Film and Television


Calamity Films is an independent film and television production company set up by David Livingstone in 2013. Their first feature was PRIDE (2014) directed by Matthew Warchus and written by Stephen Beresford. The film received 7 BIFA nominations, 3 BAFTA nominations and a Golden Globe Nomination for Best Film. David won a BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Producer alongside writer Stephen Beresford. 

More recently Calamity has produced JUDY starring Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland, written by Tom Edge and directed by Rupert Goold, which is set to release in October 2019 in the UK and September 2019 in the US. They have also produced LAST CHRISTMAS, a festive feature for Universal Pictures written by Emma Thompson & Bryony Kimmings and directed by Paul Feig for release in November 2019. The film stars Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh and Emma Thompson. 

Calamity’s first television series is BRASSIC, a six-part comedy drama for Sky & ITV Global co-created by BAFTA-winning writer Danny Brocklehurst and actor Joseph Gilgun.  David Livingstone is Executive Producer alongside Jon Mountague at Sky, Danny Brocklehurst and Joseph Gilgun.  Series One aired on Sky One on 22nd August 2019 and is available to stream on Now TV. The second series of BRASSIC is currently shooting in Manchester.


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