Bonafide was originally launched by producer Bone and comedian Alexander in 2008 after Alexander"s feature Gigolos was critically acclaimed and hailed as "the most underrated film of all time" by The Daily Telegraph while Bone was developing and producing features for commercials companies, and became fully operational in 2010. Bone previously produced feature film Shooters, which was distributed by Universal Pictures International. The company has established itself as one of the North East"s up and coming film and TV indies with bases in both Newcastle and London.
Sacha Alexander is a comedy writer and performer who co-wrote and starred in 'The Gigolos' alongside Susannah York, Sian Phillips and Anna Massey. In Oct 2010, the Telegraph newspaper chose 'The Gigolos' as their most underrated film of all time. The film was awarded the jury commendation prize at Durango Film Festival, and received a nomination for international feature prize at the AFI Los Angeles Film Festival. LA Times called it "subtely delightful". Sacha has also developed comedies with the BBC, Granada and Channel 5. He recently conceived, wrote and starred in an original comedy pilot for BBC/Talkback called "Freddi", also featuring Rob Brydon. Sacha is represented by Duncan Hayes at United Agents.
Margery Bone has been a creative producer for over ten years, including developing feature film slates, producing and raising finance for Thomas Thomas Films and Tomboy Films in London before establishing Bonafide Films in Newcastle Upon Tyne. After graduating from Kings College, Cambridge, Margery worked extensively as a freelancer in film & TV production and is highly trained in script development and well versed in international co production. Among her credits she has produced feature Shooters, starring Adrian Dunbar, Gerard Butler, Ioan Gruffydd, distributed by Universal in UK and Europe/Lionsgate in the US as well as award winning shorts, TV /pilots and commercials. She has three children.
Elaine Gracie - Comedy Development Assistant
Ella Jones - Research and Development Assistant Ella entered the world of film and television at the age of six, when she held some trays in a service station training video. Since then she has worked extensively as an actress before becoming increasingly interested in the production aspects of the industry. Whilst at Cambridge University, she produced and directed several plays, including a show at the Edinburgh fringe festival, for which she established her own theatre company and made a substantial profit. After graduating from Cambridge, with a First Class degree in History, Ella went to work for Bonafide Films and has stayed ever since, enjoying the fact that through her role as researcher she is putting her degree to some use! She also produced and directed her first short film last January, a reworking of the Brothers Grimm ‘Hansel and Gretel, and has two more ‘Tales’ in development.