Shogun Films, the indie film company focussed on action movies for the
international market, has been named as the UK’s Independent Production Company of the Year at the prestigious Corporate LiveWire Global Awards in London.
Founded by producer Jonathan Sothcott and his wife actress Jeanine Nerissa Sothcott, Shogun has already produced two movies in just over a year despite the challenges facing the global film industry – the critically acclaimed gangland home invasion thriller Nemesis and the action-packed revenge film Renegades.
“We are delighted to receive this award recognising the remarkable 18 months Shogun has had at the eye of the storm of an unprecedented global pandemic,” said Sothcott. “The team have responded rapidly and effectively to an ever-changing situation and the fact we have hit the ground running and produced two films, a book and a CD is a testament to our unshakeable conviction in our vision to become the leading producer of international action content in the UK and Western Europe.”
Shogun has a packed slate for 2022 including Christmas Eve shopping mall siege thriller Crossfire written by Chad Law and Josh Ridgway and fish-out-of-water cop movie Crackdown from Tom Jolliffe – both of which will be directed by Daniel Zirilli. Also on the horizon are
cyborg thriller Nexus, described as ‘Robocop meets Universal Soldier, vigilante action spectacular The Star Chamber, mafia thriller Eyewitness and 80s action movie love letter Assault On Hazard Rock.