Paul Usher heads Instinctive Film London office

Blake Friedmann is delighted to announce that new client Paul Usher will act as the UK representative and producer for Berlin based film finance and production company Instinctive Film. Paul was previously an agent for five years with CMM, and now works as a scriptwriter and producer.

Instinctive, who executive produced last year’s hit indie thriller RETREAT staring Cillian Murphy, Jamie Bell and Thandie Newton, are now looking to solidify their international presence with expansion into both the UK and US markets.

Paul will be responsible for developing co-production deals for Instinctive in the UK, as well as assembling a development slate.

Instinctive CEO Darryn Welch commented ‘2011 has been a rollercoaster year for us. We have been busy working to diversify the company and its activities to adapt to the ever-changing climates in the industry. Our plan is to have greater management over sales, marketing and distribution for the films we develop and produce.’

In addition to his work as a producer, Paul also has two scripts under option with Instinctive – a high concept thriller called THE HOLD and an action adventure entitled SMOKING HOT.