Jeva Films was launched in 2008 by Cassandra Sigsgaard and since its inception has produced a diverse catalogue of films, in collaboration with established and emerging talent.
Cassandra has just produced the feature documentary INDIA IN A DAY for Scott Free Films, directed by Richie Mehta, which had its International Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September this year. The film has been released theatrically in India, and following further festival appearances, will be released on Youtube next year.
She previously produced the feature debut from the Blaine brothers, NINA FOREVER, which has been hailed as “strikingly original” by Screen International, and by Total Film as “a startling debut, as affecting as it is daring”. It premiered at SXSW in 2015 and has gone on to screen at film festivals all over the world, winning Total Film’s Best Film award at Frightfest Film Festival London, and the BIFA for Most Promising Newcomer for its star, Abigail Hardingham. It was released in the UK and Ireland by Studiocanal in February 2016, and at the same time in the US by Epic Pictures.
She is currently packaging two films by Screen International Star of Tomorrow writer Joy Wilkinson, and financing a new film written and to be directed by Richie Mehta. On her development slate is the next original feature from the Blaine brothers, a new feature from Sasha Hails, and the comedy, I’LL SEE MYSELF OUT, by Molly Naylor and Nathan Filer, being developed with support from Creative England.
Alongside producing, Cassandra has established a successful practice in film clearances and product placement. Please click through to find out more here.
Cassandra is Chair of Women in Film and Television, and a voting member of BAFTA.
Katie Hodgkin works across development and production.
Prior to Jeva Films, Katie free-lanced in production for several years, working her way through the ranks on both acclaimed indie films (“Nina Forever”, “Snow In Paradise”) and multi-million pound features (“Les Miserables”, “Maleficent”). Most recently she line produced the feature films “Social Suicide”, due for release later this year, and the documentary “The Banksy Job” for Pulse Films / Ipso Facto Productions, which premiered at Tribeca 2016.
As well as feature films, Katie worked at Saatchi & Saatchi for companies and charities including Toyota, Iams, Direct Line, EE and Plan International. She has also done a stint in the clearances department on Working Title films such as “The World’s End” and “About Time”.
Katie graduated from Central Film School London in 2011, winning "Filmmaker of the Year” upon completion.