The Glassworks, Mill Bay, Folkestone CT20 1JG, UK


Violet Pictures is a Kent-based, distribution, programming, and production company. We represent a library of diverse films, including acclaimed titles such as Oscar-nominee Hoop Dreams, Goya-winner The Silence of Others, and Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project.

With our educational partners the Kent Film Foundation, Deal Film Club, Folkestone Harbour Company, Folkestone Fringe, Film Hub South East and South East Creatives we had the pleasure of training and developing the next generation of Kent-based filmmakers from 2018-2021 running a series of workshops and screenings.

We programme the popular monthly Doc Club at the Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse and deliver the Folkestone Documentary Festival which returns for its second edition from the 21-23 of October at the Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse and Silver Screen Cinema supported by the BFI, Folkestone Town Council and Creative Folkestone.

This year also marks the return to producing with the short documentary “Private View” which features artist Sadie Lee and writer Libro Levi Bridgeman, directed by Sarah Myland and produced by Jan Dunn and James Collie. a


James Collie – Co-founder

James is a graduate of Ravensbourne University and the National Film and Television School. His experience includes producing, programming and over ten years in distribution following his producing debut Beyond Biba: A Portrait of Barbara Hulanicki. From 2018-2020 he programmed the Folkestone Harbour Screen and he currently programmes the popular Doc Club at the Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse. He is the festival director of the Folkestone Documentary Festival with the aim of helping to build a film culture in the region. .

Jan Dunn – Co-founder

Jan is an award-winning director and screenwriter for her debut feature Gypo winning the BIFA for Best Production and a number of other awards. Writing commissions have included adapting the best-selling novels Year of Wonders for Creative England (BFI) and Sacred Country for CrossDay Productions. She is also the founder of the Kent Film Foundation a charity which uses a range of after-school film clubs to build confidence and aspirations in young people.