Tigerlily Films

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Tigerlily Films is a British film and television production company established in 2000, working in documentary, drama, feature films and branded content. Their feature film credits include The Market: A Tale of Trade (Winner of Best Film at Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival in 2008), She, A Chinese (winner of the Locarno Golden Leopard in 2009), Transit and Jadoo, and their documentaries include After the Apocalypse, Only When I Dance, Black Power Salute, 37 Uses For a Dead Sheep and Dolce Vita Africana. [1]

<i>The Market: A Tale of Trade</i> 2008 film by Ben Hopkins

The Market: A Tale of Trade is a 2008 international co-production drama film, written and directed by Ben Hopkins, starring Tayanç Ayaydın as a small-time blackmarket trader in a provincial town in Eastern Turkey tasked with procuring some valuable medicine. The film, which went on nationwide general release across Turkey on 27 October 2008, has won awards at film festivals in Locarno, Ghent and Antalya, where it was the first film directed by a foreigner to win an award in the national competition.

Transit is a 2005 television film made by MTV Europe and Tigerlily Films. It was the first TV movie made by MTV.

Only When I Dance is a 2009 documentary film directed by Beadie Finzi.


Tigerlily Films was established by co-managing directors Natasha Dack and Nikki Parrott, who first met when students at the Royal College of Art Film School. After producing many music videos, commercials, TV channel idents and short films through their sister company, UFO Films, Tigerlily Films was created to concentrate on documentaries and dramas. [2]

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In 2001, Tigerlily Films was awarded a slate deal with the UK Film Council. In 2006 Tigerlily was awarded a MEDIA slate deal for documentaries, which was renewed for a further slate in 2008.

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The company has produced several documentaries for BBC Four’s Storyville series, including Footprints, 37 Uses For a Dead Sheep and Dolce Vita Africana, a documentary about Malian photographer Malick Sidibe.

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Tigerlily also produces branded content, idents and commercials. Previous work includes Honda idents for Channel 4, Sci-Fi Channel idents, branded content films for Sony Creatology and for Rexona/Lotus F1.

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  1. "Home Page | Tigerlily". Tigerlilyfilms.com. Retrieved 2012-10-06.
  2. "About | Tigerlily". Tigerlilyfilms.com. Retrieved 2012-10-06.
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