Knockout Production Services facilitate film and television in territories across the globe, helping producers tell new stories in an authentic way, reducing the risk of the unknown in foreign territories and specialising in advising international production companies on how to best combine governmental support (incentives, tax credits and logistics) with local production knowledge and locations.
From script review through to the final shot of your production, our process drives project success with creative, logistic and financial solutions; delivering the highest standards in the industry.
The starting point is always a thorough script review by both; one of our experienced producers and a region-specific location manager.
Following the script review, we present an initial location 'look book' from our extensive database which is accompanied by a financial overview.
Once you have selected a location, our experienced on-the-ground team ensures that your operational requirements are delivered, guiding you through local government processes.
We will arrange everything you need from an initial scout through to principle photography. Our contact network is one of the widest in the industry.
Knockout Production Services is founded on repeat business. The likes of FOX and Friday Filmworks are long-standingclients.
We do not mark-up vendors' costs as our production fee is completely transparent, which is why we welcome full production audits.
Founder & CEO
Having set up Knockout in December 2015, Kenton has been the driving force behind this global business. With far reaching and high-ranking professional contacts, Kenton has been able to ensure Knockout is able to deliver in some of the toughest territories on Earth.
Kenton has ensured Knockout helps producers to tell new stories in an authentic way, reduces the risk of the unknown in foreign territories and specialises in advising international production companies on how to best combine governmental support (incentives, tax credits and logistics) with local production knowledge and locations.
Exceptional business acumen, vast production experience and his strength in effectively and rapidly adapting to different work environments has been key to Kenton’s success. His C.V is beset with fantastic industry accolades – from becoming the youngest ever Director for LWT at the age of 20, through to being actively involved in the development of media related government policy including the 30% Abu Dhabi Production Rebate and the first freelancer visa in the Gulf region.
Kenton has gained international credits for projects such as Next Of Kin – Mammoth Pictures (ITV), The Grand Tour – Chump Productions (Amazon Prime), Bang Bang – Fox Star Studios (Indian Market), Baby – Friday Filmworks (Indian Market), Fast & Furious 7 - Universal Studios, Top Gear – BBC, X Factor Australia – Fremantle, Sky News Arabia HD – BskyB, Fox Movies & Series HD – News Corp International, News – CNN, FIFA Club World Cup – Endemol for FIFA.
Gabriel has worked in film production accounting for more than 15 years and through this lens he has developed a deep and broad knowledge of all aspects of the film making process. He has been involved in productions ranging from low budget feature films and quality television series, through to major studio pictures. Many of these projects have enjoyed the benefits of location specific film production incentives at state and national levels. He has gained extensive experience working on foreign and remote locations, in conventional studio situations, and on projects with large animation and CGI requirements. Increasingly he finds he is working with cast, crew and specialist technicians sourced from around the world to enhance and combine with local personnel and resources.
He recently produced his first feature film titled “Emu Runner”, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2018. His feature film credits include Oyster Farmer (2004), Happy Feet (2006), Redhill (2010), I Frankenstein (2014), Fury Road (2015) Lion (2016) and Peter Rabbit (2018).
Bilingual, resourceful and solution-oriented, Dean learnt his craft in production as a freelancer; working for many companies before joining Knockout. Dean has worked on Top Gear (BBC), Cake Boss (Discovery Channel) and Travel Show (BBC World) plus projects with National Geographic, History Channel and Fox. With a background in graphic design and advertising, Dean is creative and is passionate about producing positive PR for the Arab World. Dean’s experience in the Middle East is an asset to clients globally.
Line Producer and Company Director (Knockout Malaysia)
Having worked with numerous film directors (including Oliver Stone, Kamal Mustapha and Roland Jaffe to name a few) Zurina’s roles have included Production Manager, Line Producer, Producer and Executive Producer. Working on features and series such as Hoore! Hoore! (Astro Shaw), Sekelip Mata (Grand Brilliant), TRW The Movie (U2Media), Tulus Ikhlas (directed by Hafiz Ibhahim), Tombiruo (directed by Seth Larney) Marco Polo Season Two (Netflix) and ‘The Prey’ (Blumhouse Productions).
Knockout Production services Line Producer is the highly skilled and experienced Iliya Sotirov, based in Bulgaria. His long list of impressive production credits include Plebs (since 2013), Ultimate Warfare (2013), 5 Days of War (2011) and The Black Dahlia (2006). His skilled professionalism and ability to thrive within positions of responsibility has led meant that since 2000 Iliya has worked on over 40 films and been ‘Head of Production’ at Nu Boyana Studios.
Executive Producer - India. (F.C.A)
Specialising in Internal Audits and Business Advisory Services Harish is a prominent and well respected, with over 16 years experience in Financial Accountancy and Management. Harish’s forte lies in restructuring operations, fraud control and development of costing and budgeting models for complex diversified industries. He has a natural flair for constant innovation in the business intelligence systems offered by the company. Harish’s entrepreneurial acumen has helped maximise profitability and efficiency as the company rose to become a global entity.
Co-Director. Think Wild Media PR
With over 18 years of TV industry experience Jo has worked as a Producer, Production Manager, Script Writer and Interviewer for National Geographic, The Disney Channel, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, The Discovery Channel and CBeebies. Her credits include ‘Equinox: Wave that shook the World’ (Emmy & Grierson nominated), ‘Miracles and Multiples’ (Co-writer for Channel 4 which became National Geographic’s highest rated show and awarded the AA science award). Jo moved into PR and is committed to Social Media Management for her clients.
Co-Director. Think Wild Media PR
From ‘Senior Television Scheduler’ at M7 TV, Liz moved to BBC Wood Lane, working in Current Operations, before focusing on PR and writing. Having led the press department for Ellen Kent Opera and Ballet International, she worked her way up to ‘Deputy Executive Producer’ before leaving to start her own business. Working in writing and PR Liz now owns the digital magazine ‘In Maidstone’ and continues her successful PR and communications work promoting high end clients.