Established in 1993, Elysian Films is a UK-based producer of award-winning feature films, shorts and documentaies. Its first international feature film, SKIN, starring Sam Neill and Sophie Okonedo, dramatises one of the most bizarre and fascinating true stories to emerge from South Africa (

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Freeze-Frame Debs

Freeze-Frame is a new short film, currently in production, starring Freddie Fox (Pride, Riot Club) and a dynamic young Chinese actress, Tuan Yuan. It has been commissioned by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and VisitBritain as part of the government's GREAT campaign; its aim is to promote British talent, locations and expertise in China, following the signing of a new co-production agreement between the two countries. Written by David and Keith Lynch, the film is being Executive Produced by Carter Pilcher of Shorts TV, and directed by Anthony Fabian. Shot on location in London, Edinburgh and Shanghai in October, it was released in December 2014 and is currently showing on all Virgin Airllines flights.

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Madmen meets Downton Abbey - a new, long-running TV series. Adapted from Fiona MacCarthy’s acclaimed book, Last Curtsey, DEBS follows the lives of four friends from their ‘coming out’ rites in 1958 to adulthood in the emancipated world of ‘60s London. The series charts the women’s interconnected lives over a ten year period: from the last presentations to the Queen and the debutante season that followed, to the revolutionary, anti-establishment prism of sex, drugs, fashion and rock and roll, dramatising the breakdown of the class system and women’s lib. DEBS will counterpoint the hide-bound late 50s with the world of swinging ‘60s London, just as Downton Abbey has given the world access to high society at another time and place, and Mad Men has brilliantly illuminated advertising in New York across the same era.

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