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Our Philosophy

Rocktopuss Entertainment is a UK based media company with film (Rocktopuss Films) and television (Rocktopuss TV) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to mainstream audiences.

Rocktopuss Entertainment is all about the freedom of ideas, and pushing boundaries. As an independent production company we look to be different, to explore new ideas and challenge the current trends and set conventions and elements within narrative. We are a very inclusive organisation and firmly believe that the heart of all films are the fans. So we listen to what you want, we are very open to discussing your ideas and your interests to help us bring you the best possible productions. We like to be Varied, we have experience working across Short films and Documentary and recently an adventure into feature film sector.

We enjoy what we do, and we want you to enjoy it with us.

Our Mision

Nearly almost every man who develops an idea works it right up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged.

We believe that if you truly want to do something then you can’t give up until you have explored every possible path and angle to success, this is the same model that we like to bring to our productions. We like to think outside the box and produce a different kind of production, productions heavily centred around character development rather than over the top visuals. We like to mix things up and create new formulas out of old ones, and take characters to places where they have never been. These are the ideas that are fun and interesting, and even slightly bonkers, look at ‘Cowboys vs Aliens’ what an idea. Why not have a slasher movie set in the middle ages? How about a romance narrative with an apocalyptic background?

Our Rocktopuss

The Rocktopuss logo is the brainchild of founder Danny Allen, it was conceived back in 2009 and influenced by his love of Rock music. The idea behind it is that an Octopus has 8 tentacles, or 8 limbs that can each be occupied independently. Taking part in many activities at once is ambitious, and that ambition is what Rocktopuss Entertainment thrives on hence our multiple divisions within the industry.

The name of the Octopus comes from an image that a close friend drew for Danny, that depicted an Octopus holding an electric guitar with the word ‘Rock’ behind it which gave the idea of ‘Rock Octopus’ which instantly became ‘Rocktopuss’. The meaning behind the styling of the logo is linked to rock music, rock styling is edgy and unique with a bit of attitude which symbolises what we want to achieve. That is why we chose to give our Rocktopuss a Mohawk and slightly angry looking eyes.

Founder

  • Danny Allen

  • Founder/CEO

Danny graduated from Northumbria University with a BA(hons) degree in Film Production and is a UK based Writer, Director, Producer with credits on Feature Films, Short Films, Documentaries, and TV series including work with the BBC. Danny’s biggest inspiration is Christopher Nolan.