Ingenious Media

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Ingenious Media
GenreInvestment and advisory group
Founder Patrick McKenna
Headquarters London, W1
United Kingdom
Key people
Patrick McKenna
(CEO 1998-present)
Number of employees

Ingenious Media (styled as INGENIθUS) is a division of London-based Ingenious Capital Management Limited, also known as Ingenious. The company was founded in 1998 by Patrick McKenna.




2004 Millions Danny Boyle Pathé Distribution co-production with Moving Picture Company, BBC Films, UK Film Council and Pathé Pictures
2005 The Mistress of Spices Paul Mayeda Berges Rainbow Films U.S.A. (United States) and Entertainment Film Distributors (United Kingdom)co-production with Balle Pictures, Capitol Films, Isle of Man Film and Spices Productions Ltd.
2006 Borat Larry Charles 20th Century Fox co-production with Four by Two Films, Everyman Pictures, Dune Entertainment, Major Studio Partners, One America Productions, Talkback and Channel 4
Scoop Woody Allen Focus Features co-production with BBC Films, Phoenix Wiley and Jelly Roll Productions
Amazing Grace Michael Apted Momentum Pictures (United Kingdom), Roadside Attractions and Samuel Goldwyn Films (United States)co-production with FourBoys Films, Walden Media and Bristol Bay Productions
A Good Year Ridley Scott 20th Century Fox co-production with Fox 2000 Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Dune Entertainment and Major Studio Partners
2007 Prey Darrell Roodt The Weinstein Company co-production with Anant Singh Production, Videovision Entertainment and Distant Horizon
The Walker Paul Schrader THINKFilm (United States) and Pathé Distribution (United Kingdom)co-production with Kintop Pictures and Isle of Man Film
Live Free or Die Hard Len Wiseman 20th Century Fox co-production with Cheyenne Enterprises and Dune Entertainment
Stardust Matthew Vaughn Paramount Pictures co-production with Marv Films
The Golden Compass Chris Weitz New Line Cinema (United States) and Entertainment Film Distributors (United Kingdom)co-production with Scholastic Productions
Virgin Territory David Leland Eagle Pictures (Italy) and Quinta Communications (France)
2008 Australia Baz Luhrmann 20th Century Fox co-production with Bazmark Films Australia and ScreenWest
2009 Avatar James Cameron 20th Century Fox co-production with Lightstorm Entertainment and Dune Entertainment


