Founded in 2016, Moranic Productions is the new London-based joint venture from filmmakers, James Moran and Cat Davies, who have a slate of projects currently in development.
Moranic’s ethos is simple – we make stuff. We don’t make ceramics, hats, cookies, candles or balloons – we make content. We make great content, and tell compelling stories across genres and across platforms.
James wrote the movies Severance, Cockneys Vs Zombies, Tower Block, and also contributed script work to The Borderlands (released in the US as Final Prayer). He is currently adapting the Young Sherlock novels into feature films.
For TV, he has written episodes of programs including Doctor Who (The Fires of Pompeii, which featured Peter Capaldi and Karen Gillan’s first appearance on the show in other roles), Torchwood, Primeval, Crusoe, Spooks, The Sparticle Mystery and Eve. He also contributed an episode for the third season of Crossing Lines (NBC/Tandem), for the upcoming animated series The Rubbish World of Dave Spud (The Illuminated Film Company), and the new series Curfew (Sky One) is based on his original film script.
His other work includes 5-time Streamy Award nominated web series Girl Number 9, and several short films which he wrote and directed, including Crazy For You (Best Horror/Sci-Fi at the Crystal Palace International Film Festival, now part of anthology film Minutes Past Midnight, and licensed by Shorts International), starring Arthur Darvill and Hannah Tointon, and the multi-award winning Blood Shed, starring Shaun Dooley and Sally Phillips, which has played over 50 festivals around the world, including BAFTA and Oscar qualifiers such as Encounters, Seattle International Film Festival, Nashville, Underwire, Dublin International Film Festival, and many more.
James has directed several popular “Turn Off Your Bloody Phone” idents for FrightFest, and his shorts and features have played at festivals all over the world, winning several audience awards.
James is represented in the UK by The Agency, and in the US by Abram Nalibotsky at Gersh.
Cat is a writer, filmmaker and producer. She is a BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew 2019 participant as part of a cohort of up and coming writers, directors and producers.
Her horror feature was selected for FrightFest’s New Blood scheme 2018, with mentoring by BAFTA-nominated UK producer Jack Tarling (God’s Own Country; Await Further Instructions) horror icon Barbara Crampton, director (The Ranger) and producer Jenn Wexler and Queensbury Pictures’ Giles Edwards.
Her short films include the multi award-winning Connie, starring Catrin Stewart (Doctor Who, Stella) which is distributed by Shorts International across various territories and is available on iTunes. She directed the Arrow Video FrightFest 2018 opening ident, Shushpiria. Cat has two shorts coming in 2019.
She is co-writer and Producer of smash hit comedy horror short, Blood Shed.The film has just been licensed by Shorts International for ShortsTV and wider broadcasting rights, and iTunes. It will also be included in a new American feature film anthology.
Cat has worked in broadcasting since 2005 at the BBC, BBC Studios, Worldwide and ITV across TV and radio genres including radio drama, comedy, documentaries and entertainment, as an editorial project manager, production manager, and publishing and brand executive managing the DVD/Blu Ray and digital releases of some of the UK’s biggest comedy shows. She was Project Manager of The Listening Project with BBC Radio 4, a Sony winner, Production Manager of the prestigious BBC Food & Farming Awards, and is currently Unit Manager/Line Producer of the Radio Comedy unit at BBC Studios.