Madeleine Askwith

Producer @ Rathaus Films LLC
Sunday 4/19 @ 2:00pm - 5:00pm PT

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Pitch Tips

I respond to high concept, creativity will always win with me over plot, I also engage deeply with characters so development is important.

About Your Host

Madeleine Askwith is a creative Producer from Aotearoa New Zealand who has shot all over the world and is currently based in New York. Maddy produced Cedric Cheung-Lau’s THE MOUNTAINS ARE A DREAM THAT CALL TO ME (Sundance 2020) and Tim Sutton’s FUNNY FACE (Berlinale 2020). Maddy also co-produced Matthew Porterfields SOLLERS POINT which premiered at San Sebastian 2017 and Production Managed Tim Sutton's DARK NIGHT which premiered at Sundance 2016. In 2019 Maddy was in North Korea filming a documentary RUNNING IN THE DPRK with the Olympic Channel, and in development of AUGUSTOWN, an adaptation of Kei Miller’s highly praised novel to be shot in the Caribbean in 2021. She is currently preparing to shoot PALM TREES AND POWER LINES, an adaptation of Jamie Dack’s Cinéfondation selected short in San Diego in July.


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  • Your material/contact submission is due as soon as you are ready, but no later than 2 hours prior to the start of the session.
  • You will receive this exec's written feedback on your pitch via email within 5 business days following the session unless otherwise notified.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the session. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.


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Specializes in:

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • RomCom
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • All Budgets

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
TV Formats
  • Half-Hour Pilots
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • Miniseries
  • Limited Series
  • TV Movies
TV Homes
  • Cable
  • Premium Cable
  • Streaming

  • Animation
  • Biopics
  • Books
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Documentary Adaptations
  • Dystopian
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • Historical
  • Musicals
  • Period Pieces
  • Political
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Road Trip
  • Romance
  • Socially Relevant
  • True Stories
  • Webseries
  • Westerns
  • Diverse Writers
  • Writers Over 40
  • Writers Outside LA
  • Science Fiction, Feminism, Dystopian, Historical fiction, Feature length projects, series, documents-scripted hybrid, Diverse projects, international stories.

Specifically not interested in:

Kids/family oriented, traditional/formulaic stories, romance (without comedy).