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‘The Long Goodbye’ producer Somsuch has launched the feature film division

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Somesuch, the company behind Riz Ahmed’s Oscar-winning live-action short “The Long Goodbye,” is launching a feature film division, diversity Can publish exclusively.

The new division, which will focus on film development and production, will be headed by BAFTA-winning producer Scott O’Donnell (“Surge,” “Home”).

Among the first feature-length productions they are working on is Leo Lei’s “Sweet Sue,” backed by BBC Films and repped by sales agent Hanway.

Features on the slate are Leigh’s yet-to-be-announced sophomore project and experimental filmmaker Beatrice Gibson’s feature debut, both currently in development with BBC Films.

Somesuch was founded in 2010 by Sally Campbell and Tim Nash and has offices in London and LA.

The company began life creating short films, music videos, branded content and commercials, for which it has collected Oscars, BAFTAs and BIFAs for work including “The Long Goodbye”, directed by Anil Karia and starring Ahmed, and “Home” by Daniel Mulloy. Somesuch produced Crystal Mosel’s feature documentary “Sophia” for Showtime.

The company has won third place at the Palme d’Or at Cannes Lions three times in the past four years.

In addition to producing, Somesuch represents a list of directors including Lynne Ramsey, Raine Allen-Miller and Tom Hardiman.

“Having produced award-winning narrative work over the past twelve years, the time seemed right to continue Somesuch’s expansion into feature films,” said company co-founder Nash. “We will continue to do what we do best – bringing the world fresh and unconventional stories from the most exciting new filmmaking talent.”

Scott O’Donnell added: “Somesuch has achieved tremendous success with its short form output over the past ten years, developing and championing directors with strong and compelling voices. Applying this same approach to feature films, we aim to showcase new talent in the industry through films that offer unique and original perspectives.”

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