Production (role)CompanyProject details
Production (role): JUNGLE
(Producer)Company: Amazon Studios (UK) / PrimeProject details: Six-part music drama featuring grime and drill artists
Wr. Junior Okoli
Execs. Chas Appeti, Junio Okoli
Production (role): THE ROADS NOT TAKEN
(Co-Producer)Company: Adventures Pictures / BBC FilmsProject details: 1h 25m Film
Wr. / Dir. Sally Potter
Cast includes Javier Bardem and Elle Fanning
World Premiere: Berlinale 2020 (competition)
Worldwide distribution by Focus Features
Production (role): TWO FOR JOY
(Co-Producer)Company: Blonde to BlackProject details: 1h 30m
Wr. / Dir. Tom Beard
Cast includes Samantha Morton and Billie Piper
World Premiere EIFF 2018
Production (role): THE PARTY
(Producer)Company: Great Point Media / Adventure Pictures / Oxwich MediaProject details: 1h 11m Film
Cast includes Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, Cillian Murphy and Patricia Clarkson
World Premiere: Berlinale 2017 (competition)
Production (role): THE HUNGRY
(Producer and Writer)Company: Cinestaan Film Company / Film London / Raucous PicturesProject details: 1h 40m Film
Dir. Bornila Chatterjee
The first of its kind international co-production between the UK and India to celebrate Shakespeare's 400-year anniversary
World Premiere: TIFF 2017
Worldwide distribution by Amazon Studios
Production (role): BRAKES
(Producer)Company: Brakes Film ProductionsProject details: 1h 28m Film
Wr. / Dir. Mercedes Grower
Low budget oddball comedy which features Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt, Julia Davis, Steve Oram and Kerri Fox
World Premiere: EIFF 2016
Production (role): THE PASS
(Co-Producer)Company: Toledo ProductionsProject details: 1h 28m Film
Dir. Ben A. Williams
Prod. Duncan Kenworthy OBE
The film was nominated for a BAFTA for director Ben Williams
Production (role): LATE SHIFT
(Producer)Company: &Sohne / CtrlMovieProject details: 1h 30m Film
Dir. Tobias Weber
One of the world's first interactive feature films developed with Apple.
BAFTA Cymru in 2018
Production (role): THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS
(Line Producer)Company: Pulse FilmsProject details: A feature documentary about Scottish musician Edwyn Collin's recovery following a severe stroke in 2005
Dirs. James Hall, Edward Lovelace
Worldwide Premiere: SXSW 2014
Production (role): 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH
(Line Producer)Company: Corniche Pictures / BFIProject details: 1h 37m feature documentary
Dirs. Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard
Wr. Nick Cave
Best Direction and Editing at Sundance 2014
Production (role): WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL?
(Line Producer)Company: Pulse FilmsProject details: 1h 25m feature documentary set on the Mexican-US border starring Gael Garcia Bernal.
Dir. Marc Silver
Best Cinematography Sundance 2013
Production (role): GINGER AND ROSA
(Associate Producer)Company: Adventure Pictures / BBC Films / BFIProject details: 1h 30m film
Dir. Sally Potter
Cast includes Elle Fanning, Annette Benning and Timothy Spall
World Premiere: TIFF 2017
Date: 2020 - PresentCompany: Mews FilmsProject details: Kurban is part of a team running a fund, focused on developing comedy feature films for the UK theatrical market. His responsiblities include managing a yearly development budget, attracting talent and working with comedy screenwriters.
Once projects are greenlit, Kurban managed the production process from conception to completion.
Mews Films is a JV between Archery Pictures and Elysian Film.
Date: 2020Company: House ProductionsProject details: Kurban worked briefly with Tessa Ross on her film slate, reviewing scripts, talent opportunities and deals on projects including those with Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Andrea Arnold, Sir Steve McQueen, Patrick Marber and Jack Thorne.
Date: 2015 - 2017Company: Turbine StudiosProject details: Kurban worked across all aspects of strategy and business affairs and development on a large slate of feature film and television drama series including the six-part BBC TV series The Small Axe by Sir Steve McQueen. He was responsible for overseeing research, finding writers for the writers room and working with Head of Production to close deals with talent, BBC drama and BBC Worldwide.
Date: 2012-2014Company: Pulse Films - ProducerProject details: Kurban's main duties involved managing production affairs and budgets for all documentary feature films on the slate, including 20,000 Days on Earth and Who is Dayani Cristal? Kurban was responsible for hiring crew, budgeting, scheduling and managing production for these projects and assessing new projects for production feasibility.
Date: 2010Company: BBC in house - Script EditorProject details: Story editorial at Holby City, Series 13 working under Series Producer Myar Craig-Brown
Date: 2020Company: ACE Producers 29Project details: A well-established training programme involving workshops in various European countries to develop new projects from a creative and financial perspective. This network has generated an alumnus of top European producing professionals.
Date: 2020Company: Breaking the Glass CeilingProject details: A Film London initiative bringing BAME professionals from across the film industry together for leadership training.
Date: 2017Company: Inside PicturesProject details: A highly competitive programme bringing together ten producers from across Europe and ten UK based industry executives, to take part in workshops in LA and London.
Date: 2010Company: Magic Light Pictures - Producer Placement SchemeProject details: A producer training programme where I conducted placements at Olswang, BBC Films, BFI / UK Film Council.