Silverprince Pictures is an award-winning independent arthouse production studio comprising the development and production of films, television and branded entertainment content for audiences around the world through groundbreaking and compelling untold stories.
Our philosophy of "Bringing The Art Out Of The Story” has empowered the company to be unique in its innovative approach to visual storytelling and a creative content creation hub. Headquartered in London, Silverprince Pictures was founded by Darius Shu in 2019. Through its connections in South East Asia, we also facilitate and coordinate production shoots between Asia and the UK. The company also hosts its dedicated streaming platform on Youtube to share the original content it produces.
We create content under the division of Films, Television, Music, and Branded Entertainment Commercials.
We are committed to producing films that involve visionary storytelling and integrating the elements of arthouse into conventional cinema. Combining exceptional talents with a focus on creating visually beautiful films with an uncompromising vision in production, we pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality content that will evoke emotions. We shine a light on untold stories, representing the underrepresented and raising awareness of social issues through a profound narrative to bring them to life on screen. We have shot and produced multiple award-winning films that have premiered at Oscar & BAFTA qualifying film festivals including the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival, LA Shorts International Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival, and HollyShorts Film Festival, and distributed on streaming platforms worldwide.
The fundamental core values of Silverprince Pictures has always been to champion, develop, and produce arthouse films & branded content that shine a light on untold stories and raise awareness of social matters through compelling narratives.
Our organisation continues to platform the under-represented, and be inclusive of all cultures, genders, races, abilities, ethnic groups, and communities by featuring and providing a voice to their stories, on-screen and behind the screen.
We are committed to translating this through our profound approach to visual storytelling, to be bold in our themes, and be inclusive of the regional participation and socioeconomic background of our talents and audiences in the United Kingdom. We are committed to working with the UK screen industries to continue adopting these standards across our slate of work and encouraging diversity, inclusion, equality, and opportunities in the workforce and content we produce.
Founder, Managing Director and Producer
Darius monitors and is fully involved in all production projects of the company.
All of Silverprince Pictures' projects have been critically acclaimed by many renowned publications and film critics and have obtained multiple awards from Oscar and BAFTA qualifying film festivals including Tribeca Film Festival and Rhode Island International Film Festival.
Darius’ vision for the company is to create visually beautiful poetic imagery and deliver a great social message in all of the company's work while providing a platform for under-represented talents, encouraging diversity and inclusion on all of Silverprince's produced content, on-screen and behind the screen.
He has either produced or shot all of the company’s output and oversees the company’s activities, strategy, and productions.
He has worked with artists such as Léa Seydoux, Lily James, Gemma Chan, Tia Kofi, The Vivienne, Omari Douglas, Billy Cullum, Kaya Scodelario, Big Zuu, and Dominic Cooper and has produced work that was featured in Netflix, L'Officiel, Attitude, Gay Times, Amazon Prime Video and Channel 4.
Darius is represented by Wizzo & Co as a director of photography.
Shiva is a diversity and inclusion consultant who works creatively with our development team of writers, producers, and directors to help diversify our content both on and off-screen, adopting the UK film diversity standards across all slates of work.
They are a semi-finalist on Britain’s Got Talent; competed on India’s and France’s Got Talent; participated in an exclusive Netflix short film ‘Peach Paradise’; creator of the film Queer Odelivered a TEDx talk; performed at Cannes Lions; has been featured by the likes of Google, Getty Images, Instagram, and Vogue and is also a speaker and consultant on inclusive LGBTQIA+ practices for corporate and non-profit organisations.
Shiva is represented by Curtis Brown as a writer/director.
Research and Development Executive
Anick develops content for the scripted and unscripted Film and TV division of Silverprince Pictures. He focuses on delivering diversity and inclusion through creativity on and off-screen.
He is able to create ideation and collaborate with producers, filmmakers, commissioners, and more to conduct in-depth research, analysis, and preparing for pitch.
Anick's work has been featured on BBC, Channel 4, Attitude, Buzzfeed and MTV.