Rainmaker Content Signs First Look Deal with Caroline Roberts-Cherry and Sally Lindsay's Saffron Cherry Productions
London, 30 November – Rainmaker Content, the international distributor specialising in drama, factual and special event programming, has today confirmed a first look deal with Caroline Roberts-Cherry and Sally Lindsay’s award-winning, multi-genre production company, Saffron Cherry Productions.
The exclusive deal, brokered by Rainmaker Content, will allow a first look at all new scripted drama from Saffron Cherry.
Based in Manchester, Saffron Cherry produces dynamic, award-winning television, cinematic film and digital short-form content across scripted and non-scripted genres, actively promoting creativity rooted in the North West which has global appeal.
Recent hits from Saffron Cherry Productions include The Madame Blanc Mysteries starring Sally Lindsay and Steve Edge, a six-part mystery drama commissioned for Channel 5 and Acorn TV and co-produced by Clapperboard and Saffron Cherry Productions, created and written by Sally Lindsay and co-written by Sue Vincent.
Other titles from Saffron Cherry Productions include the cinematic film of Talawa Theatre Company and the Royal Exchange Theatre's King Lear, with a black-led cast starring Don Warrington. Factual titles include Noël Coward by Julian Clary for Sky Arts, which was nominated for the inaugural Diversify TV Awards at MipCom, and the O2 Media Award winning Emmeline Pankhurst: The Making of a Militant, presented by Sally Lindsay for the BBC. Saffron Cherry has also had lockdown success with its children’s shows made in 20/21, both The World According to Grandpa, made for Channel 5's Milkshake! and The Wonton Warrior, a drama made for CBBC, have been RTS nominated.
Working with major broadcasters in the UK and internationally across all platforms, the creative team behind Saffron Cherry Productions includes Grierson Award-winning director and BAFTA winning producer Caroline Roberts-Cherry – Founder and Managing Director, actor, presenter and writer Sally Lindsay – Creative Director, and Technical Director of Operations Martin Riley.
Vicky Ryan, Co-Founder and COO, Rainmaker Content comments, “We’re delighted to be working with Saffron Cherry, an innovative production company with a strong track record in creating shows with strong roles. Their ambition to develop IP around new and established talent, local voices and stories fits very well with Rainmaker’s growing portfolio for the international market.”
Caroline Roberts-Cherry, Founder and Managing Director, Saffron Cherry adds, "We have an exciting, diverse, female-led slate spanning place and period, with superb productions in development that we can't wait to share with the world. Rainmaker shares our ambition to showcase arresting, engaging stories working with both new and established talent and we're delighted to be continuing our drama journey with them."
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Rainmaker Content is a global content company formed to create, finance and distribute commercially appealing scripted and non-scripted programming, collaborating with award-winning producers, production companies and directors who have proven track records of making high quality premium programming for the widest audience.
About Saffron Cherry Productions
Saffron Cherry Productions is a Manchester based multi-genre company producing factual, scripted and children’s content. Other Kids content includes The Wonton Warrrior made for CBBC Sparks monologue series, currently on BBC iPlayer. Their six part drama, The Madame Blanc Mysteries, starring Sally Lindsay made in co-production with Clapperboard Studios is airing in autumn 2021 on Channel 5 and Acorn TV. Recent documentaries include The Great Staycation: Dot’s Farm for BBC One NW, the RTS NW nominated Invented in the North West presented by Prof Danielle George MBE, and O2 Media Award NW winning documentary Emmeline Pankhurst: The Making of a Militant, presented by Sally Lindsay.