|Occupation||Film producer, Television producer and Founder of Big Talk Productions|
|Known for||Shaun of the Dead
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Attack the Block
The World's End
Nira Park is a British television and film producer.
Park founded award-winning UK film and television production company Big Talk in 1995. She is best known for her collaborations with Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, having produced both series of the award-winning TV comedy Spaced and their celebrated Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy.
Following the success of Spaced, Park produced cult-comedy Shaun of the Dead, for which she received a Carl Foreman Award nomination at BAFTA. The film was the first instalment of Wright’s iconic Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Shaun was followed by 2007 hit Hot Fuzz and 2013's The World’s End.
Nira produced Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World in 2010; in 2011 Joe Cornish’s SXSW audience-award winning debut feature Attack the Block, and that same year Greg Mottola’s Paul, written by Pegg and Frost. In 2012, she produced Ben Wheatley’s Cannes-premiered black-comedy Sightseers; in 2013 Jeremy Lovering’s critically acclaimed psychological horror In Fear, which premiered at Sundance; and in 2014 Cuban Fury, starring Nick Frost, Chris O’Dowd and Rashida Jones.
Most recently Nira produced rom-com Man Up, starring Simon Pegg, Lake Bell and directed by Ben Palmer. The movie premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and won ‘Best Comedy’ at the 2016 National Film Awards. She also produced Sacha Baron Cohen’s action-comedy Grimsby, which was released February 2016. She is currently producing Edgar Wright’s latest movie Baby Driver, which is in shooting in Atlanta, GA and is scheduled for a spring 2017 release.
For television, she has produced three series of the double BAFTA award-winning sitcom Black Books, Free Agents, and was an executive producer on Friday Night Dinner and the BAFTA award-winning Him and Her.
Throughout 2016 and beyond Nira is developing a slate of projects with Joe Cornish and Edgar Wright attached to write and/or direct, as well as film and television projects with emerging and established UK talent.
- The New York Times
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