2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes Rupert Wyatt 20th Century Fox co-production with Chernin Entertainment, Dune Entertainment and Big Screen Productions
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel John Madden Fox Searchlight Pictures co-production with Dune Entertainment, Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ and Blueprint Pictures
2012 Life of Pi Ang Lee 20th Century Fox co-production with Fox 2000 Pictures, Dune Entertainment and Haishang Films
Ginger & Rosa Sally Potter Artificial Eye (United Kingdom), Universal Pictures (Denmark) and Union Pictures (Canada)co-production with British Film Institute, BBC Films, Adventure Pictures, The Match Factory, Media House Capital, Miso Film and Danish Film Institute
2014 Selma Ava DuVernay Paramount Pictures (United States) and 20th Century Fox (United Kingdom)co-production with Pathé, Harpo Films, Plan B Entertainment, Cloud Eight Films and Redgill Selma Productions
What We Did on Our Holiday Andy Hamilton Lionsgate co-production with BBC Films, Creative Scotland, LipSync Productions and Origin Pictures
2015 Brooklyn John Crowley Lionsgate (United Kingdom and Ireland) and Mongrel Media (Canada)co-production with BBC Films, Telefilm Canada, Irish Film Board, SODEC, BFI, Wildgaze Films, Finola Dwyer Productions, Parallel Films, Item 7, BAI, RTÉ and HanWay Films
High-Rise Ben Wheatley StudioCanal co-production with Recorded Picture Company, Film4, British Film Institute, HanWay Films and Northern Ireland Screen
2016 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Tim Burton 20th Century Fox co-production with Chernin Entertainment, Tim Burton Productions, TSG Entertainment, Scope Pictures and St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission
Max Steel Stewart Hendler Open Road Films co-production with Dolphin Films and Mattel Playground Productions
Dog Eat Dog Paul Schrader RLJ Entertainment co-production with Blue Budgie Films, Roxwell Films, Arclight Films, Pure Dopamine and Shanghai Gigantic Pictures
Genius Michael Grandage Summit Entertainment and Roadside Attractions co-production with Riverstone Pictures, Pinewood Pictures, FilmNation Entertainment, Desert Wolf Productions and Michael Grandage Company
2017 Wind River Taylor Sheridan The Weinstein Company (United States) and STXinternational (United Kingdom)co-production with Acacia Entertainment, Savvy Media Holdings, Star Thrower Entertainment, Synergics Films, Thunder Road Pictures, Film 44, The Fyzz Facility, Riverstone Pictures, Voltage Pictures and Wild Bunch
6 Days Toa Fraser Icon Film Distribution (United Kingdom) and Transmission Films (New Zealand)co-production with New Zealand Film Commission, General Film Corporation and XYZ Films
Inconceivable Jonathan Baker Lionsgate Premiere co-production with Grindstone Entertainment, Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and JB Entertainment
Kidnap Luis Prieto Aviron Pictures co-production with Lotus Entertainment, di B Pictures, 606 Films, Gold Star Films, Well Go USA and Rumble Entertainment
2018 Replica Jeffrey Nachmanoff Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures co-production with Di Bonaventura Pictures, Riverstone Pictures, Company Films, Remstar Studios, Fundamental Films, Lotus Entertainment, 74850 and Global Pictures Media LLC and Ocean Park Entertainment
Adrift Baltasar Kormákur STX Entertainment co-production with Lakeshore Entertainment, H. Brothers and RVK Studios
The Wedding Guest Michael Winterbottom IFC Films co-production with Riverstone Pictures, Stage 6 Films and Revolution Films
Siberia Matthew Ross Saban Films co-production with Elevated Films, The Fyzz Facility, Global Road Entertainment, Summerstorm Entertainment, Film House Germany and Company Films
Backtrace Brian A. Miller Lionsgate Premiere co-production with Grindstone Entertainment Group, Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Diamond Film Productions and Highland Film Group
2019 After the Wedding Bart Freundlich Sony Pictures Classics co-production with Cornerstone Films, A Joel B. Michaels Production and Rock Island Films
Blinded by the Light Gurinder Chadha Entertainment One Films co-production with Levantine Films, Bend It Films and Cornerstone Films
Seberg Benedict Andrews Amazon Studios (United States) and Universal Pictures (United Kingdom)co-production with Automatik Entertainment, Bradley Pilz Productions and Phreaker Films
The Informer Andrea Di Stefano Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with The Forest Road Company, Thunder Road Pictures, The Fyzz Facility and Endeavor Content
Triple Threat Jesse V. Johnson Aurora Alliance Films and Well Go USA Entertainmentco-production with Kungfuman Culture Media, Hamilton Entertainment, Arclight Films, FJ Media Group, Gamegoo Pictures, WWE Studios and TF1 Séries Films
A Score to Settle Shawn Ku RLJE Films co-production with Highland Film Group, GoldRush Entertainment, Mind's Eye Entertainment, Paragon Media Production and Saturn Films
The Burnt Orange Heresy Giuseppe Capotondi Sony Pictures Classics co-production with MJZ, Rumble Films, Wonderful Films and HanWay Films
Guns Akimbo Jason Lei Howden Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand), Altitude Film Distribution (United Kingdom) and Andrea Leone Films S. R. L. (Germany)co-production with Occupant Entertainment, Four Knights Film, Maze Pictures, Cutting Edge, The Electric Shadow Company, Umedia, WS Filmproduktion, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Hyperion Entertainment and New Zealand Film Commission


