Thursday, 25 February 2016
Simon West resigns for Salty Ltd - which raised 2.3m on Syndicate Room.
Back in the Spring of 2015, Simon West, the film director behind blockbusters like Tomb Raider and ConAir, raised £2.3m in equity crowdfunding on the ECf platform, Syndicate Room. This was to make a new film entitled Salty.
The vehicle used to raise this money and to make the film was called Salty Ltd - a company where West was one of the directors and a shareholder. Their website has gone a little cold - latest news dated in the summer of 2015 - http://www.saltymovie.com/index.html No news on the web about the film that we could find and certainly no film.
Syndicate Room described the set up - The company Salty Film Ltd will coordinate the production of Salty with West at the helm as lead director/producer.
What is interesting is the fact that West resigned from Salty Ltd on the 18th January this year and incorporated a new company a few days later, called Simon West Films Ltd. He is this company's sole shareholder and sole director.
The film has a signed deal with Carnaby for distribution and West had brought his production team from ConAir and Tomb Raider.
We have asked for some clarification on what this means for the film, if anything but have, as yet, had no response. It does seem slightly odd that the central figure in all of this, the famous director, is no longer part of the project that 145 film enthusiasts put £2.3m into, less than a year ago.
This was originally billed as an adventure comedy, we hope it isnt going to turn into a disaster movie.