xénos investors get together to invest in All2gethr

12 September 2011

A syndicate of xénos investors led by Graham Handley has made an undisclosed investment in Cardiff-based film and TV production group, All2gethr Industries.

All2gethr Industries is a forward-thinking group of production companies committed to micro-budget feature filmmaking and developing new media channels, such as gaming, mobile and the internet.

"All2gethr Industries is an exciting group of production companies with ambitious plans to develop, produce and distribute original and innovative micro-budget feature films. We were attracted to the Group because of its passion for innovation and the talent of its team," explains xénos angel and syndicate leader, Graham Handley.

Commenting on the investment, John Shackleton, All2gethr’s managing director said: "Angel investment was a perfect choice for us at this stage in our development. We’re very keen to develop our niche in micro-budget feature filmmaking and the investment by Graham’s syndicate has come at just the right time."

All2gethr Industries was keen to secure investment to support its future development and approached xénos, the Wales Business Angel Network to discuss the opportunities angel investment could bring.

David Maas, xénos manager said: "Some of the earliest angel investments were in film and theatre productions. xénos has only become involved in this sector recently but this is already the third film our angels have invested in. The availability of investment capital remains tight and we’re currently seeing an ever greater range of investment opportunities."

"In this case a number of angels were impressed by this opportunity and a syndicate of xénos investors ended up investing in All2gethr. I’d urge other businesses thinking about how to raise capital to contact us to see whether or not they could benefit from angel investment."

The Group’s most recent production, Panic Button also attracted investment from xénos angels. Panic Button is an independently-financed micro-budget thriller produced by All2gethr associate company, Movie Mogul Ltd.

A cautionary tale about the inherent dangers of social networking and posting too much personal information online, Panic Button stars Scarlett Alice Johnson (Adulthood), Jack Gordon (Fish Tank), Michael Jibson (Cemetery Junction), Elen Rhys (Season of the Witch) and Joshua Richards (Troy).

Shot in just 23 days on a budget of less than £500,000, Panic Button was filmed almost entirely on set and on location in Cardiff.

Panic Button premiered at the prestigious Film4 FrightFest on Saturday 27th August. Foreign sales have taken off since it was screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.