Iron Box Capital is a specialist film and TV financing company. Established in 2015, Iron Box is run by actual film makers. We understand every aspect of the whole process and value chain of making films, including the financing, development, production, distribution and marketing of films. The experience of the whole team and advisory board is second to none.
Raimund Berens, Chief Executive Officer
Raimund Berens is CEO and founder of Iron Box Capital. With 13+ years experience in the film industry, Raimund specialises in the financing and legal structuring of feature films (both nationally and internationally). During his career he gained strong experience across a variety of activities across the film value chain including development, packaging, production management, ligthing, camera, and post-production such as sound, editing & music.
Colin Brown , Chairman
Colin Brown is a senior international media professional with experience and contacts developed over 30 years in the TV, film and media sectors. He has worked at CEO and Chairman-level and held Board positions at the UK Film Council and National Film and Television School. He also is a voting member of BAFTA and served as British Film Commissioner from 2007-2011.
Deborah Sheppard has over 20+ years experience as a marketing and distribution professional across independent and studio films. During her tenure at Paramount and before that UIP (United International Pictures) she marketed over 420 movies for Universal, MGM, Paramount, Marvel and Dreamworks, among others, covering every genre, from action and horror to family animation.
We are film makers. People that understand the whole process.
With Colin Brown as Chairman, our network of contacts across the global film industry are second to none.
We have created a range of different ways for people to invest. Whether via Amersham’s SEIS and / or EIS Fun
ds or alternatively the Investee Companies for SEIS and EIS projects.
We want our investors and their advisers to enjoy the whole film experience and have fun. This can include watching the filming and meeting the ‘stars’, going to film premieres, or even having a role as an extra!
The entire focus is on creating audience driven films. It is this that drives the commercial success of films. That is why we focus on genres of film that have a strong track record in delivering profits, and also in working with teams that have a global reputation for excellence. It is worth making the point that smaller budget films can often make greater profits than major films, because they are more targeted for specific audiences.
In today’s world we also target the inline market for films, across Netflix, Amazon Prime, In flight films, video on demand and so on. As more opportunities to view grows, so does the demand for films.
Key Services and Funds
There are several options for investors. We are part of Amersham’s general SEIS (“ASEIS”) and EIS funds (“ACDC”), where clients can invest generally across a variety of industries or specifically in the respective Iron Box Film & TV SEIS and / or SEIS channels. Where clients invest via the funds, the investment will be allocated across several film & TV investee companies which in turn will be spread across a portfolio of films. Investments are SEIS and EIS qualifying.
We have also set up investee companies to look after every stage of the production process to ensure both quality and delivery. This allows more than just raising and investing money, and enable us to offer a superior product. These companies are based on specific genres of film, or teams of specialist people. There are currently 7+ films ready to go….with many more to come.
There are opportunities to benefit from both SEIS and EIS when you invest in these companies.