The Quiet One

THE AUTHORISED BILL WYMAN STORY

 

THE QUIET ONE is a feature documentary offering a unique behind-the-scenes look at the highs and lows of the life of Bill Wyman, former founding member of the Rolling Stones and Renaissance man of rock’n’roll.

 

This phenomenal archive has never been available to filmmakers before.

 

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Synopsis

Throughout his life Bill Wyman shot hours of “unseen” film footage, took thousands of photographs and collected a vast archive of memorabilia. Bill also kept a detailed diary to accompany these treasures.

The film uses this private, one of a kind collection alongside interviews with Bill’s family and friends to take the audience on a first hand journey through Bill’s life.

Exploring his childhood in the war, the golden age of Rock & Roll and life in the present day, these are the experiences and stories of an amusing, engaging and down-to- earth man; often simply called ‘The Quiet One’.

 

“My life has been an extraordinary adventure, the time feels right to delve into the archive and tell my story before I croak.”
– Bill Wyman

 

“Bill Wyman is legendary not only because of the fact that he was a founding member of the Rolling Stones but also because he had unfettered access to the extraordinary world of rock ‘n’ roll over several decades. We are thrilled to be partnering with Oliver Murray, My Accomplice and Dan Braun to let the world see this amazing behind-the- scenes imagery of the rock ‘n’ roll era.”
– Jonathan Sehring and Lisa Schwartz, co-presidents of IFC Films/Sundance Selects

Bill Wyman

Director - Oliver Murray

Oliver Murray

Oliver Murray started his film-making career in London, directing music videos for a number of highly regarded music acts including The Horrors, The Vaccines, Midlake and Noel Gallagher before progressing to directing short films and commercials.

Oliver shot his first short film, ‘Henka Dance’ in 2011 which was commissioned by Channel 4 and premiered on the first series of C4’s Random Acts. In 2012 he directed ‘Treasure’, a short documentary about a British treasure hunter. This award-winning film was screened all over the world at festivals including Chicago International Short Film Festival, Bristol Encounters and the London Short Film Festival. This led to numerous documentary commissions from brands including Red Bull, NatWest, LinkedIn and Microsoft.

‘A Stranger Kind’, starring Screen International’s ‘Star of Tomorrow’ Eleanor Tomlinson is Ollie’s third short film and his debut drama. ‘The Quiet One’ is Ollie’s first documentary feature.

Production Team

myAccomplice

 

 

My Accomplice is a boutique London-based production company established in 2013 by Jamie Clark. Formerly of Pulse Films, Jamie orchestrated Pulse’s move into feature music documentaries and produced or exec produced titles including ‘LCD Soundsystem: Shut Up and Play the Hits’ and ‘The Libertines: There Are No Innocent Bystanders’, as well as developing the recent Edwyn Collins documentary ‘The Possibilities Are Endless’.

My Accomplice represents a roster of emerging directors across music videos, commercials and branded content. Talent-led development is at the core of the company’s ethos and the company is committed to tailoring a feature film development path for each of its directors that is bespoke to each filmmaker’s ambitions and needs. A dedicated film production department focuses on the production of theatrical documentaries. My Accomplice currently has five documentary projects and one narrative feature in various stages of development and production. www.myaccomplice.co.uk

Jamie Clark

JAMIE CLARK

Jamie Clark has worked as a producer in music, documentary and branded content for over 10 years. In 2006 he was a founding member of Pulse Films, where he set up the music department working on music video, short form content and live shows, later expanding into film and branded entertainment.

Jamie orchestrated Pulse’s move into producing feature length music documentaries and produced or exec produced features including ‘Let Us Be Golden’, ‘Blur: No Distance Left to Run’ and ‘LCD Soundsystem: Shut Up and Play the Hits’. He produced and self-distributed ‘The Libertines:There Are No Innocent Bystanders’ and developed the recent Edwyn Collins’ documentary ‘The Possibilities Are Endless’.

Jamie set up My Accomplice in 2013 with a roster of seven directors working on music videos, commercials, brand films and features. The company expanded into feature film making in 2014 with a focus on culture-led commercial and creative documentaries.

JASON BICK

Jason Bick has worked in the music industry since 1989 at a senior level across music services including studio and rehearsal facilities, artist management, label and publishing, venue and festival businesses and print & online media. From 2000-2008 he worked within Channelfly.com PLC and its successor MAMA Group PLC as Managing director of its commercial division before the group was sold to HMV in 2008. From there he became Managing Director of the award-winning Clash Magazine and then Head of New Business at Pulse Films. During his time at Pulse Films Jason was Associate Producer on the Sundance and BAFTA-nominated Nick Cave documentary ‘20,000 Days On Earth’. Jason is currently Creative Director at Time INC (UK) developing projects from the vast magazine archive that dates back to 1853.

