Mint Pictures

Mat Whitecross
Fiona Neilson

MINT PICTURES was formed by Fiona Neilson & Mat Whitecross in 2014. Fiona & Mat met while working at Revolution Films with Michael Winterbottom & Andrew Eaton, on films 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE and IN THIS WORLD.

Their first project together, produced by Fiona with Simon Halfon & James Gay-Rees, was the critically-acclaimed documentary SUPERSONIC, charting the rise of British band Oasis.

Fiona & Mat then worked with Richard Curtis and Emma Freud for Red Nose Day, filming COLDPLAY’S GAME OF THRONES: THE MUSICAL and RED NOSE DAY ACTUALLY, and collaborating with Jamie & Hannah Clark at My Accomplice on music videos for Coldplay and Liam Gallagher.

Their next feature is the upcoming A HEAD FULL OF DREAMS, a 20-year in the making documentary about Coldplay. They are currently teaming up again with producer Simon Halfon for THE MAN WHO, a biopic about Beatles manager Brian Epstein, as well as developing a number of their own projects.

Prior to the founding of Mint, Mat and Fiona worked together on ASHES, a road movie thriller starring Ray Winstone, Jim Sturgess and Lesley Manville, and SPIKE ISLAND, a coming-of-age drama set against the backdrop of the Stone Roses’ legendary gig.

Whitecross’s other work includes THE ROAD TO GUANTANAMO, which he co-directed with Michael Winterbottom, and for which they won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 2006 Berlin Film Festival. They then directed together again on THE SHOCK DOCTRINE, an adaptation of Naomi Klein’s controversial book. Whitecross’s next film MOVING TO MARS detailed the journey of Burmese refugees travelling to the UK, and won the prestigious Grierson Documentary Award. His Bafta-nominated biopic SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL starred actor Andy Serkis as punk rocker Ian Dury, and he later directed Sky Atlantic’s FLEMING, based on the life of the Bond author, starring Dominic Cooper.

Along with Coldplay, he has collaborated on videos with a variety of international artists, including The Rolling Stones, U2, Liam Gallagher and Jay-Z. He has also made films for Comic Relief, Alzheimer’s Society, Greenpeace, the United Nations, Amnesty and Save the Children, and political broadcasts for the Labour Party.