Rick Dugdale, President and CEO of Enderby Entertainmentis making tremendous strides as a Canadian Producer who is entering the big leagues of movie making, producing multi-million dollar feature films starring A-list actors, all over the world. As CEO, Rick oversees all aspects of the company’s business, finances and production, and spearheads the company’s relationships with its worldwide community of financial partners. Dugdale’s career started in his native British Columbia, where he gained extensive experience in physical production, working at all budget levels in feature film, television commercials and music videos.
Currently, Dugdale is in production in Europe on Enderby’s most ambitious project to date: Three films shot back to back, based on a series of European best sellers by the immensely popular Swedish author Håkan Nesser. The three stand-alone thrillers, adapted by Daniel Alfredson & Ditta Bongenhielm, are stories interconnected by the Café Intrigo, which gives the three films their overall title. The first film, Intrigo: Death of an Author, starring Ben Kingsley, has completed principal photography on location in Belgium and the Balkans. The second film, Intrigo: Dear Agnes starring Carla Juri and Gemma Chan is shooting now; the third, Intrigo: Samaria, will begin shooting immediately, without a break. All three films are directed by Sweden’s Daniel Alfredson (Blackway). Dugdale, on behalf of Enderby, financed and green lit the trilogy, which will be distributed in various territories worldwide by Fox International.
Prior to the Intrigo trilogy, Dugdale produced the psychological thriller An Ordinary Man, in collaboration with actor/producer Ben Kingsley and writer/director/producer Brad Silberling. Dugdale also produced the thriller Blackway, featuring a remarkable cast, including Sir Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Alexander Ludwig and Hal Holbrook, with Ray Liotta in the title role all shot in Rick’s home town of Enderby, B.C. Directed by Daniel Alfredson the film was feted with a gala world premiere at the 72nd Venice Film Festival ahead of its 2016 release.
Dugdale most recently produced the upcoming film NOMIS – starring Henry Cavill, Ben Kingsley, Alexandra D’Dadario and Stanley Tucci.
Previously for Enderby, Dugdale produced Dawn Patrol, Rosemont and About Cherry (Ashley Hinshaw, James Franco, Heather Graham, Dev Patel). For Tony-Seven Films, Enderby Entertainment’s genre film division, Dugdale served as executive producer on The Speak, Vile and 5 Souls and as producer on A Haunting at Silver Falls, No Tell Motel and Blood Shed. Dugdale also produced Tony Seven Films’ first sequel, the upcoming A Haunting at Silver Falls 2.
In 2003, Dugdale joined Daniel Petrie, Jr. & Company as Vice President, Production before becoming a full partner in the company in 2004. Enderby Entertainment was founded after Dugdale and Petrie observed that many indie films seemed to be made for no better reason than that the resources were available. They set out to create an indie company that put the emphasis back on the story, the creative process, and transparency; and that on the financial side, could thrive. They have not only successfully reached that goal, but are now producing star-studded, high quality film projects internationally, that rival those produced by large Hollywood studios.
Dugdale is particularly proud of Enderby Entertainment’s involvement with the Austin Film Festival and Conference. In 2012, the Austin Film Festival announced the addition of a new “Enderby Entertainment Award” to the festival’s screenwriting competition. The new award is open to feature screenplays in all genres with an original concept and distinctive voice that can be independently produced with a budget under ten million dollars. Finalists and winners are selected by Dugdale and Petrie.
Dugdale is a proud member of the Producers Guild of America and the Directors Guild of Canada.
About Enderby Entertainment
Los Angeles-based Enderby Entertainment most recently released the Electric Entertainment release BLACKWAY, starring Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Alexander Ludwig, Ray Liotta and Hal Holbrook and directed by the acclaimed Swedish filmmaker Daniel Alfredson. They are currently in postproduction on AN ORDINARY MAN starring Ben Kingsley and directed by Brad Silberling, to be released later this year. Producer Rick Dugdale and writer-director-producer Daniel Petrie, Jr founded Enderby Entertainment in 2006.
For more information, visit EnderbyEntertainment.com.
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