“Never before have I gone with such high expectations and have had them exceeded in absolutely every aspect."

- Dan Edelstyn, Director-Producer on Interdoc


About Us

Initialize Films was set up in 2005 by Ian Davies and since 2008 has been assisting producers find finance and sales and distribution partners for their feature film and TV projects.

Initialize's first producer support programme Interdoc in 2008 helped finance 3 feature documentaries including Emmy-winning The English Surgeon.

Since then Initialize has been commissioned by national film funds including Creative Scotland, Danish Film Institute, Swedish Film Institute, Norwegian Film Institute, Finnish Film Foundation, Screen Australia, Irish Film Board and New Zealand Film Commission which hire Initialize to work with a number of producers to help them with their international strategies and to get their films financed / distributed. We have a very high success rate and have helped more than 30 feature films get financed / distributed since 2008 as well as a handful of TV projects. Many films have been selected at leading film festivals, have won awards and have sold well internationally.

Initialize also exec produces films through partnerships with producers.

More recently Initialize head Ian Davies set up a finance and production company Boudica Films with Rebecca Long which has since co-financed 3 feature films, The Falling (including partners BBC, BFI) and Swung (co-financed by Creative Scotland) and Iona (with BFI and Creative Scotland).

Initialize is involved (as co-financier through Boudica, as an Exec or as a consultant) on 8 - 10 feature films a year.

See Films for some of the projects we've helped finance / distribute.