About Movie Mogul

Established in 2007, Movie Mogul Ltd is a forward-thinking film production company dedicated to the development and production of innovative feature films.


MM has always had an eye on the changing digital landscape and new opportunities rising from emerging platforms and direct to fan sales and marketing.

MM began its life as 'the World's first community-generated and community-owned film fund' back in the web 2.0 days, which became known as the Movie Mogul Fund (MMF). Movie Mogul Ltd was set up for this purpose and MMF was the forerunner to a new wave in alternative film finance, which became known as crowd funding, spawning websites such as IndieGoGo, Kickstarter and Sponsume.

PANIC BUTTON was Movie Mogul's first full-length feature film; a horror thriller, it's a modern tale about the dangers of social networking and the consequences of posting too much personal information online. It was shot in just 23 days on a budget of under £500k on location in Cardiff. The film received its World Premiere at Film4 FrightFest in 2011 and has sold to 22 territories worldwide.


Supernatural thriller THE SLEEPING ROOM is MM's second feature film, released in the UK in April 2015. It is billed as a creepy tale of Victorian revenge and set in present day Brighton. The film was shot in just 18 chilly days on location in Brighton in December 2013. THE SLEEPING ROOM made film history by becoming the first feature film to equity crowdfund online, via the Seedrs platform. It is currently available on DVD and VOD in UK, US and Canada.

Founders of the Shortcuts to Hell competition, short film horror anthologies can be found on iTunes and TheHorrorShow.TV


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John Shackleton - Writer/Producer/Director - Managing Director

John directed series links and title sequences for WORLD'S WEIRDEST EVENTS for BBC Natural History Unit. John co-wrote and produced feature films PANIC BUTTON and co-wrote, produced and directed THE SLEEPING ROOM.


John has directed a number of short films and TV documentaries. Broadcasters include BBC1&2, ITV, Channel 4, Discovery, Sky One, Sky Sports, Extreme Sports Channel, S4C, MTV & CNBC.



Gareth I Davies - Producer / Director of Operations


Gareth production managed Red & Black Film's DON'T KNOCK TWICE, line-produced feature films THE CHAMBER, THE PASSING and Craig Robert's directorial debut JUST JIM, with Film Agency Wales.

Gareth line-produced PANIC BUTTON, and also produced THE SLEEPING ROOM for Movie Mogul.

Gareth has worked on hundreds of productions for many clients. A career highlight has been to work with the legend Roger Corman.

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