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.
Director, Production & 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,Production & Operations
Head of Comedy Development
After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Sam joined the Maven team to pursue his dream of filmmaking. With a focus on comedy, Sam’s passion is to make art with the people he loves.
Executive Vice President, Production & Operations
Nic oversees physical and post production for Maven’s films, as well as all business, legal and financial operations for the company. Most recently, Nic served as Executive Producer on Human Capital starring Liev Schreiber, Marisa Tomei & Peter Saarsgard; Skin(A24), the neo-Nazi drama based on a true story, starring Jamie Bell; The Kindergarten Teacher (Netflix) starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, the elevated thriller Wildling (IFC), and prison drama O.G. (HBO), starring Jeffrey Wright, for which she spent quite some time in an active maximum security prison. Prior to Maven, Nic worked for Mandalay Vision and before that Plum Pictures, working on films including The Kids Are All Right and Bernie. In her spare time she makes dog videos, surfs waves, and travels the world. Nic hails from London, and back in the dark ages she graduated Valedictorian with 1st Class Honors from the American Intercontinental University. She has worked as a freelance camera operator, editor, arranger of dinner parties, and seller of advertising space. She's also written and directed several acclaimed shorts.
Coordinator, Production & Development
Maddie currently serves as the Coordinator of Development and Production. After internships at Jigsaw Productions, Big Beach Films and Cinetic Media, she earned her degree from New York University and joined the Maven team soon after. She looks forward to the day she has more accomplishments to fill out her bio!