Co-founded by partners Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler in 2011, Maven Pictures is a motion picture development, production, and financing company.
Celine Rattray has over thirty independent films under her belt as a producer, including thirteen Sundance Film Festival selections, eleven Toronto Film Festival selections and one Berlin International Film Festival selection. She won a Golden Globe and received an Oscar nomination for Lisa Choldenko's 2010 Oscar-nominated hit film The Kids Are All Right, starring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo. Prior to producing film, Ms. Rattray was the Director of Marketing and Business Development for HBO. Rattray graduated with a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from Oxford University. She currently serves on the Board of BAFTA New York.
Trudie Styler is an award-winning and prolific film producer, director, environmentalist, human rights activist and UNICEF Ambassador. Ms. Styler's film credits include the documentaries Boys from Brazil, Moving the Mountain, The Sweatbox (which she co-directed), and A Kind of Childhood. Ms. Styler was integral in discovering Guy Ritchie and executive produced his first two films - Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. Recently, Ms. Styler again showed her skill for recognizing new talent by producing Duncan Jones's feature film debut, Moon. Widely acclaimed critically as well as a commercial success, Moon earned a BAFTA Award for Duncan Jones and a BAFTA nomination for Ms. Styler.
Development and Production Executive
Charlotte Ubben grew up in San Francisco. She performed with the American Conservatory Theater’s Young Conservatory, which is where she found her love for performing. Charlotte attended Northwestern University for two years where she studied vocal performance. But she left the cold for Malibu and received her BA in theater with a minor in music from Pepperdine University. Charlotte joined the Maven team in 2014. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three dogs. She continues to act and also works in conjunction with RBF Productions. She can be seen in Maven’s upcoming films: Wilding and Freak Show. Other acting credits include Love and Honor, Tallulah, and Criminal Minds.
Senior Vice President of Development
Hardy Justice is Senior Vice President of Maven Pictures, where he heads up development for the company. The company's films include Golden Globe-winning The Kids Are All right. He co-produced the Gotham and Spirit Award-nominated film Bernie (Richard Linklater directed and Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine starred) and the Kristen Wiig and Annette Bening comedy Girl Most Likely. Prior to Maven, he headed up the New York development office at Scott Rudin Productions, where he worked on such films as Nora Ephron's Julie and Julia, Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox, Nancy Meyer's It's Complicated, David Fincher's The Social Network, and Noah Baumbach's Greenberg. Prior to SRP, he worked at Tribeca Productions.
Director of Production and Development
Jenny is Maven's Director of Production and Development, and has worked on films including The Kids Are All Right, The Whistleblower, Bernie, Still Alice, Freak Show and American Honey. Jenny is always on the lookout for distinctive stories with strong female characters. A graduate of Northwestern and Emerson, where she received a 2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Grant, she is an Athena List winner, an Our Stories Emerging Writer Award winner, a Pushcart Prize nominee, a Sloane Grantee, and her story collection was a finalist for the 2015 St. Lawrence Book Prize. Jenny lives in Brooklyn where she is the owner of a turtle, and is a devotee of kettle corn, used books, and VHS.
Coordinator, Development and Production
David currently serves as the Coordinator of Development and Production. Since earning his degree in Political Science from Columbia University, David has proudly joined the Maven team on its banner year - assisting with production on Maven's forthcoming projects, Freak Show and Wildling. Before Maven, David began at Cinetic Media, where he participated in awards campaigns for Academy Award Winning films including Ida and CitizenFour. David maintains a deep love of all things subversive, including an enduring obsession with the film Independence Day, and his masochistic support of the Philadelphia Eagles. David now lives in Brooklyn by way of Ardmore, Pennsylvania.
Executive Vice President, Production & Operations
As director of Production & Operations, Nic Marshall oversees all Maven operations, as well as supervises production, post production, legal, financial and creative strategy for individual films. Most recently, Nic co-produced the elevated thriller Wildling and served as Executive in Charge of Production for Freak Show and American Honey. Prior to Maven, Nic worked for Mandalay Vision and before that Plum Pictures, working on films including The Kids Are All Right and Bernie. Nic hails from London, and graduated as Valedictorian with first class honors from the American Intercontinental University. She has worked as a freelance camera operator, editor, arranger of dinner parties for single people, and seller of advertising space. She has also written and directed several acclaimed shorts.