John Giwa-Amu

John Giwa-Amu

CEO

John Giwa-Amu runs Good Gate Media, a gaming company, and independent feature film company, Red & Black Films. John’s first’s feature film production, Little White Lies, won two BAFTA Cymru Awards and was nominated for a BIFA. His follow-up feature, The Machine, became a sci-fi cult hit, premiering in Tribeca and winning three BAFTA Cymru Awards, including Best Picture, a BIFA and the Screen Award for UK distribution. The Silent Storm, starring Damien Lewis and Andrea Riseborough was released by Sony in 2016 and was Co-Produced with Barbara Broccoli. Additionally, John has collaborated twice with director, Sally Potter, on The Party, starring Cillian Murphy and Timothy Spall, and on The Roads Not Taken, starring Javier Bardem, Salma Hayek, Laura Linney, and Elle Fanning. Don’t Knock Twice was sold internationally by Kew Media and was released in 2017 with Lucy Boynton and Katee Sackhoff. Its’ success spawned a video game adaptation which was released on PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo. John launched Good Gate Media in 2019, a live-action interactive production company. The company’s debut, The Complex, was written by screenwriter of The Handmaid’s Tale and was released in 2020 on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, and Steam. It was the most successful week one launch of an interactive title from publishing partner, Wales Interactive. John’s company went on to produce another seven interactive titles during and since lockdown including Five Dates, Deathtrap Dungeon: The Golden Room, Night Book, and Bloodshore. Good Gate Media is developing a varied range of genres in feature film, games, and television with slate deals running with major industry equity providers.

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