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has an extremely varied back catalogue of productions including:
- Television drama series
- Films for television
- Feature films for theatrical release
- Animation series and features
- Educational programmes
A Brief History
Poseidon Films was established in 1974 by Frixos Constantine as Managing
Director and Michael Powell, the English film director best known for
his collaboration with Emeric Pressburger, as co-director and project
Poseidon’s first production in 1976 was a dramatised documentary
on the ancient legend of Atlantis, which was acquired by the BBC and is
still shown today. In the same year, they proposed ‘Return to the
Edge of the World’ based on a story written by Michael Powell which
went on to achieve great success.
Following the success of their documentaries, Poseidon Films branched
into feature film production, and in 1977, made ‘The Devil’s
Men’, starring the legendary actors Peter Cushing and Donald Pleasence.
This was quickly followed by ‘The Abductors’ and ‘The
Greek Connection’, which were both well received. In 1979, Poseidon
produced ‘Anna Pavlova’ which was co-financed by the Russian
Ministry of Cinema, Poseidon Films, and Paramount. After the success of
their feature films, Poseidon went on to produce ‘Stalin’
for HBO – a television drama based on the life of the Russian leader.
With the arrival of Channel 4, Poseidon Films returned to making documentaries
and educational series. In 1983, they produced the first documentary in
the UK on the subject of Autism, followed by a documentary on Dyslexia.
Other documentaries include ‘Great Russian Writers’ for Channel
4 and ‘Great Russian Composers’ for the BBC. In 1992, Poseidon
organised a very successful television season for Channel 4 showing over
24 Russian art films with great success. Between 1995 and 2000, Poseidon
Films produced six educational series for Channel 4, one of which won
the Educational Television Award in 2007.
In 1996, Poseidon Films co-produced a feature film with Time-Warner and
BBC Theatrical called ‘The Steal’ which was a big television
In 1998, Poseidon Films extended their activities to animation, producing
‘Global Bears Rescue’ for BBC Wales and ‘The Odyssey’
and educational animation for Channel 4 and HBO.
In 2002, Poseidon Films finished a romantic comedy feature film entitled
‘The Byzantine Cat’ co-produced with East West Creative Associates
In 2007, Poseidon finished ‘The Monastery of Death’, a documentary
about the Monastery in Russia that was turned into a death camp by Stalin
during the war.
In 2008, Poseidon finished ‘The White Swan’; a mini series
of five episodes, it tells the life story of the famous ballerina Anna
Pavlova whose obsession with dance finally drove her to her devastation.
It has received rave reviews with The Daily Telegraph in London describing
it as: ‘a thing of ravishing beauty with an old-fashioned charm
that bears the master’s hallmark.’
Poseidon is currently in the pre-production stages of several programmes
– ‘The Birth of the West’, a documentary series that
will explore the legacy of the Pre-Socratic philosophers on Western civilisation.
It is also in pre-production on the epic war film, ‘Night Witches’
and the animation series for children entitled, ‘Aesop’s Fables’.
Poseidon Films and its distribution company, Poseidon Film Distributors
Ltd, are committed to producing and distributing products of the highest
quality, with international appeal.