Meet The Team
The Sweet Mate Productions team consists of highly experienced Producers, Directors, Film financiers, Film Distributors and some of the most prestigious cinemas in the country. We also work with Screenwriters, graphic artists and Actors. All members of our team are currently active in their respective creative and broadcasting fields.
Martin Myers is the fourth generation of his family to enter the movie business. His great grandfather and then his grandfather owned cinemas in London. Martin is an accomplished professional with broad experience of the film and video business in both the corporate and independent sectors. He has substantial experience of taking a product from concept/script to completion with sales and marketing expertise.
Following early roles in distribution, sales and marketing for CIC, UIP, Martin became Sales and Marketing Director of Miracle Films and later took on the same role (along with responsibility for acquisition) at Vestron Pictures where he released Princess Bride, Buster and Dirty Dancing and many more. He was subsequently appointed Theatrical Director of First Independent Films Limited, where he oversaw acquisitions and release.
In 1999 he set up Miracle Communications, focusing on distribution and sales. He now consults with Sweet Mate Productions and for various theatrical and DVD companies, as well as producers and directors in the planning and releasing of their products into the UK theatrical market. Martin also actively represents a number of UK companies exploiting their rights for Airlines, Non Theatrical and TV sales. He also reads scripts for a number of producers who want an answer from a distributors point of view.
Shaub’s journey into TV and film started as early as 1996 when he appeared as the starring role in the Channel 4 produced ‘Bengali Backlash’, a documentary on racism in inner city London directed by Arun Kumar. The filmmaking process and especially the lens of the camera had a cathartic effect on Shaub; it changed his perspective and he realized he too could make an impact on the industry via film.
In 2009 Shaub put together a documentary for a non-profit football academy that was screened on the big screen at one of the most prestigious cinemas in the London - Empire Cinema in London’s West End. With the help of Kick It Out, The London Youth Games and local newspapers in Camden and Islington, Shaub was able to raise the profiles of the event, the documentary itself and his own personal profile as an active member of the UK film industry.
Shaub Miah has continued to work with Empire Cinemas screening his own shows and now he wants to screen a feature length film based on his short film ‘Death Do Us Apart’.
Sebastian Nanena is a young energetic ambitious film producer hailing from south London having filmed his first feature last year he is now working with sweetmate productions on a Jason flemying zombie apocalypse film, Sebastian has a number of films in delevopment including an exciting indie film titled ‘is this life’ with an A list cast attached, he is also working on an exciting North American co-production. In his spare time he also consults on a number of projects.
Pierre Levasseur is French Producer who comes from the French countryside. Born and raised in the Alps, helping him nourish his creative and independent nature.
Pierre attended The Central Film school and gained his Masters in Directing Fiction. Pierre's cinematic inspiration comes mainly from fairy tales. He has always loved telling stories.
His inspiration has been fed by the work of Guillermo Del Toro, Tim Burton and George Lucas.
Darren is a film and television writer from Dartford in Kent, he has had a lifelong love of comedy, horror and sci-fi. It was Darren’s childhood dream to make his own films and at the age of eighteen he started his writing career in earnest.
His short film Is This Life? starring Himesh Patel was an official selection of That Film Festival and was screened at the Cannes film festival 2019.
Darren currently has several projects in pre-production including a feature length version of Is This Life? and the horror comedy Death Do Us Apart both of which are being produced by Sebastian Nanena.