Passionate about producing high-quality and entertaining genre film and television for the international market place and global audiences, MISFITS ENTERTAINMENT (Misfits) Ltd., is a London based production company. Established in 2016, the company is run by dynamic and creative partnership - award winning Director and Producer, Ian Bonhôte and seasoned Producer Andee Ryder.
With over 20 years of combined experience running successful production companies (Ian co-founded Pulse Films and Andee founded Elephant Gun Films) their collective credits include highly successful feature films ALLEYCATS, VIKING DESTINY and MCQUEEN (BAFTA nominated for Outstanding British Film and Best Documentary).
ANDEE RYDER (Producer/Co-Managing Director) Andee’s (Dee) most recent film MCQUEEN is a powerful feature doc on Alexander McQueen. The film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2018. It was released in the UK by Lionsgate and the US by Bleecker Street. McQueen’s box office performance in the UK is set to be the biggest documentary release of 2018 and is the most successful fashion doc in the UK of all time. In the U.S. McQueen has opened to rave reviews. Box office numbers in the early stages are very encouraging. McQueen has a 100% critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Previously to this Dee had accumulated extensive experience within the TV and film industry working on major Hollywood blockbusters, feature documentaries and multi returning documentaries series aired on NAT GEO, DISCOVERY CHANNEL, HISTORY CHANNEL, PBS to name but a few. She also produced countless music videos, commercials and boasts a significant amount of experience as a VFX producer.
Combining all this experience working for other production companies in 2016 Andee decided to set up her own and co-founded MISFITS ENTERTAINMENT (Misfits) Ltd. alongside director/producing partner, Ian Bonhôte with the aim to produce outstanding long form content for the global market place.
Her third feature VIKING DESTINY, an action/adventure film starring Terrence Stamp is due to distributed in the U.S. by Saban Films in October 2018. Andee’s debut feature ALLEYCATS, made for just $900k, was distributed internationally by Universal pictures in over 25 territories and by Filmmode in the US/Canada.
Andee is a filmmaker first and foremost. To produce the best creative work, she believes in close working relationships and solid foundations.
IAN BONHÔTE (Producer, Director) Ian is the director/producer of MCQUEEN, a feature documentary on the life of Alexander McQueen. The film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2018. It was released in the UK by Lionsgate and the US by Bleecker Street. McQUEEN’s box office performance in the UK is set to be the biggest documentary release of 2018 and is the most successful fashion doc in the UK of all time. In the U.S. McQUEEN has opened to rave reviews. Box office numbers in the early stages are very encouraging. McQueen has a 100% critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
In 2005, Ian co-founded the production company PULSE FILMS alongside fellow producers Thomas Benski and Marisa Clifford. Pulse Films recently co-produced the "THE WITCH” and “AMERICAN HONEY” (2016 Jury Prize Cannes Winner). The company is now a part of the VICE MEDIA GROUP.
As a director Ian created international campaigns for clients such as Puma, Nike and Pepsi. He gained extensive experience working with entertainment and sports celebrities including Lionel Messi, David Luis and Tiger Woods. Ian also directed videos for musicians such as Mumford & Sons, Jamie Cullum and Tom Jones, as well as for fashion designers Matthew Williamson and Hussein Chalayan. Ian also directed a short film starring the fashion model Lily Cole that explores her ideas of perfection.
Ian’s film “Though Shall Not Kill” was selected in the 2014 Special Selection at the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival. Short film “La Lucha” was selected for the Miami Fashion Film Festival, The Brussels International Fashion Film Festival, The Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival as well as the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival for the third time.
After completing his first directed feature film, ALLETCATS Ian set up his latest production company MISFITS ENTERTAINMENT (Misfits) Ltd. in 2017 alongside producing partner Andee Ryder. Alleycats was distributed worldwide by Universal Studios and by Filmmode in the US/CANADA.
Misfits have on release later in 2018, OF GODS AND WARRIORS. An action/adventure film directed by David LG Hughes, produced by Ian Bonhôte & Andee Ryder and starring Terrence Stamp.