Award Winning Production Company Synchronicity Films Appoints Deanne Cunningham As Head Of Development, Glasgow
Award-winning Playwright Joseph Wilde’s Original TV debut “Clyde Waters” in development
Cunningham will spearhead the development of a range of projects on Synchronicity’s slate including award-winning playwright Joseph Wilde’s debut horror series “Clyde Waters”, which Synchronicity Films is in advanced development on with a UK broadcaster.
Wilde’s television credits include “Doctors”, “Casualty”, the upcoming second season of Sky’s “A Discovery of Witches”, and his 2013 breakout play “Cuddles” is now in feature development with Nicole Kidman’s Blossom Films.
Award-winning Playwright Joseph Wilde’s Original TV Debut “Clyde Waters” in Development
Award-winning production company Synchronicity Films has appointed Deanne Cunningham (“Endeavour”, “Cold Feet”) as Head of Development, Glasgow to oversee its UK slate, as well as taking the role of Executive Producer across select shows in production. Cunningham will spearhead the development of a range of projects on Synchronicity’s slate including award-winning playwright Joseph Wilde’s debut horror series “Clyde Waters”, which Synchronicity Films is in advanced development on with a UK broadcaster. Wilde’s television credits include “Doctors”, “Casualty”, the upcoming second season of Sky’s “A Discovery of Witches”, and his 2013 breakout play “Cuddles” is now in feature development with Nicole Kidman’s Blossom Films.
Prior to Synchronicity, Deanne spent over a decade in various scripted roles, with producing credits on hit dramas “Endeavour” and “Cold Feet” for ITV, as well as script editing positions on several award-winning shows including “Humans” (C4/AMC), “Utopia” (C4) and “The Tunnel” (Sky Atlantic/Canal+). Cunningham has worked extensively in script development including scripted development positions at BBC Drama and an earlier stint as Development Producer at Synchronicity. She has also produced several independent films with backing from Screen Scotland and the BFI. Deanne is a former BBC Production Trainee and lives in Glasgow.
Claire Mundell, Founder and Creative Director at Synchronicity Films, says “Deanne is a talented, insightful and tenacious developer with a host of brilliant writer, commissioner and talent relationships. We are thrilled to have Deanne join us in this senior editorial role, as we move our slate forward with a host of compelling projects, including Joseph’s unsettling and completely original allegory of toxic masculinity set on the Gare Loch.”
Deanne Cunningham, Head of Development, Glasgow at Synchronicity Films, adds “I couldn’t be more thrilled to be joining Claire and the team as Head of Development. Synchronicity has established a reputation for excellence, working with some of the most exciting writers on a slate of incredible projects. I’m looking forward to building on that and getting more brilliant dramas made, for UK and international audiences."
Three young naval recruits arrive to finish their submariner training on the ballistic submarines at Scotland’s foremost naval base and fall victim to an evil force which is getting inside men’s heads, turning them into monstrous versions of themselves. The ultra-masculine, secretive military culture of the base serves as a disguise for this malevolent influence, as increasingly toxic behaviour is tolerated and explained away. But a young female recruit won’t let herself be gaslit by her superiors and refuses to stand by as her male colleagues succumb to the infection. Clyde Waters is a thrilling horror series, set against a contemporary backdrop of paranoia and aggression. Exploring the impact of toxic masculinity from a societal to a personal level, the series follows three young submariners threatened with losing their minds and their lives in the shadow of the nuclear deterrent they are charged with guarding.
About Synchronicity Films
Synchronicity Films is an award-winning independent production company, founded and headed by Claire Mundell, headquartered in Glasgow and run with co-directors Mark Young (Chairman) and Adrian Burns (Operations Director), with an office in Melbourne led by Ruth Underwood. The company creates, develops and produces feature films and television drama which showcases original voices and brings stories to life with energy, passion and dynamism. Key credits include double BIFA winning ‘Only You’, BIFA winning ‘Weekend’, Karen Gillan’s BAFTA Film nominated ‘The Party’s Just Beginning’ and BAFTA winning series ‘The Cry’ which also received a Best Actress nomination at the International Emmys for Jenna Coleman.