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Russell Crowe and Matt Hookings with the Maltese film commission.
Russell Crowe and Matt Hookings on set in Malta. Photo: Mat Newcomb/Nukemedia

Camelot expands with Malta investment. Variety magazine exclusive.

Production company Camelot Films U.K. is poised for growth with the launch of Camelot Media, a new production base in Malta, and a burgeoning slate.

Camelot, the company behind Amazon film “Prizefighter,” featuring Ray Winstone and Russell Crowe, has secured financial support from Malta Enterprise, who are responsible for the country’s economic development. Camelot will be operated fully out of Malta producing a slate of films and co-producing third party projects that will be filmed on the island. It will manage all aspects of production services as well as handling the 40% rebate that Malta offers on qualifying productions.

 

Camelot have produced three films in Malta since 2019 and has also helped structure and nurture several other third-party projects which were recently filmed in the country. The company’s next project is a documentary titled “The Psychopath Life Coach” launching on Netflix in the U.K. on Nov. 22. The slate includes action-adventure franchise “The Lost Book of Creation,” supported by Creative Malta, which begins principal photography in the second quarter of 2024.

The Camelot slate also includes the true story Mafia biopic based on bestselling book “The Tangled Web: The Life and Death of Richard Cain.” Cain lived a double life as a Chicago police officer and Mafia-made man for the Chicago outfit. Camelot have also optioned the rights to the book “Never Will I Die” based on the true story of special forces operative Toby Gutteridge, who was paralyzed after he was shot in the neck on a night raid in Afghanistan.

Camelot Films was founded by Matt Hookings who runs the company alongside associate producer Jay Gill, marketing executives Luke Faulkner, Mat Newcomb and development producer Jennifer Jones.

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