With 30 years joint prior experience in script/screen writing/theatre directing/producing & storytelling, Peacock Productions was formed by Mike and Rebecca Peacock in 2014 to put passions & expertise into a new and lasting medium.
Peacock Productions are a film productions company specialising in writing, directing and producing new material. They often make films on dark and difficult subjects with their trademark lightness of touch and humour or with justice or hope at their core.
Mike Peacock- Writer/Director
Mike was born and bred in Manchester, where he trained at the Arden School of Theatre. In 2001 he co-founded Rhema Theatre Company, which has since toured to over 2 million people all over the UK.
As a writer, Michael has created over 40 different theatre productions of all shapes & sizes, a selection performed on radio stations TWR, GMR and UCB. In 2009 his play ‘The Coffee Hour’ was performed as part of the 24:7 Theatre Festival. He has had work published for Riding Lights Theatre Company, and has developed & work-shopped scripts with Soho Theatre Company. In 2010 he took time out to study screenwriting and had a proposed series make it through to the final rounds of the CBeebies ‘Get Squiggling’ search for scripts.
As a film-maker his film The Date was commended at the Buxton Film Festival and nominated for Best of British and Best Short Film at UKCFF. His most recent film Alicija was selected for the Short Of The Month Film Festival, The Buxton Film Festival and the Kino Film Festival and nominated for The Modcon London Film Festival.
Rebecca Peacock- Co-Producer
Rebecca grew up in Gloucestershire within a family of musicians and trained as a viola player at the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Wells Cathedral School and as an actor and singer at the National Youth Music Theatre (Edinburgh festival, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Sadlers Wells, Royal Albert Hall). As an actor/musician she has toured all over the world in a huge variety of spaces from Argentinian Rain Forests to West End Theatres! Other acting credits include Royal Exchange Theatre Company, Riding Lights Theatre Company, Manchester Actors Company and The Haymarket Basingstoke. Rebecca produced Tales from the Miracle Book a children’s television pilot and co-produced Mike’s two latest films The Date and Alicija. Mike and Rebecca have 2 children who also love acting and directing!
Jade Atkins-Spelling- Co-Producer
Jade graduated from the University of York in 2012 with a degree in Music Technology with Electronics. Since then she’s juggled being a full time mum with professional website design and photography. Not content with just these creative outlets she enjoys putting her energy into helping produce short films with Peacock Productions.
Steve O’Reilly- Assistant Director
After a long and successful worldwide career in the field of Close Protection/Armed Escort and as a Tactical Trainer, Steve decided in 2012 to pursue his dream of becoming an actor and filmmaker. He studied TV & Film Production at FutureWorks College in Manchester where he gained invaluable experience in directing, screenwriting and all other aspects of the film production process. It wasn’t long before his skills, knowledge and background had secured him a role on a movie set. Whilst working on a movie set as script supervisor, he was asked to advise on weaponry and fight choreography. From this Steve was offered a continuous stream of acting roles and fight coordinator positions.
In conjunction with acting and choreography work, Steve has been refining his directing and writing skills and will direct his own film next year. As a writer he has co-written a screenplay and has also written a new film with pre-production due to commence early 2017.
Steve holds his CQB and Tactical Instructor qualifications, teaching credentials in a variety of systems including Haganah, Jeet Kune Do & Filipino Martial Arts and Judo. He is also currently a student of Muay Thai Chaiya. Amongst the professional qualifications Steve holds are certification in Tactical Offensive/Defensive Driving, Firearms, NRA Pro-Marksman Certification, NRA Law Enforcement Marksman Certification and Paramedical Qualifications.
Steve has worked as assistant director on a number of great projects including The Date and Alicija with Peacock Productions.