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Finelight Films

About Us

FineLight Films is an independent production company based in London and New York. Born from a collective vision of crafting exceptional quality and innovative content, we specialize in creating high-impact commercials, television, and feature films. Our founding members bring a wealth of diverse experiences spanning every facet of production.

Over the years, FineLight has built a robust portfolio, including numerous commercials, television projects, and acclaimed short and feature films. Our work has garnered international recognition and distribution, with notable success stories like "Baseline," featuring Dexter Fletcher, Jamie Foreman, and Gordon Alexander, distributed by Studio Canal Plus and sold in 16 different countries. Presently, FineLight is actively developing two feature films, a television pilot, and several commercials.

Dedicated to delivering cinematic excellence, we strive to produce projects that are both marketable and groundbreaking. Leveraging our expertise in storytelling, FineLight employs a unique approach to commercial development, infusing depth and dimension into narratives and characters.

The Team

The People of Finelight

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Freddie Connor

Director/Producer

freddie@finelightfilms.com

Freddie Connor graduated from the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, London. He is a multi-award winning film director, producer and screenwriter.

He directed the television pilot "Flattening the Curve," which won Best Pilot at the L.A. Webfest in 2023, the world's largest web festival. 

Freddie has directed global commercials such as London Blue, for Field of Gems Jewelry. It starred Hollywood actor Christian Oliver and international model Taylor Reynolds. Matt Brown: The Immortal commercial celebrates UFC legend Matt Brown's legacy. The Black Diamond Tavern commercial features former heavyweight boxing champion Buster Douglas.

He won the renowned “Award of Merit” as a director and producer for two years in a row at the Accolade Global Film Competition (2016 & 2017). MovieMaker Magazine named Accolade among “The Top 25 Festivals worth the entry fee!”

Freddie directed and produced the critically acclaimed drama “Heather’s Painting,” which won 30 major awards including “Best Picture” at the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival, 2017. 

Freddie was one of the main producers of the feature film “Baseline,” which sold to over 15 countries and was released by Studio Canal Plus in the UK. The London Insider selected “Baseline” as one of the top 5 films of the year, alongside “Inception.”

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Sheraiah Larcher

Sheraiah Larcher is a multi-award winning BAME actor, writer and film producer. He graduated from the renowned Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with a BA in Acting and has worked in theatre, television and the UK film industry. He now focuses on developing feature films and high-concept commercials, collaborating closely with clients and agencies.

In his final year at Central, Sheraiah was nominated for the prestigious Spotlight award for excellence on stage. Only 20 graduates from the UK are nominated each year and Sheraiah was a finalist! Since then, he has also worked in film as a producer, writer, casting assistant, and music consultant.

As an actor, Sheraiah's recent appearances include “Eastenders” and as a guest lead on the BBC's "Waterloo Road.”

In 2010-2012 Sheraiah co-produced the feature films “The Grind” and “Baseline” for which he was also nominated as a writer for Best Screenplay at the New York City International Film Festival and is one of the founding members of the independent film production company FineLight Films.

Sheraiah has a number of film projects currently set for release including “Joe” by the award-winning writer-director Hywel John, “Break” by the talented US actor-director Adeel Ahmed and “The Women Who Knocked on My Door” by female BAME director Khadifa Wong.

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Katherine Meyer

Executive Producer

katherine@finelightfilms.com

Katherine Meyer, professor emerita at The Ohio State University as well as senior administrator at both OSU and the National Science Foundation, has won recognition and awards for her scholarly writing, presentations and her undergraduate and graduate teaching.  

 

Dr. Meyer has also served on numerous university, professional, and community Advisory Boards; the latter includes Columbus Dance Theater and Ballet Met. She was involved in the process of making the award-winning feature "Baseline" (2012), which won Best Feature at the New York City International Film Festival. In 2017, Katherine served as Festival Coordinator for the Comedy Film Festival of America.

 

She has been a supporter of Finelight Films' Productions since its inception. She contributed to making award-winning films: "Luna Park" (2015), "Monday's"(2015), "Sipped"(2016), and "The Woman Who Knocked on my Door" (2017).

 

She is particularly proud of being the line producer for the critically acclaimed drama “Heather’s Painting" (2016), which has won 30 major awards.

 

In 2019, Katherine was one of the executive producers of New York political feature “Nectar”.

In 2024, she was Associate Producer of international jewelry commercial "London Blue".

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