About Phoenix Waters Productions

Phoenix Waters Productions is a Film and TV Production Company developing stories which engage, entertain, and galvanise audiences across the globe through immersive storytelling which sheds light on prescient issues to enact social change.

Formed in 2015, our aim is to tell high concept, high quality tales within various genres that challenge the current norm, developing stories which go beyond the limits of our imagination as well as tackle subjects close to home, and to accomplish our goals in a manner that is both cost-effective and efficient.

Our first feature, The Escort, a drama examining gender perception within society has already been shot and is due to hit the festival circuit later this year with further projects including road-trip thriller Night Ride, racial drama Identity and TV suspense series Thieves on our current slate.

To create immersive stories for Film and Television which engage, entertain, and galvanise audiences across the globe by shedding light on prescient issues that will enact social change.

Our aim is to tell high concept, high quality tales within various genres that challenge the current norm, developing stories which go beyond the limits of our imagination as well as tackle subjects close to home, and to accomplish our goals in a cost-efficient manner.

ENTERTAIN: Love movies with a passion and only tell stories that can ignite that spark. Never venture from the audience’s shoes.

BE BOLD: Never shy away from a great story no matter the subject, and have the courage to shed light on those that matter.

INNOVATE: When presenting a tale take the most interesting route. Treat the story as the star.

QUALITY: Aspire for perfection with the stories we tell and the way we tell them. Greatness is only our first milestone.

IMPACTFUL: Craft unforgettable tales that overwhelm audiences emotionally and spur social change meaningfully.

EFFICIENT: Make every penny show onscreen. Stretch every cent without ever sacrificing on quality.

STEWARDSHIP: Tell stories that can ignite positive change, and practice what we preach. Support local communities and be the role model that others may follow.

DIVERSITY: Represent our community at every level from the talent onscreen to the crew behind it, and the board who support our ventures.

About Bizhan Tong

Bizhan Tong is the founder and CEO of Phoenix Waters Productions. Earning a Maths degree at Manchester he became the youngest MBA student in the UK at 21 for which he graduated at the University of Liverpool with Distinction. Bizhan has been actively involved in film from a very young age, launching a DVD business at 14 while studying at Highgate and writing screenplays since the age of 12, his passion for the medium emerging at 5. He wrote, produced, and directed the short film Ticket, earned his first feature producing credit at 20 on the award-winning Fix starring Olivia Wilde, and most recently wrote, directed, and produced The Escort.

Bizhan has a background in finance and is also the founder of Phoenix Waters Ltd which owns an online dating platform.

He is a keen philanthropist and sits on the committee of Variety the Children’s Charity as well as the local advisory board of Career Ready helping children across the UK. He co-leads the gender diversity pillar at Barclays Wealth in which his remit has expanded to the Private Bank, and was part of the team which created the impact investing fund. Bizhan intends to use his background and expertise to fuse the analytical and creative in an effort to tell powerful stories for a global audience and craft meaningful social change in the process, while ensuring our fiscal responsibilities are met.

Images from The Escort

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