The Proper Picture Company is an alliance of leading film and TV professionals who have made award-winning international feature films and TV series. They have teamed up to create a slate of great movies and TV drama.

Their complimentary skills cover every aspect of film-making from writing to directing and financing to production, post and distribution – both independent and studio projects as well as TV drama and animation. The team includes Brendan Foley (The Riddle, Johnny Was), Ned Dowd (Apocalypto, Last of the Mohicans),  and Gavin James (Alexander, Terminator 3) who has been involved in the financing of dozens of films with a combined budget of more than $1 billion.

The Proper Picture Co is committed to producing “proper pictures” – story-led, visually exciting international action-dramas that stand the test of time and engage an audience as only great movies can.

The company’s film and TV slate includes projects based on award-winning screenplays and best-selling books. It includes UNDER THE WIRE, based on the WWII great escape bestseller, EASTER RISING, the prize-winning story of Dublin’s 1916 Uprising, ICE AND FIRE, the story of Otzi the Ice Man, the frozen Stone Age warrior in the Alps, SOLDIER BEAR, the incredible true feature story of the only bear who fought the Nazis, also based on a bestseller.


Brendan’s short showreel above, and an interview with his colleagues at The Proper Picture Company below.

LAZARUS………….. ON THE ROCKS………. UNDER THE WIRE………. EASTER RISING