WELCOME TO THE FOLD
The Fold is a newly formed TV and Film production company from BAFTA, RTS nominated and BIFA winning Producers Michelle Stein and Jennifer Monks. From their base in the North West of England, the company produces high quality authored work from unique creative voices, serving the UK and global market.
We enjoy enduring relationships with the talented creatives we work with, supporting them and working with them again and again across multiple projects.
With a combined 20+ years experience in the industry, The Fold is a dynamic and nimble outfit which can also act as Co-Producers and Service Company for productions shooting across the English regions and beyond.
The Fold's slate is supported by the BBC Small Indie Fund.
Producer Jennifer Monks is a BAFTA, RTS and BIFA nominated producer. Hailing from Liverpool, Jennifer’s past projects include producing a BAFTA nominated documentary for the BBC, a BBC Culture in Quarantine drama and British Independent Film Award nominated single TV drama To Know Him (Produced alongside business partner Michelle).
Jennifer brings a wealth of production experience into The Fold from her time as a freelance Co-Producer and Line Producer for some of the biggest and best indies in the UK. In this time, she has headed the production of multiple independent British feature films for funders such as BBC Films, BFI, Film4, A24, Netflix and Screen Yorkshire. One of these features, Scrapper, recently won the World Cinema Dramatic Grand Jury prize at Sundance 2023.
Jennifer's previous company, Pencil Trick, was identified as one of the top 50 UK creative businesses in 2019 by Creative England and was a recipient of a BFI Vision Award.
Michelle Stein is a BAFTA, RTS nominated and BIFA winning producer. Her most recent feature film, sci-fi Sky Peals, made with writer/director Moin Hussain was backed by Film4, BFI and Screen Yorkshire, is being sold by Bankside and will premiere in Venice Critics Week 2023.
Over the last 16 years, Michelle has worked on a plethora of projects from producing a micro-budget first feature that secured international theatrical distribution to developing a big-budget animation franchise with Aardman, based on original IP sourced and developed by her. Michelle has a keen eye for international-level talent and has produced content that has screened in competition at A-list festivals such as Cannes, SXSW, LFF, Tribeca and Venice and been bought by the BBC and Sky.
Michelle’s previous company, Escape Films, was a recipient of the BFI Vision Award.