Fable Pictures
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About

Direct yet conceptual. Provocative and engaging. Design & illustration for brands, publications, and people.

 

 

Fable Pictures was born out of a passion for storytelling. We champion the very best talent in film and television, to tell stories that are thrilling, soulful and thought-provoking. In 2016 Sony Pictures Television took a minority stake in our company.

 
 

 
 

Faye Ward
Creative Director

Faye founded Fable Pictures in 2016, after the success of her 2015 release, Suffragette, starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep, written by BAFTA and Emmy award-winning Abi Morgan and directed by BAFTA-winning Sarah Gavron, for Film4 and Focus Features.  Before founding Fable, Faye was also part of the producing team for Left Bank Pictures’ The Crown series I, starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith, written by Peter Morgan.

Under the Fable banner, Faye has produced Stan & Ollie, starring John C Reilly and Steve Coogan, written by Academy Award nominated and BAFTA-winning Jeff Pope (Philomena, Little Boy Blue) and directed by Jon S. Baird (Filth) for eOne and BBC Films, and Wild Rose starring Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters and Sophie Okenedo, written by BAFTA-winning Nicole Taylor (Three Girls) and directed by BAFTA-nominated Tom Harper (War & Peace, Peaky Blinders) for eOne, BFI, Creative Scotland and Film4. Both films are due to be released in early 2019.

Faye is part of the producing team on Girl Untitled (currently in production), the latest film in her long-standing collaboration with director Sarah Gavron. Written by award-winning playwright Theresa Ikoko and Claire Wilson (The Little Drummer Girl) for BFI, Film4 and Altitude, the film features a cast of dynamic, newly-discovered, first-time acting talent. 

Faye previously spent many years at Ruby Film & Television alongside Alison Owen, where she worked across the slate, producing the BBC’s Golden Globe nominated TV series Dancing on the Edge, written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Jacqueline Bisset, as well as the BBC One adaptation of Nigel Slater’s memoir Toast starring Helena Bonham Carter and Freddie Highmore, written by award-winning Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, War Horse) and directed by S.J. Clarkson (Collateral, Jessica Jones). Here Faye was also part of the producing team on Brick Lane, starring Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik and Christopher Simpson; the first film of many with Sarah Gavron and writer Abi Morgan.

Amongst her other producing credits while at Ruby are Cary Fukunaga’s Jane Eyre, starring Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska and written by Moira Buffini, for Focus Features and BBC Films; Double Lesson starring Phil Davis, written by George Kay, for Channel 4; Stephen Frear’s Tamara Drewe, starring Gemma Arterton and written by Moira Buffini;The Other Boleyn Girl, starring Natalie Portmann and Scarlet Johansson, written by Peter Morgan, and directed by Justin Chadwick; Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Five Minutes of Heaven, starring Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt, written by Guy Hibbert; and the multi-award-winning BBC One adaptation of Andrea Levy’s novel Small Island, starring Naomie Harris, David Oyelowo, Ruth Wilson, Benedict Cumberbatch and Ashley Walters, written by Sarah Williams and Paula Milne, and directed by John Alexander.

 
 

 
 

Hannah Farrell
Head of Film & TV


Hannah Farrell joined Fable as Creative Partner in 2018. Hannah began her career in development in 2000 when she joined Working Title Films as a Development Assistant working on films such as Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz (directed by Edgar Wright, starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost). 

Several years later, Hannah joined Ruby Films as Head of Development where she built a slate of projects under their first-look deal with Film4 and Miramax. She worked across a number of projects including Chatroom, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Imogen Poots (directed by Hideo Nakata, written by Enda Walsh); Stephen Frears’ Tamara Drewe starring Gemma Arterton, written by Moira Buffini; Cary Fukunaga’s Jane Eyre starring Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska, written by Moira Buffini; Saving Mr Banks starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson (directed by John Lee Hancock, written by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith); and Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette with Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter, and written by Abi Morgan. She also developed SJ Clarkson's Toast, starring Freddie Highmore and Helena Bonham Carter, written by Lee Hall, and Case Histories for BBC One, starring Jason Isaacs, Amanda Abbington and Zawe Ashton. 

In 2015 Hannah joined Origin Pictures, where she headed up both the TV and Film division, overseeing development of projects including BBC1’s hit show The Woman in White (starring Jessie Buckley, Olivia Vinall and Dougray Scott, written by Wilkie Collins and Fiona Seres, and directed by Carl Tibbetts) and a 4-part miniseries Catherine the Great starring Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke, written by Nigel Williams (Elizabeth I) and directed by Philip Martin (The Crown, Mo, Prime Suspect), for Sky and HBO (in production in 2018).

 
 

 
 

Hannah Price
Head of Development 

Hannah has been part of the Fable Pictures team since the founding of the company. Prior to Fable, Hannah worked as a Development Assistant at Film4 and then with the acclaimed BAFTA-nominated director Yann Demange (Top Boy, 71, White Boy Rick). As a freelance script and book reader she has worked for Studio Canal, Pinewood Pictures, Eleven Film and the Channel 4 Screenwriting Competition. She previously assisted producer Rosa Bosch for 5 years across a range of documentaries and video art projects and on the festival launch of a number of feature films including Alice Rohrwacher’s debut Corpo Celeste in Directors' Fortnight at Cannes. She has produced a handful of drama and documentary shorts that have screened at Raindance, the London Short Film Festival and Underwire Film Festival.

Clark Crewe
Assistant Producer

Having joined Fable Pictures at its conception, Clark oversees all film and TV productions, business affairs and operational functions of the company. Recent projects include Stan and Ollie and Wild Rose which have their world premieres at London and Toronto Film Festival respectively, and Sarah Gavron’s Girl Untitled, currently shooting in the UK. During five years of freelance production prior to joining Fable, he worked across a diverse range of films including Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl, starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, Our Kind Of Traitor (starring Stellan Skarsgård and Naomie Harris, written by Hossein Amini, directed by Susanna White), and Baltasar Kormákur’s Everest (starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, and Naoko Mori, written by Simon Beaufoy and William Nicholson).

 
 

 
 

Sabina Smitham
Development Executive

Sabina joined Fable in February 2018 after freelancing in development for companies including Kudos, Working Title TV and Mammoth Screen. Previously, Sabina was a Richard Attenborough Scholar at the National Film & Television School where she completed an MA in Producing. She has produced several festival-selected short films, and her film Dead Birds, starring Tara Fitzgerald, Shannon Tarbet and Luke Newberry, was chosen as a finalist in the Student Academy Awards. Sabina has previously worked for FremantleMedia, Endemol Shine Group and VICE Media as a Creative Producer in factual, branded content and online video, and has been named a Broadcast Hotshot by Broadcast Magazine.

Anu Henriques
Development and Production Assistant

Anu joined Fable in January 2017 and works as a production and development assistant across the slate. Anu became Sarah Gavron’s assistant on Girl Untitled, working closely alongside her throughout the development and production process. Alongside her work at Fable, she runs a London-based multimedia platform, Skin Deep, which works with new artistic talent to amplify discussions of race, culture and politics through print, film and live events.