JENNIFER CORCORAN

Head of Development Jennifer Corcoran joined My Accomplice in 2014 and works across creative development, financing and production of their feature film slate. At present she manages a development slate of five documentaries and one narrative feature. Jennifer joined the company from Film London, where she worked in international film finance and business development. With a background in film sales at companies including Focus Features, Protagonist Pictures and Odyssey Entertainment, Jennifer brings with her a global network of distribution and finance relationships as well as a keen understanding of the international film marketplace. Jennifer is also experienced in script coverage and story development.

Executive Producers

Dan Braun

DAN BRAUN

Executive Producer Dan Braun is the co-founder and co-president of New York based sales, production and distribution company Submarine Entertainment. Mr. Braun has been involved with the sale of many feature films and documentaries including ‘Life Animated,’ ‘Blackfish,’ ‘The Wolfpack’, ‘Citizenfour,’ ’20 Feet From Stardom’, ‘Finding Vivian Maier’, ‘Man on Wire’, ‘Woody Allen an Untitled Documentary’, ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ and ‘Tiny Furniture’ among others.

CHARLOTTE ARDEN

CHARLOTTE ARDEN

Executive Producer Charlotte Arden of Gizmo Films, has extensive marketing and filmmaking experience and has successfully produced a number of feature length documentaries and feature films including as Producer of ‘Mad to be Normal’ with David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss and Michael Gambon and as Executive Producer of ‘Funny Cow’ with Maxine Peake, Stephen Graham & Paddy Considine raising significant private equity.

Peter Dunphy

PETER DUNPHY

Executive Producer Peter Dunphy of Gizmo Films has 25 years’ experience of investment including EIS, building international businesses and formulating successful exit strategies. He has been CEO of a major international business services group and worked as Investment Director for The Dragons Den’s James Caan. Since 2012 he has produced 7 feature films, most recently ‘Two Graves’ featuring Dave Johns of Palme D’Or winning ‘I Daniel Blake’. He is a member of the City of London Corporation and Consultant for Weatherbys Private Bank.

Investment

The new company ‘The Quiet Ones Limited’ will produce the feature documentary film. As a new company, shareholders benefit from special and very generous tax advantages (See below). Incoming revenues from the film and any ancillary projects will flow into the company as the project is distributed in cinemas, Video on Demand, airlines, DVD/BluRay and TV. With the existing commitments from Submarine and Sundance Selects we can be confident of widespread distribution. Incoming cash becomes the company’s shareholders funds allocated pari passu to investors. Our Investment Brochure can be downloaded here: The Quiet One Investment Brochure

ENTERPRISE INVESTMENT SCHEME (EIS) benefits are available. The Government introduced this scheme back in 1994, as a way to encourage investment into start-up and growing companies that are not listed on the Stock Exchange. This is fully approved, and promoted, by HMRC.

INCOME TAX RELIEF
This is available to UK tax paying individuals only, who subscribe for shares in an EIS. Relief is at 30% of the cost of the shares, to be set against the individual’s Income Tax liability for the tax year in which the investment was made.

There is a ‘carry back’ facility which allows the all or part of the cost of shares acquired in one tax year, to be treated as though those shares had been acquired in the preceding tax year. For ‘The Quiet One’ this means that investors can claim relief relating to the 2016-17 tax year. The shares must be held for 3 years or Income Tax relief will be withdrawn.

CAPITAL GAINS TAX EXEMPTION
If you have received Income Tax relief (which has not subsequently been withdrawn) on the cost of the shares, and the shares are disposed of after they have been held for the minimum period to qualify for Income Tax Relief (above), any gain is free from Capital Gains Tax.

LOSS RELIEF
This provides a ‘worst case scenario’ insurance of extra tax rebate if you do not make a profit on EIS investments de-risking the investment further. If the shares are disposed of at a loss, you can elect that the amount of the loss, less any Income Tax relief given, can be set against income of the year in which they were disposed of, or any income of the previous year, instead of being set off against any capital gains. This adds a further 31.5% of relief to higher rate tax payers increasing the income tax relief to 61.5% of the investment.

CAPITAL GAINS TAX DEFERRAL RELIEF
The payment of tax on a capital gain can be deferred where the gain is invested in shares of an EIS company. There are no minimum or maximum amounts for deferral. Investors may claim both Income Tax and capital gains deferral relief. If you have made taxable gains from e.g. property investments this is an excellent way of offsetting Capital Gains Tax. This benefit can be combined with the income tax benefits outlined above.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR INVESTORS
  • Private and exclusive screening for Gizmo Films investors hosted by the Producers with an opportunity for Q and A with the filmmakers. Exclusive previews of trailer and clips.
  • Exclusive Invites to VIP and private screenings.
  • Regular production and financial updates to let you know how the pre-production, shooting, post-production and sales processes are proceeding. The production company directors and accountants will also deal with your shareholder and tax enquiries.

Arrange a phone call or meeting with Gizmo

Call Gizmo Films on 020 7233 7602 or speak directly to one of our Producers Peter Dunphy 07966 531863 or Charlotte Arden 07799 494090

The Quiet One Investment Brochure