BUFF Originals is a Black British owned Film and TV development, production and distribution company, focusing on films with strong black leads in-front of and behind the camera. Our stories explore premium urban fables, fantasy and future through an unapologetic black lens. We welcome submissions from black writers and producers primarily of all genders and diverse distinctions. We also open our doors to non-black producers and writers who bring us projects with strong black leads and/or multi-ethnic worlds, reflecting the true diversity of our modern universe. All genres welcome.
From Q3 2021 onwards we will not be taking on any low budget film projects (with a budget lower than $7m).
We are not interested in black-centred trauma based narratives, senseless poverty and crime projects or white-saviour stories.
With no more than 10 projects in development we can focus on each project from concept to release. We aim to produce upto 4 films per year and 1 TV series with budgets of $7m+ unless we believe the project has a serious commercial potential. Our distribution strategy 150+ short and feature length festival films distributed, BUFF Originals is the evolution of BUFF festival which started in 2005 as an cinematic exhibitor and now aggregates globally via our VOD partners including Apple TV.