ALMEGA PROJECTS is a London-based independent production company specialising in the in-house development, production and international co-production of feature films and documentaries. The company was founded in 2006 by British/American filmmaker Angus Aynsley.
Oscar® nominated WASTE LAND, Almega Projects’ inaugural feature documentary, won the Audience Award for World Cinema Documentary at Sundance 2010 as well as winning both the Amnesty International Film Prize and the Panorama Audience Award at Berlinale 2010. The film went on to win over 35 major awards at a host of international film festivals before receiving a nomination for the 2011 Academy Awards® for Best Documentary Feature. WASTE LAND is a UK/Brazilian co-production in partnership with O2 Filmes (CITY OF GOD), Brazil’s largest film production company. WASTE LAND received its US theatrical release in October 2010 and was released in UK cinemas on February 25th 2011.
Almega Projects most recent film, THE BENGALI DETECTIVE was in official selection at Sundance 2011 (World Cinema Documentary Competition) as well as Panorama, Berlinale 2011. The fictional remake rights have been acquired by Fox Searchlight, with Stephen Frears directing.
Angus Aynsley is also executive producer on FOUR LIONS from production company Warp Films. The film was officially selected at Sundance 2010 (World Cinema Dramatic Competition), and won Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer as well as being nominated for Outstanding British Film at the BAFTAS 2011. The film opened theatrically in the UK on May 7th 2010 and November 5th in the US.
A MAN’S STORY is Almega Projects’ upcoming release, a feature documentary about British fashion designer Ozwald Boateng. The film, which had its European Premiere at the Sheffield Doc Fest, is produced with Wellington Films (LONDON TO BRIGHTON, BETTER THINGS) and the British Film Institute (ex-UK Film Council).
Almega Projects previously produced a number of award winning short films including the drama OSCAR & ISABELLE and documentary BERRYDOWN CAIRN, which was made in collaboration with the British land artist Andy Goldsworthy.
Before founding Almega Projects, Angus worked in senior management positions within the financial sector, in Paris and London, with both AXA Investment Managers and Robert Fleming & Co. He was educated at L’Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) and Sciences Po in France and has a BA from Indiana University (USA). Angus is an active collector in the art world, and has acted as a consultant to various creative industries, including fashion, design and film.