Cowboy Cosmonaut Films is an independent production company, founded by Gavin C. Mehrtens and Ashley Holberry, currently working with some of the best new and emerging talent in the UK.
Prior to the launch of Cowboy Cosmonaut in 2014, Gavin and Ashley spent significant time under the roof of Working Title Films, one of the world’s leading film production companies. Here, they cut their teeth in various departments whilst several international hits were being developed or going into production, including but not limited to; Tom Hooper’s "LES MISERABLES”; James Marsh’s Oscar winning “THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING”; Baltasar Kormakur’s “EVEREST”; Ron Howard’s “RUSH” and Richard Curtis’ “ABOUT TIME”.
Following that, they went on to personally assist various Directors and Producers on independent and studio pictures including; Oscar winner Brian Helgeland’s “LEGEND” starring Tom Hardy;
Tim Burton’s “MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIARS” starring Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Green and Judi Dench; John Michael McDonagh’s “CALVARY” starring Brendan Gleeson; Robert Zemeckis’ "ALLIED", starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard; Shekhar Kapur's "WILL" for TNT; and "THE HALCYON" for ITV Studios.
With such a huge reserve of talent across the UK, Cowboy Cosmonaut is determined to step up to the platform and commit itself to nurturing talent, helping filmmakers develop and realise their vision, eventually taking their work on to the international stage. The mission is to build a solid brand and framework, conducive to creating a dynamic, sustainable and unique slate, which will become an intrinsic part of British cinema.