WHO WE ARE
AI Film is an independent film finance and executive production company headquartered in London. Established in 2013, we work with exciting international filmmakers and production partners to help make quality commercial cinema. Our team are highly experienced across financing, sales and distribution with a flexible approach to production finance.
AI Film’s past projects include the Golden Globe, Oscar and BAFTA winning biopic I, Tonya starring Margot Robbie and Allison Janey, Bart Layton’s crime drama American Animals as well as Mel Gibson’s Academy Award winning Hacksaw Ridge, Martin Scorsese’s historical drama, Silence, Lee Daniels’ The Butler and Mr Holmes starring Ian McKellen. AI Film’s most recent production of Nic Cage’s “Pig” was recently picked up by Neon for North America.
Current projects include Tetris: The Movie, starring Golden Globe Award winner Taron Egerton (Rocketman, Kingsman franchise) and directed by Jon S. Baird (Stan & Ollie, Filth). Tetris is a co-production with AI Film’s sister company in Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries Group, Unigram.
AI Film appointed Amanda Ghost as its CEO in 2019. Ghost, a three-time Ivor Novello Award winner, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated singer/songwriter and former President of Epic Records, is founder/CEO of Unigram, a company she formed in 2015 with Gregor Cameron. In bringing AI Film and Unigram closer together, Ghost’s role sees her working with AI Film’s Vince Holden to collaborate with the world’s most exciting, elite filmmakers and production partners to deliver quality commercial film.
Amanda GhostAI Film chairwoman Amanda Ghost is a three-time Ivor Novello Award winner, a Golden Globe nominee, and has been nominated for six Grammy Awards. As a songwriter and producer, she has created multi-platinum hits for artists including Beyoncé, Shakira, John Legend and James Blunt. Amanda has written and produced theme songs and musical content for major networks including the BBC, Channel Four and NBC, and her original songs have been used in countless TV and film productions. ‘Once in a Lifetime’, her title track to Beyoncé’s film Cadillac Records, was nominated for ‘Best Song Written for a Motion Picture’ at the Golden Globes; and in 2013 she collaborated with Florence + The Machine on the worldwide trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby.Formerly president of Sony Epic Records and CEO of her own record label ‘Outsiders’ (a joint venture with The Universal Music Group), Amanda currently serves on the board of Deezer, a global music DSP and Amuse, a digital music distribution service. Amanda is a founding partner of sister company in Access Industries Group Unigram Media Ltd.
Vince HoldenVince Holden has 20 years of experience in financing independent feature films and TV. He began his career in film as a Finance Director for a major film media banking group. In 1998 he joined Company Television & Company Films as Head of Finance. In September 2000 he was appointed Head of Finance for the UK Film Council, where he championed a team of seven industry professionals, responsible for all financial aspects of the Council’s projects – distribution, development investments, export and sales strategy for the government’s 1200-strong library of British films. With many years’ experience negotiating and closing film and TV finance transactions, collecting revenues on equity investments and debt financing deals in excess of £800m, Vince joined Icon Entertainment in April 2011 as Finance Director. In February of 2012 he set up AI Film to invest in, and produce feature films on behalf of Icon’s principal shareholder, closing three major deals in the company’s first year of operation. He continues to manage and run the AI Film Group of companies and its financial interests.