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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Louder Than Words Good Hope

An Identity Films Production, directed by Anthony Fabian, this film stars David Duchovny, Hope Davis and Timothy Hutton. Based on true events, it tells the poignant story of John and Brenda Fareri, grieving parents who were inspired by the unexpected death of their young daughter to build a world class children's hospital. The hospital not only helps the family to heal, but becomes a model for children's hospitals around the world. Rex Reed in the New York Observer called it "A feel-good film with an infections sense of inspiration, directed with flaire and sensitivity by Anthony Fabian." The film was released across American cinemas in August 2014 and is now available on DVD and Netflix (USA).

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A feature documentary and eight-part television series exploring South Africa’s future. Co-produced with Harriet Gavshon / Quizzical Pictures, for delivery in early 2018.


Good Hope will explore the problems facing South Africa today, but also offer the solutions in the form of the next generation of entrepreneurs, movers and shakers, politicians, artists, sportsmen and women and philanthropists who will be taking the country forward.

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