The Team

Carey Fitzgerald

Managing Director

Carey is an experienced Film & TV Entrepreneur, Executive Producer, Mentor & Lecturer in Film & TV with a long history in all areas of production, distribution, advertising, financing & global sales and marketing. Over the years she has enjoyed Oscar Nominations and Festival Selections along with a very wide range of commercially successful TV commissions. She is regularly called upon as a Panelist or Visiting Lecturer on Film & TV at Domestic & International Festivals, Universities and Events.

Dominique Murphy-de Neef

 Creative Director

Dominique has a Master of Arts with Merit in Documentary Practice from the University of Creative Arts, Farnham. She won the Personal Narrative Award at the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival for her emotionally challenging documentary SANCTIONED. She was the Content Creator for London based Creative Arts Charity, Wac Arts, and is the Resident Photographer for Michelle Collins female networking organisation, Women in Media & The Arts. She regularly makes promotional films for SeeThrough Theatre Company, and is a film maker for London based social inclusion charity, Ashford Place. Spanish & Italian speaking, Dominique leads on all areas of Global Marketing for Silver Mountain Productions.

Julie Delaney

Commercial Affairs

Julie has decades of experience and is a leading expert in Rights Management, Film and TV Sales, Pre-sales, Financing and Global Distribution. She has strong relationships with Broadcasters, Digital Platforms, Distributors and Content Creators in both the domestic and international marketplace.

Ronald de Neef

Executive Producer

Ronald has headed Film & TV business in London, Rome & Los Angeles for many years. A seasoned Panelist and Guest Contributor at production events and international meetings such as the Holland Film Meeting in Utrecht, the Galway Film Fleadh and MIA Rome just to mention a few. He also created and produced a Masterclass on the International Film Business for the Vigna del Mar Film Festival in Chile for several years. Fluent in English, French, Italian, Germany, Dutch & Danish, he heads up the Production division of the Company.

Piers Nightingale

Production Consultant

Passionately engaged in Film and TV acquisitions for 17 years, Piers Nightingale has his ear against the heartbeat of development and production. He is called upon as an expert by some of the world's leading Film Schools and festivals, including NFTS, Met Film School and ScripTeast Poland.

Paul Gardner AM

Representative Australia

With a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) degree and a Certificate of Securities, Paul worked with leading advertising agency, Grey Group Australia and N.Z. from 1992 until 2012, the last thirteen as Chairman. He also sat on the Asia Pacific Regional Board. He currently runs his own consulting practice (pgardner.com.au pty ltd) which specialises in branding and marketing communications as well as senior mentoring and green field start-ups in Australia and overseas.                                                  

He is the Chairman of Sales & Media.com, an investor in a number of start-ups, a Director of ICEE Folding Boxes, a Director of Foundation for a Smoke-free World (based in NY) and on the Advisory Board for BuildXACT.  Paul was a founding Director of Business 4 Millennium Development,  Chairman of the Melbourne Football Club, Chairman of the Malthouse Theatre, and President of spirits company ASM Liquor (based in NY).  

For two years he broadcast a segment on Media, Marketing & Advertising on The Steve Price TV Show across 50 stations and launched his own podcast network (www.pgpodcast.com) returning to television as regular guest of Politics HQ, broadcast Friday evenings on SKY News.  

A Sensei (Master) in kyokushin karate, in 2008 in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia.

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Maureen Diaz

Acquisitions Executive, Latin America & Miami Fl.

Maureen is an experienced Production Executive - based in Miami, and Valparaíso, Chile - with extensive industry knowledge and contacts in all LATAM territories. Skilled at identifying and developing strategic initiatives towards content creation and business development. She has worked in productions for the Discovery Channel, ITN-Channel 4 UK, and  BBC. B.A Film and TV,  and a Master of Arts in Strategic Communications, PUCV.   Native Fluency in English & Spanish.

David Clark

Management Accountant

Highly experienced as a Management Accountant, David has specialised in royalty accounting for film, television and music companies over many years. With clients ranging from the UK's Sky TV, to independent distribution companies such as Eureka Video, Miracle Films and Peccadillo Pictures, David's track record is second to none.

Testimonials

It has been delightful working with SMP. I have found them to be honest, trustworthy, professional, highly experienced, motivated & they know what they are doing. Sales Agents don't often offer near the level of transparency that SMP do in a very challenging landscape for film sales. They are stalwarts that don’t give up the fight until they have done the best for your film. I recommend their services to any producer.
Rebecca Long, Producer, KAT AND THE BAND, Boudica Entertainment

We have been consistently impressed with Silver Mountains commitment to our feature documentary and their communication with us on planning and strategy. They have created a sense that we are working in partnership and we hope that we will be able to work with them on further projects.
Dave Evans, Producer/Director, MY GRANDFATHER THE SPY

It has been 25 years since Carey & Ronald handled distribution for my feature, MIAMI MODELS. Their savvy marketing and dedication to generating sales is legendary. The best thing for me, as an American filmmaker, is that they know EVERYONE in the foreign markets; in terms of festivals and buyers, who speak of their sterling reputation. For us, the bottom line is always results, and they deliver! I look forward to continue working with them at Silver Mountain Productions.
Paul Madden, Director, THE BLACK DUCK INCIDENT, Madden Media

I organise the Production Workshops at Escuela Internacional de Cine & TV (Cuba). Carey created and delivered an outstanding week long workshop for Escuela Internacional de Cine & TV which was a great success. Her knowledge of film sales and distribution is excellent and she was able to create workshops that were engaging and informative.
Sandy Lieberson, Producer

We are delighted to be working with Silver Mountain Productions and for our film to be in the hands of knowledgeable and experienced people such as Carey and Ronald. There is always fantastic communication between us and everyone at Silver Mountain is really open to collaborate and help us on the way, ensuring our film is looked after in the global market. Our experience with Silver Mountain has been amazing and we highly recommend them.
Chiara Viale and Philip Kidd, The New Music