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.
Named by The Irish Post Business Year in Review as a "Game Changer" and one of the fifty influencers who made their mark in 2022, industry veteran, Carey, is a highly experienced Film & TV Entrepreneur, Executive Producer, Mentor & Lecturer in Film & TV. She also has 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 & TV UK and the Cricklewood based social inclusion charity Ashford Place. In 2022 she combined her industry experience with the work of Ashford Place and produced the inaugural SHOUT LONDON, the Ashford Place Mental Health Film & Arts Festival, which is now an annual event. She founded the female empowerment social enterprise, Wise Women. In addition, Carey Chairs The Business of Film, whose purpose is to bridge the gap between Academia and the Commercial World producing job ready graduates in the media industries. She is a Mentor for Screen Skills Ireland, WIFTV & Minding Creative Minds.
Dominique Murphy-de Neef
As Creative Director, Dominique leads on all global sales & 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, and SHOUT LONDON, The Ashford Place Mental Health Film & Arts Festival. She is a content creator, resident film maker and photographer for a number or organisations and is the Drum & Bass DJ known as Pinks.
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. Julie often works at the development stage of productions analysing the value of selling international television and video on demand rights globally. In addition to all of this, Julie is the Head of Membership for female empowering organisation, Wise Women, as well as heading operations at Irish Film & TV UK.
Ronald de Neef
Ronald has headed Film & TV business in London, Rome & Los Angeles for many decades. Ronald started his career in the heyday of Italian cinema and has worked with such iconic directors as Federico Fellini, Ettore Scola, Mauro Bolognini, Dario Argento, George Romero, Ken Russell and Luchino Visconti, to name a few. 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 and more. He is a seasoned Panellist and Guest Contributor at production events and international film meetings such as the Holland Film Meeting in Utrecht and MIA Rome. He also created and produced a Masterclass on the International Film Business for the Vigna del Mar Film Festival in Chile for several years. He is the Programmer for SHOUT LONDON, the Ashford Place film & Arts Festival. Fluent in English, French, Italian, Germany, Dutch & Danish, Ronald Executive Produces and oversees worldwide strategies for Silver Mountain Productions.
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 Communications and Peccadillo Pictures, David's track record is second to none. He is a non-executive Director of Irish Film UK, whose mission is to bring Irish film, TV, animation and culture to the UK, where he leads the Resource Committee.
Paul Gardner AM
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.
Emma’s feature film producing credits include The Martini Shot, starring Matthew Modine, Derek Jacobi, and John Cleese, Fishbowl City with IFTA winner Martin McCann, as well as Twiharder with Between the Line Productions (USA). In addition, her short film producing credits include awarding-winning The Clockmakers Dream and Skunky Dog.
Emma was the Production Manager of the 3D feature animation film Two by Two; Oops the Arts is Gone which was the highest grossing film at the Irish Box Office in 2015.
Based in Galway she was previously a successful actress in London and Los Angeles.
Production & Distribution Coordinator
As Production & Distribution Coordinator Reese assists the Management Team in all areas; development, productions, sales and marketing. Reese has a history of leading production for the UK’s leading independent wrestling companies and has had his work featured on FITE TV. Reese is an experienced social media manager and content creator, producing content for Anytime Fitness and multiple boutique businesses, with experience working with community interest companies. Currently in his final year of the University of Sunderland’s BA Film Production Course, Reese also holds a Theatre Arts Degree from East 15 Acting School and once toured the UK as “Prince Charming” in Cinderella, a credit he insisted we mention in his bio.
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