Our latest film "McEnroe" had its world premiere in June 2022 at Tribeca Film Festival in New York, and its international premiere took place at Sheffield Doc Fest in the UK. It has since screened at the New Zealand Film Festival and heads to Australia in October. "McEnroe" was released theatrically in the UK by Universal Pictures & Dogwoof, by Showtime in the US, and Canal+ in France.
Heavy Soul Films began with the release of indie documentary "Warriors" in UK cinemas back in 2015, which won the International Sport & Peace Jury Award in Monaco. It told the story of Maasai men who used sport to fight against FGM in their village. We have since produced the acclaimed "The Edge' (2019), which tackled mental health in the English cricket team during their rise (and fall) in the world rankings. We are currently in development on our fourth feature doc, "Ark".
Prior to Heavy Soul Films, director Barney Douglas worked as the England cricket video producer for the ECB, touring the world and creating early social media phenomenon's like "Swanny's Ashes Diaries"! As fun as this was, a need to tell longer-form stories led him to feature docs, but the skills he picked up as a fly-on-the-wall in the England cricket dressing room stood him in good stead.
Heavy Soul look to make character-driven documentaries, promos, and archive based productions. We have extensive experience filming across the globe, including Russia, Kenya, Argentina, Mexico, Europe, Japan, The United States and the Caribbean. We have worked with high profile talent as well as smaller, more intimate stories. We're always on the lookout for the next great feature doc!