Neil Peplow

Neil Peplow

CEO

Neil Peplow was most recently the Chief Operating Officer at the Met Film School, (since June 2014) in London at Ealing studios, a role that saw him overseeing the organisation's education and training programs spanning degrees through to short courses.

With an MBA from the London Business School (2007) Neil has extensive experience as a business consultant within the media industry for clients that include: BBC Worldwide, Vue Cinemas, Intandem Films and Fallon Advertising. Neil has also lectured at the NFTS (UK) and for the European Union funded Media Business School. Director of Film at Skillset until 2011, he was responsible for developing and implementing "A Bigger Future 2, the UK films skills strategy for 2010 - 2013" before relocating to Australia, in mid 2011, to take up the position of Director of Screen, at AFTRS.

As a filmmaker, Neil has been involved in the production of 15 feature films including Mike Bassett: England Manager, Waking Ned and Shooting Fish having worked in the film industry for 17 years. Starting out as a runner at Ealing Studios in 1994 Neil moved through the ranks to positions such as Producer at Gruber Films and Head of Production at the Film Consortium, producing and acting as head of production on some 16 films including Clean, My Summer of Love, River Queen, The Proposition, Bright Young Things and FAQ About Time Travel. Neil has also acted as a co-executive producer on the 2010 Rose D'Or Nominated Showtime TV series LA LA Land.

Education

2007 London Business School, Executive Masters in Business Administration


1992 University of Bath, UK Economics and Politics, BA (Hons)

Awards

Shooting Fish

Won, 1998 Alpe d'Huez International Comedy Film Festival; Grand Prix

Won, 1997 Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival; Best Director/ Best Actress

Waking Ned

Won, 1998 Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival; Critic's Choice Award Best First Feature

Won, 1998 New York Comedy Festival; Best Feature

Won, 1999 Satellite Awards; Golden Satellite Award Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Won, 2000 Guild of German Art House Cinemas; Gold Foreign Film (Ausländischer Film)

Won, 1998 Marco Island Film Festival, Sir Tim Award

Won, 1998 Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival; Critic's Choice Award Best First Feature

Won, 1998 Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival; Critic's Choice Award Best First Feature

Won, 1999 Paris Film Festival; Public Prize

Won, 1999 Satellite Awards; Golden Satellite Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Nominated, 1999 BAFTA Awards; Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer

Nominated, 1999 PGA Awards, Motion Picture; Producer of the Year Award

Nominated, 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards; Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Nominated, 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards; Outstanding Performance by a Cast

Nominated, 1999 Chlotrudis Awards; Best Supporting Actor

Nominated, 1998 Gijón International Film Festival, Grand Prix Asturias Best Feature

Nominated, 1998 Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA; Golden Reel Award

Dead Babies

Nominated, 2000, Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival, Best Film

Mike Bassett: England Manager

Nominated, 2002 Empire Awards, Best British Film

Bright Young Things

Nominated British, 2003 Independent Film Awards; Most Promising Newcomer

Nominated, 2003 Douglas Hickox Award

Nominated, 2003 British Independent Film Award; Best Technical Achievement

Nominated, 2003 British Independent Film Award; Best Achievement in Production

Nominated, 2005 Chlotrudis Awards; Best Supporting Actress

Nominated, 2004 Emden International Film Festival; Emden Film Award

Nominated, 2004 Empire Awards; Best Newcomer

Nominated, 2004 Empire Award, Best British Film

Nominated, 2004 London Critics Circle Film Awards; British Supporting Actress of the Year

In My Country

Nominated, 2004 Berlin International Film Festival, Golden Berlin Bear

Nominated, 2006 Political Film Society, USA; PFS Award

Nominated, 2004 Valladolid International Film Festival; Golden Spike

Guy X

Nominated, 2005 British Independent Film Awards; Best Achievement in Production

River Queen

Won, 2006 New Zealand Screen Awards; Best Achievement in Cinematography

Won, 2006 New Zealand Screen Award; Best Achievement in Costume Design

Nominated, 2006 Bangkok International Film Festival; Best Film

Nominated, 2006 New Zealand Screen Award; Best Picture

Nominated, New Zealand Screen Award, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Nominated, New Zealand Screen Award, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Nominated, New Zealand Screen Award, Best Performance by Actor in a Supporting Role

Nominated, New Zealand Screen Award, Best Achievement in Production Design

LA LA Land

Nominated, 2010 Rose d'Or, Best Comedy

Psychoanalysis

Winner, Best of the Fest, Victoria TX Indie Film Festival

Winner, Best International Film, Manchester International Film Festival

Winner, Best Screenplay, Manchester International Film Festival

Winner, Best Comedy, Canada International Film Festival

Winner, Best Foreign Feature, Big Island Film Festival

Nominated, Best Director, Victoria TX Indie Film Festival

Nominated, Best Narrative Feature, Victoria TX Indie Film Festival

Publications

Peplow, N. (2010) The Gestation of a Script from Drawing Board to Final Cut. In: Turner, B. eds. (2010) The Screenwriter's Handbook 2009. 2nd ed. London: Palgrave Macmillan

Peplow, N. (2013) “Taking the ‘I’ out of Collaboration”, LUMINA, issue 11, March 2013, AFTRS

Filmography

Producer/ Co-Producer

FAQ About Time Travel (2009) - directed by Gareth Carrivick . Starruing Chris O'Dowd and Anna Faris.

Best Man (2005) - directed by Stefan Schwartz . Starring Seth Green, Amy Smart and Stuart Townsend.

Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001) - directed by Steve Barron. Starring Ricky Tomlinson and Amanda Redman.

The Abduction Club (2000) - feature film directed by Stefan Schwartz. Starring Matthew Rhys, Edward Woodward and Alice Evans.

Waking Ned (1998) - feature film written and directed by Kirk Jones. Starring Ian Bannen and David Kelly. Funded by the Isle of Man Film Fund

Shooting Fish (1997) - feature film written and directed by Stefan Schwartz. Starring Kate Beckinsale, Dan Futterman and Stuart Townsend


Executive Producer

Psychoanalysis (2015), feature film - Directed by James Raue

LA LA Land (2010) - 6 part TV series for Showtime and Granada TV starring Marc Wootton.

The Reeds (2008) - Directed by Nick Cohen. Starring Geoff Bell and Emma Catherwood.

Guy X (2004) - Directed by Saul Metzstein. Starring Jason Biggs, Jeremy Northam and Natascha McElhone.

River Queen (2004) - Directed by Vincent Ward. Starring Samantha Morton, Kiefer Sutherland and Cliff Curtis.

In My Country (2003) - Directed by John Boorman. Starring Samuel L Jackson, Juliette Binoche and Brendan Gleeson.

Bright Young Things (2002) - Directed by Stephen Fry. Starring Emily Mortimer, Stephen Campbell Moore, Peter O'Toole, Jim Broadbent and Dan Ackroyd.

Republic of Love (2002) - Directed by Deepa Mehta. Starring Bruce Greenwood and Emilia Fox.

 

Head of Production

Proposition (2004) - Directed by John Hillcoat. Starring Guy Peace, Emily Watson and Ray Winstone.

Clean (2004) - Directed by Olivier Assayas. Starring Maggie Cheung, Nick Nolte, Béatrice Dalle.

Tara Road (2004) - Directed by Gillies MacKinnon. Starring Andie MacDowell, Stephen Rea and Olivia Williams.

My Summer of Love (2003) - Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski. Starring Paddy Considine, Emily Blunt.

Acknowledgement

The Australian Film Television Radio and School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Bidjigal people and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land we meet, work, study and teach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.