2020 Resistance Jonathan Jakubowicz IFC Films co-production with Bliss Media, Epicentral Studios, Neptune Features, Panteleon Films, Rocket Science and Vertical Media
Misbehaviour Philippa Lowthorpe 20th Century Studios co-production with Left Bank Pictures, Pathé, BBC Films and British Film Institute
Military Wives Peter Cattaneo Lionsgate co-production with Embankment Films, 42 and Tempo Productions
Inheritance Vaughn Stein Vertical Entertainment co-production with Southpaw Entertainment, Redline Entertainment and Highland Film Group
Endless Scott Speer Quiver Distribution co-production with Summerstorm Entertainment, Film House Germany, Thunder Road Films and Mind's Eye Entertainment
Unhinged Derrick Borte Solstice Studios co-production with Burek Films
The Vanished Peter Facinelli Saban Films co-production with The Exchange and SSS Entertainment
The World to Come Mona Fastvold Bleecker Street co-production with Killer Films, Sea Change Media, M.Y.R.A. Entertainment, Yellow Bear Films and Hype Film
The Duke Roger Michell Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with Pathé, Neon Films and Screen Yorkshire; will be released in the UK on February 25, 2022
Honest Thief Mark Williams Open Road Films and Briarcliff Entertainment co-production with The Solution Entertainment Group, Zero Gravity Management and Samuel Marshall Films
The Stand In Jamie Babbit Saban Films co-production with The Exchange, Flower Films, Polyphemus Productions and Wrigley Media Group
2021 SAS: Red Notice Magnus Martens Sky Cinema and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment co-production with silver Reel, Creativity Capital, Parabolic Pictures, Altitude Film Entertainment, The Electric Shadow Company, J3 Film Finance and Lipsync Productions
Voyagers Neil Burger Lionsgate Films co-production with AGC Studios, Thunder Road, Nota Bene Films, Fibonacci Films, Stillking Films and Freecss Films Limited
JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass Oliver Stone Altitude Film Distribution co-production with Ixtlan Productions and Pantagruel Productions
The Protégé Martin Campbell Lionsgate Films co-production with Millennium Media, Fourteen Films, I Road Productions and Campbell Grobman Films
2022 Call Jane Phyllis Nagy Roadside Attractions co-production with Protagonist Pictures, LB Entertainment, Redline Entertainment, FirstGen Content, Our Turn Productions, and RB Entertainment
Living Oliver Hermanus Lionsgate Films & Sony Pictures Classics co-production with Number 9 Films, Film4 Productions and British Film Institute
Crimes of the Future David Cronenberg Neon co-production with Argonauts Productions S.A, Serendipity Point Films, Davis Films, Telefilm Canada, CBC, Bell Media, Ekome and Natixis
Mr. Malcolm's List Emma Holly Jones Bleecker Street co-production with Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, Refinery29, Untitled Entertainment, Rebelle Media, Blinder Films and Holly Film Production
Joyride Emer Reynolds Vertigo Releasing co-production with Screen Ireland, Embankment Films, and Subotica Entertainment


2022 Allelujah Richard Eyre Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with Pathé and BBC Film
TBA Geechee DuBois Ashong STX Entertainment co-production with AGC Studios

Future projects

In 2018, Ingenious Media partnered with Solstice Studios to produce and distribute theatrical feature films. [1]

Tax avoidance case

In July 2014, Ingenious Media was investigated by HMRC for promoting tax avoidance schemes. [2] [3] In October 2014, HMRC sent "accelerated payment notices" to people who had invested with Ingenious Media, demanding payment of substantial amounts of tax. [4] The tax bill following his investment in the scheme was cited in the subsequent bankruptcy hearings of the former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland footballer, Steve Staunton. [5] In 2018, a group of more than 500 investors launched a civil case against Ingenious for making false representations [6] which Ingenious had always denied. Ingenious (specifically Ingenious Games LLP, Inside Track Productions LLP and Ingenious Film Partners 2 LLP) lost their appeal against HMRC's initial ruling in June 2019, with the Upper Tribunal ruling that "None of the LLPs were carrying on a trade. None of the LLPs were carrying on a trade with a view to profit." [7]

However, in August 2021 the Court of Appeal overturned the ruling of the Upper Tribunal in respect of Inside Track Productions LLP and Ingenious Film Partners 2 LLP on both the trading and with a view to profit issues. [8]

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