The Team

Silver Mountain Distribution (SMP) is the Distribution division of Silver Mountain Productions providing a custom-made service for the hand-picked productions they distribute. Believing each and every production is unique, they create individual sales and marketing strategies for each title they distribute. Specialising in the Global Sales and Marketing of commercially driven Feature Films, TV movies, TV Drama and Creative Documentaries, SMP enjoys firm ties with broadcasters and distributors across all media platforms worldwide, allowing a unique flexibility to sell rights separately and maximise revenue in the long term.

Carey Fitzgerald

Managing Director

Regularly referred to as an industry veteran Carey is a highly experienced Film & TV Entrepreneur, Executive Producer, Mentor & Lecturer in Film & TV with a long history in all areas of production, distribution, advertising, financing & global sales and marketing. Over the years she has enjoyed Oscar Nominations and Festival Selections along with a very wide range of commercially successful TV commissions. She is the Chair of Irish Film London and CEO of female leadership brand Wise Women. Carey is regularly called upon as a Panellist or Visiting Lecturer on Film & TV at Domestic & International Festivals, Universities and Events.  In addition, Carey is Co-Chair of The Business of Film, whose purpose is to bridge the gap between Academia and the Commercial World to produce job ready graduates in the media industries. She is also Co-Chair of Ashford Place, the London based social inclusion Charity.

Dominique Murphy-de Neef

 Creative Director

As Creative Director of Silver Mountain Productions, Dominique leads on all global marketing and sources film makers and productions internationally for Silver Mountain to either co-produce, executive produce or distribute globally. She has a Master of Arts with Merit in Documentary Practice from the University of Creative Arts, Farnham. She won the Personal Narrative Award at the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival for her emotionally challenging documentary SANCTIONED. Dominique is also Head of Marketing for female empowering social enterprise, Wise Women, as well as being the content creator, resident film maker and photographer for a number or organisations in the UK.

Julie Delaney

Commercial Affairs

Julie has decades of experience and is a leading expert in Rights Management, Film and TV Sales, Pre-sales, Financing and Global Distribution. She has strong relationships with Broadcasters, Digital Platforms, Distributors and Content Creators in both the domestic and international marketplace. She also acquires rights across all genres and distribution platforms. Julie manages classic film catalogues for distribution to television and video on demand in selected territories and often works at the development stage of production analysing the value of selling international television and video on demand rights. In addition to all of this, Julie is the Head of Sales for female empowering and leadership organisation, Wise Women.

Ronald de Neef

Executive Producer

Ronald has headed Film & TV business in London, Rome & Los Angeles for many decades. Having started his career in the heyday of Italian cinema in the 1970's and having worked with such iconic directors as Federico Fellini, Ettore Scola, Mauro Bolognini, Dario Argento, George Romero, Ken Russell and Luchino Viscontito to name a few. With an eye for and ways of supporting new talent, he nurtured the international early careers of many now famous directors film makers. He was one of the founder members of the American Film Market and over the years has enjoyed Oscar nominations and A list film festival selections in Cannes,Berlin, Venice, etc. He is a seasoned Panellist and Guest Contributor at production events and international film meetings such as the Holland Film Meeting in Utrecht, the Galway Film Fleadh and MIA Rome amongst others. He also created and produced a Masterclass on the International Film Business for the Vigna del Mar Film Festival in Chile for several years. Fluent in English, French, Italian, Germany, Dutch & Danish, he Executive Produces and oversees worldwide strategies for Silver Mountain Productions.

Maureen Diaz

Sales & Acquisitions Executive, Latin America & Miami Fl.

Maureen is an experienced Production Executive - based in Miami, and Valparaíso, Chile - with extensive industry knowledge and contacts in all LATAM territories. Skilled at identifying and developing strategic initiatives towards content creation and business development. She has worked in productions for the Discovery Channel, ITN-Channel 4 UK, and  BBC. B.A Film and TV,  and a Master of Arts in Strategic Communications, PUCV. Native Fluency in English & Spanish.

Paul Gardner AM

Representative Australia

With a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) degree and a Certificate of Securities, Paul worked with leading advertising agency, Grey Group Australia and N.Z. from 1992 until 2012, the last thirteen as Chairman. He also sat on the Asia Pacific Regional Board. He currently runs his own consulting practice (pgardner.com.au pty ltd) which specialises in branding and marketing communications as well as senior mentoring and green field start-ups in Australia and overseas.                                                  

He is the Chairman of Sales & Media.com, an investor in a number of start-ups, a Director of ICEE Folding Boxes, a Director of Foundation for a Smoke-free World (based in NY) and on the Advisory Board for BuildXACT.  Paul was a founding Director of Business 4 Millennium Development,  Chairman of the Melbourne Football Club, Chairman of the Malthouse Theatre, and President of spirits company ASM Liquor (based in NY).  

For two years he broadcast a segment on Media, Marketing & Advertising on The Steve Price TV Show across 50 stations and launched his own podcast network (www.pgpodcast.com) returning to television as regular guest of Politics HQ, broadcast Friday evenings on SKY News.  

A Sensei (Master) in kyokushin karate, in 2008 in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia.

Piers Nightingale

Production Consultant

Passionately engaged in Film and TV acquisitions for 17 years, Piers Nightingale has his ear against the heartbeat of development and production. He is called upon as an expert by some of the world's leading Film Schools and festivals, including NFTS, Met Film School and ScripTeast Poland.

David Clark

Management Accountant

Highly experienced as a Management Accountant, David has specialised in royalty accounting for film, television and music companies over many years. With clients ranging from the UK's Sky TV, to independent distribution companies such as Eureka Video, Miracle Films and Peccadillo Pictures, David's track record is second to none.

Testimonials

It has been delightful working with SMP. I have found them to be honest, trustworthy, professional, highly experienced, motivated & they know what they are doing. Sales Agents don't often offer near the level of transparency that SMP do in a very challenging landscape for film sales. They are stalwarts that don’t give up the fight until they have done the best for your film. I recommend their services to any producer.
Rebecca Long, Producer, KAT AND THE BAND, Boudica Entertainment

We have been consistently impressed with Silver Mountains commitment to our feature documentary and their communication with us on planning and strategy. They have created a sense that we are working in partnership and we hope that we will be able to work with them on further projects.
Dave Evans, Producer/Director, MY GRANDFATHER THE SPY

It has been 25 years since Carey & Ronald handled distribution for my feature, MIAMI MODELS. Their savvy marketing and dedication to generating sales is legendary. The best thing for me, as an American filmmaker, is that they know EVERYONE in the foreign markets; in terms of festivals and buyers, who speak of their sterling reputation. For us, the bottom line is always results, and they deliver! I look forward to continue working with them at Silver Mountain Productions.
Paul Madden, Director, THE BLACK DUCK INCIDENT, Madden Media

We would like to thank SMP for the loyal and thoughtful partnership - working side by side with you has been amazing to date and we feel blessed for having this opportunity.
Patrick de Jongh & Cibele Amaral, Producer & Director WHY WON'T YOU CRY?

We are delighted to be working with Silver Mountain Productions and for our film to be in the hands of knowledgeable and experienced people such as Carey and Ronald. There is always fantastic communication between us and everyone at Silver Mountain is really open to collaborate and help us on the way, ensuring our film is looked after in the global market. Our experience with Silver Mountain has been amazing and we highly recommend them.
Chiara Viale and Philip Kidd, The New Music