The Bureau Slate 2016
The Bureau Film Company
Total project grant (euros)
Percentage of budget funded
Call publication date
27 Oct 2015
4 Feb 2016
Result publication date
4 Jul 2016
The Bureau is a group of associated producers, individually independent in their editorial choices and collectively united around a shared goal: to find and stimulate new talent and lead them towards excellence and distinction. They gamble on groundbreaking and unique filmmakers and lead them to success in world markets through links with major UK & French players as well as European international sales companies.
The grant supported the development of four projects. To date, details of one of these projects has been announced:
- Lean on Pete
Lean on Pete follows fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson. He wants a home, food on the table and a high school he can attend for more than part of the year. As the son of a single father working in warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, stability is hard to find. Hoping for a new start they move to Portland, Oregon where Charley takes a summer job, with a washed-up horse trainer, and befriends a failing racehorse named Lean on Pete. The film premieres at Venice Film Festival in September 2017.
Tristan Goligher, producer of Lean on Pete said:
“Creative Europe support has been vital in The Bureau’s works to develop and produce the highest quality cinema. This was especially so with Lean On Pete. Set in the US the film was none the less a very European film, both in financing and sensibility. The backing of Creative Europe helped ensure we could stay in creative control and support Andrew Haigh’s vision for the film.”
Look at our 2017 Results report for a comprehensive overview of Creative Europe's support to the development of UK films in 2017.