Nira Park

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Nira Park
Born United Kingdom
Occupation Film producer, Television producer and Founder of Big Talk Productions
Years active 1990–present
Known for Shaun of the Dead
Hot Fuzz
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Attack the Block
In Fear
The World's End
Cuban Fury
Man Up
Television The Comic Strip Presents...
Black Books
Free Agents

Nira Park is a British television and film producer.[1]

Nira Park founded Big Talk in 1995, following her time at The Comic Strip[2] and producing music videos and commercials. She is best known for her collaborations with Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, having produced both series of Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes’ award-winning comedy series Spaced ,[3] directed by Edgar Wright. For television, she also produced all three series of the double BAFTA award-winning sitcom Black Books.

Following the success of Spaced, Nira’s relationship as Wright’s producing partner was cemented with the 2003 release of cult-comedy, Shaun of the Dead ,[3] for which she received a Carl Foreman Award nomination at BAFTA.

The first installment 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 critically acclaimed The World’s End.[4] The three films combined have amassed a box office of over $150 million.

Outside of the Cornetto Trilogy, her relationship with Wright, Pegg and Frost has seen a further three films released internationally: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World was written and directed by Wright and starred Michael Cera in 2010; the Working Title/Universal film Paul was directed by Greg Mottola, written by and starred Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in 2011; and Cuban Fury, which was directed by James Griffiths, written by Jon Brown, and starred Nick Frost, Chris O’Dowd, Rashida Jones, Ian McShane and Olivia Colman in 2014.

Park continues to be a champion of emerging as well as established talent, having produced Joe Cornish’s SXSW audience-award winning 2011 debut feature Attack the Block, Ben Wheatley’s 2012 Cannes-premiered black-comedy Sightseers, and Jeremy Lovering’s psychological horror In Fear, which had its world premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival before being released internationally to critical acclaim. 2015 heralds the release of Brit Listed romantic comedy Man Up. Penned by Tess Morris and directed by Ben Palmer, the film stars Lake Bell and Simon Pegg and was released in the UK on May 29th.

Currently, Nira is producing Sacha Baron Cohen’s new action-comedy Grimsby, directed by Louis Leterrier for Sony, Joe Cornish’s second feature Section 6 for Universal, and Edgar Wright’s latest movie Baby Driver.


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