Bonafide Films has been selected by Creative England as one of the Top 50 creative businesses or individuals in the UK. The fledgling TV drama and film indie has made the Top 50 list in the inaugural CE50 report, devised by Creative England to identify and celebrate businesses or individuals from across England who have contributed and innovated within the creative economy.

Caroline Norbury MBE, CEO of Creative England, said: “Creative talent and the opportunity for economic growth can be found across the country, not just in London and the South-East.The successes of the CE50, from Newcastle to Plymouth, are proof that the creative economy is where long term prosperity lies”The judges included Nicola Mendelsohn, Vice president of Facebook EMEA and Rory Cellan Jones, technology correspondent at the BBC.Margery Bone, managing director and founder of Bonafide Films, said: “We are delighted to have been picked by Creative England as one of their Top 50. It is an honour to have our work and progress acknowledged in this way. With offices in both the North East and London we are seeking to grow and develop the very best creative TV and Film talent and are so pleased that Creative England are shining a spotlight on the creative, entrepreneurial brilliance of England in this way.”

About Bonafide Films: Bonafide Films is a dynamic and rapidly growing, independent TV drama and film production company based in London and Newcastle. Founded in December 2010 by MD Margery Bone, the company is run by Bone and Creative Director Elwen Rowlands. Bonafide Films seeks to work with the best, most distinct, talent and find the strongest ideas, bringing brilliant drama to screens big and small. They pride themselves on close collaboration with Britain’s foremost writers and directors alongside nurturing emerging talent. Bonafide Films’ most recent project was comedy-drama Undercover for UKTV Dave. Previously, they produced crime serial Talking to the Dead, written by Emmy Award-winning writer Gwyneth Hughes and Nosferatu in Love, written and directed by BAFTA-winning writer Peter Straughan. They are currently developing a six-part drama for BBC One, written by the BAFTA-winning Peter Moffat.