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arthrofilm is an independent film production company founded by James Owen in 2015. With a focus on narrative fiction. We are currently in post-production on our first feature film BITE, a horror thriller, with an expected release date in early 2019.


Our second feature,Vanguard is a British psychological thriller with the backing of a Hollywood Executive Producer. A proof of concept teaser was completed in November 2016 and we are due to go into production in 2019.

Our short film slate includes 3WishesJaffaCakes, Lifecycles, Under the Bed and BehemothWe have also collaborated on the world war II action drama Suicide Platoon commissioned by Sony UK for television, a comedy short entitled Burying The Mother-in-Law, a zombie apocalyptic short film, Damned Nation, based on a screenplay re-written by James Owen called Gravida 34. More recently we have supported Osiko Films on a very exciting project called Freeze Me.

arthrofilm have also been involved in several promotional films for Sony UK and have produced some promotional films for businesses in Oxfordshire.


THE FACTORY, arthrofilm studios, is located in the Midlands and is available for hire by the hour, day or week. Click for more details

No art passes our conscience in the way film does,

         and goes directly to our feelings,

               deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.
                                                                                         -Ingmar Bergman

meet the team


Independent filmmaker and founder of arthrofilm, James is also knee surgeon in his spare time. 

writer | director | producer


Simon is the founder of Shout Loud Films, based in London and the Midlands, and has collaborated on many of arthrofilm's projects.

casting director | producer


Founding member of the Fringe Theatre Collective Writers LABB & alumnus of the Everyman Theatres Young Writers Programme. Tom's work has produced several commissioned screenplays, including BITE.

writer | script supervisor


Co-founded of Sitting Duck Media and previously one of the UK's top session musicians Simon has a wealth of experience as a composer and sound designer. 

composer | sound designer


Trish has worked on several feature films and multiple other projects for film and television. Her skills in make up and special effects are off the scale!

key hair & make-up artist | prosthetics


Ash brings incredible drive and passion to arthrofilm through his music scores, played by the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra and his expertiese in business is helping to take Vanguard to the next level.

music composer | associate producer


Trevor started professional photographer at 17 Working as a military photographer in the Queen’s regiment he travelled extensively including the Middle East and South America and later worked as a journalistic photographer.

stills photographer


Rex joined arthrofilm at the beginning and is a valuable member of the team, with a solution to every problem.


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