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Michael Riley (film producer)

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Michael Riley is an English film producer. He is CEO of Bristol and London-based production company Sterling Pictures.


Born in Nottingham, Michael Riley grew up in Edwalton. He attended the University of Ulster in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, studying English, Media and Theatre studies.

His factual work includes documentaries in China about the Uyghurs in Xinjiang; Kenya where he produced the Turner Prize nominated short film Waiting for artist Zarina Bhimji; and India where he interviewed the 14th Dalai Lama at his palace in Dharamshala. He produced In A Land Of Plenty, a ten-part drama series for the BBC by Sterling Pictures (with TalkBack Productions). He continues to produce mainly feature films in the UK and many of his films have won awards at international film festivals.

He lives in South Gloucestershire and has a daughter, Evelyn Martha Riley and two sons, Edward Maxwell Riley and Elliott Alec Riley.




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