Investing in Film

Why invest in film?

The finance arm of Peacock was founded on our passion to see great stories told. We want our investors to feel a part of the exciting and creative process behind our projects that more traditional investments simply cannot offer. Now more than ever there are sound financial reasons to consider film and television investment. Our team of independent industry professionals vets each project for creative quality and financial potential. Ian’s decades of financial experience, coupled with our being authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) through Prosper Capital LLP, ensures that our investments take full advantage of the UK (and global) taxation and other incentives that mitigate risk and make film and television investment an appealing option.

Film and television investment are historically resistant to the vagaries of the global economy even in a difficult financial climate. Returns are unrelated to equity, property and bond markets.

Film and television investment can be tax efficient for appropriate investors. Peacock is poised to take advantage of UK government incentives for UK tax payers including the EIS (Enterprise Investment Scheme,) which provides 30% tax relief over a three year investment in qualified projects.

The rapidly expanding universe of distribution platforms is increasing the potential for very long term returns as it is easier than it has ever been for a film or television project to find its audience. These outlets mean that a film doesn’t have to be a box-office success to deliver financial returns.

Our association with NKM Media allows us to offer a full service to our clients which includes reading scripts and providing a constructive script report if required.

Peacock can help you create a realistic shooting schedule and a comprehensive budget based on your film script. We can also work with you to develop a finance plan that should enable your project to receive funding. Please contact us for further information or visit:

Box-office receipts rose in six of the last seven recessions.

(James Surowiecki in The New Yorker, 2009)

Film based EIS schemes accounted for £200m in 2016.

(FT, 8 June 2017)

The estimated value of the on-demand market for film in the UK in 2015 was £499 million, an increase of 14% compared with 2014. The size of the market in 2015 was more than double that of 2012 and over seven times that of 2006.

(Source BFI Statistical Yearbook, 2016)

Investing in a private company may expose you to a significant risk of losing all the money that you have invested. You should not invest unless you have taken appropriate financial advice and before investing you should seek advice from an authorised person specialising in advising on investments of this kind.

Our projects are intended for HNWI, UHNWI and sophisticated investors seeking speculative and/or tax relief investments.