The Team - Silver Lining Advisory Ltd
Grant Bradley - Aristos Films Limited
Grant has spent more than 30 years in the film industry, mainly as an independent producer/owner of Impact Television and Daybreak Pacific in New Zealand, and more recently as joint CEO/producer of Queensland’s most prolific feature film production company, Limelight International Media Entertainment (based in Brisbane).
Grant has raised more than $200m in film financing and has over 40 film credits. Productions have included films shot in New Zealand, the UK, Canada, Australia, Russia, France, India, Germany and the USA.
Grant is a Director of Silver Lining Innovative Management Limited.
Matthew Barnes - Palace Ventures Limited
Matthew has been involved in media and sport businesses for over 25 years. He originally practised as a solicitor in Australia and England, specialising in media companies, before moving into corporate finance in London at HSBC, Granville Baird and NatWest. In 1998 Matthew joined an interactive television company as managing director and built the business before selling it successfully in 2001. He subsequently co-founded Palace Ventures Limited, an FCA regulated corporate finance business specialising in TMT investments.
Matthew is a consultant at Couchmans LLP, the leading sports law firm. He is a solicitor and also a member of the Law Society, the ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty and the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI). Matthew is a director of Silver Lining Innovative Management Limited and a number of other media and sport businesses.
Steve Waterman - Waterman Entertainment
Steve is one of the world’s most successful film and television family fare producers as co-producer for “Casper”, Executive Producer for ”Stuart Little” and “Stuart Little 2”. He also Executive Produced the live-action/CGI animated. “Alvin and the Chipmunks”, “Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Squeakquel”, “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked”, and “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip”. His latest family film, “Son of Bigfoot”, is released in theatres September 2017.
In 2015, Waterman Entertainment, purchased leading animation studio, Film Roman, which makes The Simpsons and Marvel’s “Ultimate Spider Man”
Steve’s films have generated more than $1.5 billion of box office receipts.
Bruce Johnson - Foxfield Entertainment, LLC
Bruce has been a producer and executive producer in Hollywood for 25 years. From writing, producing, directing, and executive producing, Johnson has been involved with every aspect of filmmaking including development, presales, financing, pre-production, production and post-production, in both live action and animation as well as all aspects of marketing and distribution of movies to all markets domestically and internationally
Bruce has been honoured with multiple Emmy Awards and nominations, and his credits include household titles like “The Jetsons” and “The Flintstones”. Bruce holds a Ph.D. in film, television and education from Northwestern University.
Steve Hodges - Silver Lining Innovative Management Ltd.
Steve has spent 20 years in the entertainment industry. He worked at Sony Music London as head of production, responsible for music videos and long-form programming.
He subsequently moved to Los Angeles, becoming part of the management team that prepared the successful business plan for the $25m financing of New York-based Winter Films.
More recently, Steve was instrumental in setting up projects at Fox Television Studios, Sony Television and TNT. Steve is also working on a number hologram initiatives with Base Entertainment and a slate funding deal with Code Black a Lionsgate owned production company.
Peter Nelkin - ORSA Projects Limited
Peter is a Chartered Accountant with many years of property experience. He spent nearly twenty years with Grosvenor Square Properties Group plc where he was Managing Director.
Peter set-up the Group’s takeover by Associated British Ports Holdings plc after which he ran his own property company and was a Director of a number of companies both public and private including the Chairmanship of a Premiership football club.
Stephen Norton - Daedalus Partners LLP
Stephen co-founded Daedalus in 2011. He is responsible for origination and financial evaluation of new investment opportunities. Stephen is currently responsible for Daedalus’ fund investments in the Telecoms, Bandwidth, Real Estate and Restaurants sectors.
Prior to forming Daedalus, Stephen was the Chief Operating Officer of a leading alternative investment firm. He has also worked as the Head of Finance at FilmFour and held a number of senior posts at Channel 4 Television.
Stephen is a qualified chartered accountant and holds an MBA from CASS Business School and is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment. He graduated from Durham University in 1990.
Anna Long - Daedalus Partners LLP
Anna joined Daedalus in October 2014 and is responsible for fund-raising for investments and overseeing the fund administration
Anna has over 8 years’ experience in the legal and financial services industry, and prior to joining Daedalus was at a leading alternative investment firm. Anna has overseen investments in Media, Telecoms and the Leisure sectors.
Anna is a Law graduate from King’s College London and holds the Investment Management Certificate.
Sylvi Kim - Silver Lining Innovative Management Ltd.
Sylvi is a key executive at Silver Lining Innovative Management Limited. She previously worked as a management consultant for one of the largest global Fortune 500 consultancy firms. She is proficient in project management, business process optimisation, research, advisory work, strategy and business analysis.
Sylvi has worked in front of and behind the camera, and her credits span across film, TV, commercial, corporate and video games. She graduated with an Honours BSc from the University of Western Ontario, an MSc from the London School of Economics and an MA from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Adrian Ward - Pacific Mercantile Bank
Adrian has approximately 25 years of experience in entertainment banking. Focusing primarily on film/entertainment property financing, he has worked on approximately 700 film and TV transactions over his career.
Before joining Pacific Mercantile Bank in 2013, Adrian was the Senior Vice President of Entertainment, Sports & Media at National Bank of California for four years, where he built and managed the bank’s film and television finance department and was responsible for more than $100 million in loan production.