Coordinator
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 and production managed short films, promos and commercials.
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.