WHO WE ARE
Based in London and New York, Solar Circle Pictures was created to develop and produce feature films in the UK and the US.
Solar was formed as an independent film company by award winning director Jon Dennis and co-founder Chris Coffey in the Spring of 2018, with the aim to produce and direct not only Jon’s projects but to develop scripts with people who fit with the independent 'Solar' spirit.
Our new LA office will be opening soon…
Solar are delighted to announce our first project '8 Days With Hopper', to be directed by Jon Dennis and exec produced by Hollywood legend Lawrence Schiller.
The feature film will be based on the incendiary story of the eight day marriage between America's sweetheart Michelle Phillips and Hollywood's ultimate hellraiser, Dennis Hopper.
Solar launch the official Instagram account for ‘8 Days with Hopper’.
Keep up to date on location scouting, pre-production news and pictures.
Search out ‘8dayswithhopper’ on Instagram to follow the journey.
Solar are delighted to announce that New York based screenwriter, Oritte Bendory, has signed as the Screenwriter for 8 Days With Hopper. Her most recent work the sci-fi short story, “Carecrow: Her Better Self” was acquired by Amblin Entertainment and is being fast-tracked for production in 2019. She is excited to join the team at Solar Circle Pictures as Screenwriter and help bring ‘8 Days’ to life.
Emmy winner Lawrance Schiller, a noted American film director, producer and writer, joins forces with Solar on our debut movie ‘8 Days With Hopper’. Larry has worked with the likes of Paul Newman, Tommy Lee Jones, William Hurt and Dennis Hopper in an amazing career so far. Larry directed the Hopper film 'American Dreamer' in 1971 and the extended montage stills sequence in the Oscar laden 'Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid'.
His understanding of the story and his connection with Hopper makes him a perfect Exec Producer for this project.
THE SOLAr TEAM
Jon Alex Dennis
Jon is one of the busiest commercial and television directors in the UK today.
Having recently developed a sitcom with the writers of Fleabag and Killing Eve for the BBC, Jon has made the next step in his career by producing and directing his first feature film ‘8 Days with Hopper’ which will be produced through his company Solar Circle Pictures.
SOLAR NEW YORK
Erin Gillette is our Producer in New York, her list of television, commercial work and film credits are many, including Tom Hardy’s Warrior and Paul Haggis’ The Next 3 Days.
Lee Scharfstein is a longtime Producer and collaborator of Jon Dennis’ and is Solar’s development advisor in our New York office. He has experience in film and television production, working on films such as Boiler Room and Interview With A Vampire.
SOLAR LOS ANGELEs
26 D'Arblay Street, Soho
London, W1F 8EL
NEW YORK OFFICE
1732 1st Avenue #217
New York, NY 10128
LOS ANGELES OFFICE
Find us on our Instagram sites ‘Solarcirclepictures’ and ‘8dayswithopper’.