Magazine article Screen International

Financier Riverstone Inks Animation Slate Deal with 'Shrek' Producer John Williams

Magazine article Screen International

Financier Riverstone Inks Animation Slate Deal with 'Shrek' Producer John Williams

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Two initial projects on the slate are Goose Chase and The Silk Road Rally.

Deepak Nayar and Nik Bower’s London and LA-based financing outfit Riverstone Pictures has struck an agreement to fund an initial slate of six films from producer John Williams, whose credits include the Oscar-winning Shrek and its sequel Shrek 2.

Deepak Nayar, Nik Bower

The slate commences with two projects - GooseChase and The Silk Road Rally, both of which are written and will be directed by Charming director Ross Venokur.

Williams produced Charming and will produce the slate through his banner Vanguard Entertainment alongside Deepak Nayar’s Kintop Pictures. The films will be in the $15-20m budget range.

Goose Chase is an action-comedy set in the world of Mother Goose characters. It follows the worlds’ worst treasure hunters, Simple Simon and Wee Willy Winkie who embark on a mission to find the legendary golden eggs. The Silk Road Rally is a comedy with an international cast of characters who come together for a high-stakes, no holds barred car race in China. …

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