Donroy is a unique independent production company producing films, television, games and theatre. We are storytellers that make distinctive, popular, award winning projects on both sides of the Atlantic.
And because all Donroy ideas start, and are developed, with a strong marketing bias, we know how to sell them and how to tell them, before we even begin making them.
In 2015 Writer, Don Macnab-Stark and Director, Roydon Turner joined forces with Executive Producers Mark Calvert and Joanne Billington to form this unique production company with an aim to entertain, delight and enlighten.
WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE
First and foremost, we focus on stories where we know there’s an audience. This not only gives Donroy a unique proposition as a production company but also a natural marketing path to PR and social media and ultimately distribution.
Most independent projects fail for one of two reasons - either the story isn't developed enough, or there is no marketing plan in place. Donroy is owned and operated by a vastly experienced screenwriter, and a highly successful brand and marketing creative director. You can therefore rest assured that every story will have been extensively developed, and every film will have an innovative marketing plan in place before shooting even begins.
In addition, as an independent production company, Donroy holds significant advantages. Because we are directly in control of the script, any changes during shooting don’t have to go through a time-consuming ‘review by committee’: we can implement them immediately. This quick response time is vital to a production, where every minute wasted costs money.
LONDON, NEW YORK AND CAPE TOWN
Donroy is based in London, but has extensive connections and experience working in New York and South Africa. London is a perfect location for European based films, allowing easy access to well known actors and talented crew. South Africa, on the other hand, offers considerable savings on post production work, and also provides a low cost location with guaranteed good weather for exterior shooting.
DREAM: This is where it all begins, with dreams, ideas, flights of fancy. To be innovative and original, we have to constantly push the boundaries, not be afraid to allow our imagination to come out and play.
WRITE: This is where we start asking questions of our dreams, put substance to them, turn them into briefs, stories, story boards and strategies. Writing and playing with our ideas gives them depth, allows us to test them, and ultimately sorts the wheat from the chaff.
CREATE: There are many creatives who are Dreamers or Writers. We pride ourselves on also being Creators. We are doers and makers, transforming our ideas beyond the page and the pixel into something tangible that we can share with others.