Double M Films is a privately held production company based in London dedicated to making feel-good, high quality, independent film and drama for international audiences. We are currently developing a number of exciting projects with both new and established creative talent.
Marcus Markou – Writer/ Director/ Producer
Marcus is an independent filmmaker, who successfully self-distributed his debut feature film, Papadopoulos and Sons (starring Stephen Dillane), which he wrote and directed, in 2013, by staging his own cinema release – achieving the second highest screen average of any movie in its opening weekend (only beaten by Oblivion with Tom Cruise) with a P&A budget of just £40k. He used social media and guerrilla tactics such as cold calling every Greek Orthodox priest to announce the movie’s release in the Sunday service before the opening weekend. The movie went on to be bought by Netflix, ARTE, the BBC and many worldwide territories.
He has written two plays: Age-Sex-Location (Riverside Studios, 2004) and Ordinary Dreams (2009) and his short films Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times (2017) and Office Song (2019) have notched up over 100 festival screenings between them and over 20 award wins. In 2014 he was nominated by the London Critics Circle Awards for Breakthrough British Filmmaker. In 2018 he teamed up with veteran Hollywood Producer Cassian Elwes (Dallas Buyers Club, The Butler, Mudbound) to launch Movie Collective – a new initiative to get more indie films financed.
He is currently working on a stage musical version of Papadopoulos and Sons and is shooting his next feature film The Wife and Her Househusband in 2021. He read History and Politics at the University Birmingham and was a magazine editor in his 20s before training to be an actor at LAMDA. In 2000 he started Dynamis Ltd, an online publishing business, with his brother, which they both run to this day.
Andrew Markou – Executive Producer
Andrew is an internet entrepreneur and the founder of Dynamis Ltd. one of the UK's leading B2B online classified advertising publishers. He has been instrumental in overseeing the technical development of some of the world's most successful B2B classified advertising websites including BusinessesForSale.com, the leading site for buying and selling businesses globally and FranchiseSales.com - the UK's leading franchise recruitment portal.
He was the Executive Producer on Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times and Papadopoulos & Sons – which was sold to the BBC, ARTE and Netflix.