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Kate Hodgson and Justin McDonald launched Elevator Productions in Liverpool in 2017, uniting world-renowned talent with new voices, producing independent film and television with commercial appeal.


Their first project, A MODERN MAGICIAN, a short film directed by Mark Heller features Primetime Emmy, Golden Globes and Olivier Award wining actor Brian Cox and was selected in competition at many film festivals including the BIFA qualifying Manchester International film festival, Liverpool International film festival, Soho film festival New York, Dam Short film festival and Sci-Fi London.

Currently on the festival circuit is short film FIST written by Lee Mattinson, directed by Andrew McVicar and supported by the BFI Network. In 2023 FIST received nomination for Best British Short at the BAFTA qualifying London Short Film Festival and received a nomination for Best Short at the Royal Television Society Awards North East and The Borders where it won the Best Actor award for drama performance of the year. Other festival selections include BAFTA and BIFA qualifying Bolton film festival and BIFA qualifying North East International film festival and Sunderland Short film festival.


Elevator's third short film NETTLE DAY stars Kate Dickie, filmed during summer 2022 and is about to begin its festival run. It is written and directed by Jack Nicholls.

Alumni of Creative UK's Creative Enterprise scheme, Elevator Productions are working towards their first feature film with a slate of scripted projects that are in development for film and television. Kate and Justin have also recently been invited to join BAFTA as Connect members.

Elevator Productions are proudly working with BAFTA, The British Film Institute and Creative UK


©2024 Elevator Productions Ltd. Registered in England No: 10580592  Registered address Elevator Studio, Cheapside, Liverpool, United Kingdom, L2 2DY

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