Lizard King Entertainment is a film and TV production company based in the UK. Founded by producer, writer and director, Carl Mackenzie, the company’s main aim is to develop and produce fresh and dynamic high-concept films and TV projects with commercial appeal, whilst changing the landscape of British independent film by pushing the boundaries of filmmaking.
Carl launched his career in 2015, whilst collaborating on short films with the industry's top up and coming talent. Check out list of Carl's credits on IMDB.
In 2016, Carl wrote, produced and directed short film/TV pilot 'The Interrogation of Olivia Donovan'. The film starred Eva Pope (‘Waterloo Road’, ‘Silent Witness’, ‘Coronation Street’), Ellie Paskell (‘Waterloo Road’, ‘Shameless’) and Cristian Solimeno (‘Footballers’ Wives’, ‘Rush’). The film was screened in a special showcase at BAFTA 195 and was aired as part of the Short Film Show on Showcase TV, where it was awarded Best Fiction/Drama. It was also awarded the Jury Special Mention for Outstanding UK Film at Manchester Film Festival in 2017 and went on to receive nominations for Best Supporting Actress (Eva Pope) at the California Women’s Film Festival in Hollywood, and Best British Short, Best Screenplay and Best Actress (Eva Pope) at the Southampton Film Festival.
The film is now available on Amazon Prime (USA, UK, Canada and Australia) – watch it here.
In addition, Carl is also the founder and CEO of the Chelmsford Film Festival, which he launched in 2017.
Since January 2019, Carl and Lizard King Entertainment have launched the first phase of its exciting slate of feature films. The slate includes Carl’s feature film and directorial debut ‘Unseen Scars’ and comedy drama ‘Happy Hunting’, both of which are in pre-production.
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