Rainmaker Content confirmed a first look deal with Caroline Roberts-Cherry and Sally Lindsay’s award-winning, multi-genre production company, Saffron Cherry Productions.
The exclusive deal, brokered by Rainmaker Content, will allow a first look at all new scripted drama from Saffron Cherry.
Based in Manchester, Saffron Cherry produces dynamic, award-winning television, cinematic film and digital short-form content across scripted and non-scripted genres, actively promoting creativity rooted in the North West which has global appeal.
Recent hits from Saffron Cherry Productions include The Madame Blanc Mysteries starring Sally Lindsay and Steve Edge, a six-part mystery drama commissioned for Channel 5 and Acorn TV and co-produced by Clapperboard and Saffron Cherry Productions, created and written by Sally Lindsay and co-written by Sue Vincent.
Other titles from Saffron Cherry Productions include the cinematic film of Talawa Theatre Company and the Royal Exchange Theatre's King Lear, with a black-led cast starring Don Warrington. Factual titles include Noël Coward by Julian Clary for Sky Arts, which was nominated for the inaugural Diversify TV Awards at MipCom, and the O2 Media Award winning Emmeline Pankhurst: The Making of a Militant, presented by Sally Lindsay for the BBC. Saffron Cherry has also had lockdown success with its children’s shows made in 20/21, both The World According to Grandpa, made for Channel 5's Milkshake! and The Wonton Warrior, a drama made for CBBC, have been RTS nominated.
Working with major broadcasters in the UK and internationally across all platforms, the creative team behind Saffron Cherry Productions includes Grierson Award-winning director and BAFTA winning producer Caroline Roberts-Cherry – Founder and Managing Director, actor, presenter and writer Sally Lindsay – Creative Director, and Technical Director of Operations Martin Riley.