Chris Crow a Welsh born writer/director, originally worked as a freelance commercial illustrator and photographer. Chris gained a reputation for striking cover artwork and designs for novels, anthologies and magazines. Whilst working in this field, Chris made numerous self-financed short films, promos and motion graphics works. In 2006, his short near-future film Hydra was released after being awarded a prestigious Screen Gems Commission.
Chris has written and directed two other feature films - Devil's Bridge, the story of three friends whose trip to rural Wales takes a turn for the worst, which featured The Darkest Day stars Joshua Richards, Michael Jibson and Gary Mavers, and psychological horror Panic Button, which has been likened to the Saw franchise and also starred familiar faces Michael and Paul Jibson, Elen Rhys and Joshua Richards.
From an initial pool of hundreds of UK producers, in 2007 Antony Smith was selected by Film London and Skillset as one of the top 15 emerging film producers in the UK for the first ever Production Finance Market in London. Also in 2007, Antony was selected as one of 25 producers to attend the European Media Film Business School in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Later in 2007, Antony became Head of Film at Boom Films over-seeing a slate of films with a combined budget of £4.5 Million. Aside from this Antony has produced and Co-Produced numerous feature films, including Rain – An Original Musical, Big Font Large Spacing and Co-Produced one of 2010's i-features, a horror entitled Into the Dark Half. Antony also produced the BAFTA award winning children’s film Will's Christmas.
Having been awarded a prestigious Prince of Wales Innovation Scholarship (POWIS) in 2011, Antony is currently working towards a PhD, conducting research on the fragmentation within the independent film value chain.
Founder and Managing Director of UK Home Entertainment sales business 'Elevation Sales', Graham Davidson struck sales deals with Buena Vista and Optimum Releasing in 2004 to exploit their slates to the UK and Irish Home Entertainment markets.
StudioCanal and Lionsgate joined forces and bought the business from Davidson in 2007. He remains MD of the company, overseeing the Video release of titles including Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, the Expendables and The Hurt Locker to the UK and Irish Home Entertainment market and he will soon be handling the much anticipated The Hunger Games release on Video in these territories.
Davidson wrote the original story of The Darkest Day and it is his first film as Producer. In 2010 he joined forces with Producer Antony Smith to bring the project to life. The Darkest Day is the first of a slate of films to be produced in partnership with Smith.