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Mike Goodridge

Mike Goodridge

United Kingdom

Film Festival, Sales


FeatureLab Jury 2020


Mike Goodridge has spent over 30 years in leadership roles in the international film business.

Before co-founding Good Chaos in 2019, he was previously CEO of the London-based production, finance and sales company Protagonist Pictures.
He oversaw over 70 feature films, which received multiple Oscar and BAFTA nominations, and which won several prizes at festivals such as Cannes, Venice and Berlinale. His credits include, "The Lobster" by Yorgos Lanthimos (2015), "American Honey" by Andrea Arnold (2016), "Love & Friendship" by Whit Stillman (2016), "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" by Taika Waititi (2016), "The Florida Project" by Sean Baker (2017), "The Rider" by Chloé Zhao (2017) and "Cold War" by Paweł Pawlikowski (2018), among others.

With Good Chaos, he is working on the development of film projects by filmmakers such as Jessica Hausner, Sean Baker, Sally El Hosaini, Edward Berger, Nanouk Leopold, Jalmari Helander and Anne Fontaine. He is also an executive producer on Jasmila Žbanić’s "Quo Vadis, Aida" (Venice FF 2020) and co-producer on the new feature film project by Ruben Östlund, "Triangle of Sadness".

He is a member of BAFTA and a board member of the European Film Academy.

company profile

Commercially minded and creatively spirited, Protagonist Pictures is an international sales and finance company committed to strong relationships with film-makers, financiers and distributors. Launched in London in 2008 by shareholders including Film4, Vertigo Films and Ingenious Media, the company quickly created a strong brand as a home for bold stories and exciting new directing voices. It has now expanded from its UK origins to handle titles from around the world, with a wider range of directors, producers and budgets.