WHAT WE DO
Braintrust is a London-based independent production company focussed on developing high-end television series, features and documentary projects. With partnerships with both UK and US agencies and access to top British talent, Braintrust acts as a new breed of creative company aimed at bridging the transatlantic gap between the world's two largest entertainment industries.
BREAD + BUTTER
Film and TV Development
Indie Packaging and Fundraising
Sam Bank - Producer/Managing Director
Sam Bank is a film and music producer from Baltimore, Maryland. After graduating from Syracuse University, Sam moved to Los Angeles and got his start in the mailroom at UTA. Sam then worked in development and production at Discovery Networks and yU+co, a commercial VFX company, before his love of warm beer and average food drove him to London, gaining his masters degree at the National Film and Television School as a producer. In his independent work, Sam secured representation for screenwriting, including a TV pilot and feature he co-wrote and developed with two major studios. His animated short film, The Wrong End of the Stick, has screened at 78 international film festivals, including being nominated for 'Best British Short' at the BIFA awards and a separate nomination for the Annie Awards in Los Angeles. In his spare time, Sam DJ's and produces face-melting drum and bass for European and American record labels under the handle 'Bank.' Sam also consults as a Story Producer on behalf of Fifty Fathoms Productions (Guerrilla , Fortitude, The A-Word).