Forward Motion Pictures is a multi-award winning independent production company based near Brighton, England.

Run by husband and wife team Staten Cousins Roe and Poppy Roe, our current slate involves Production and Development across Film & Television.


Poppy Roe & Staten Cousins Roe Long Listed for the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) Breakthrough Producer Nomination!

Staten Cousins Roe Nominated for Screen International Genre Rising Star Award 2019!

Pitch-black comedy feature film A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life releasing 13th JANUARY 2020 in UK, USA & CANADA Via Arrow Films!

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This Way Out

Award winning jet-black comedy short film. BAFTA Long-listed and played at over 30 international festivals. Screened on HBO Europe and the Sundance Channel Europe.

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A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life

Feature debut of Staten Cousins Roe, coming soon!

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Staten Cousins Roe

Nominated for Screen International’s Genre Rising Star Award 2019, Staten’s first short as writer & director, black comedy This Way Out, won international awards, including the Prix Decale (Offbeat Award) at the 30th Festival du Cinema European, Lille and was BAFTA Longlisted for Best Live Action short. This Way Out has been screened across the world including on HBO & The Sundance Channel Europe. After originally training as an actor, Staten attended numerous development courses including the NFTS Emerging Producers short course and was selected for the LOCO mentoring scheme led by Sky Comedy.  Staten’s debut feature female-led jet-black comedy thriller A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life will World Premiere at Arrow Video Frightfest, in August 2019.

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©Lenka Rayn H.

Poppy Roe

Poppy produced and script-edited award winning black comedy This Way Out. She also plays the lead role of Minnie – the psychopathic owner of the euthanasia centre. Poppy co-wrote short comedy The Leisure Class for the US, written & shot by HBO Project Greenlight winner Jason Mann, recently turned into a feature film by HBO (exec produced by Ben Affleck & Matt Damon). Trained at Rose Bruford College, London – Poppy is also an actor in film, TV and theatre. She produced, edited and plays the co-lead in Forward Motion’s jet-black comedy-thriller A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life.