Cassian Elwes

Elwes began his producing career with 1983’s Oxford Blues starring Rob Lowe and Ally Sheedy and quickly went on to make another 29 films, including Men At Work, with Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen, and The Chase with Sheen. In 1994, Elwes joined William Morris where he co-headed William Morris Independent for 15 years. He financed such indie hits as Slingblade and The Apostle, both of which were nominated for multiple Oscars. Monster’s Ball was their follow up, which won the Best Actress Oscar for Halle Berry, the first African American woman to do so. Wikipedia calls Cassian Elwes one of the most important figures in independent cinema and an expert in the field of arranging financing and distribution for independent films, having done so for 283 films during his tenure at William Morris Independent. Since leaving William Morris Independent nine years ago, Elwes has either produced or executive produced 60 films. Elwes produced the hit period drama Lee Daniels’ The Butler, executive produced J.C. Chandor’ s All Is Lost, and executive produced and arranged financing for the Oscar winning hit Dallas Buyers Club. Elwes most notably recently produced Mudbound, which was acquired and released by Netflix and nominated for four Academy Awards. He is currently in post on Dee Rees’ next film, The Last Thing He Wanted starring Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, and Willem Dafoe.