AN INDEPENDENT STUDIO
The Ink Factory is an independent studio based in London and Los Angeles, founded in 2010 by Stephen Cornwell and his brother Simon.
We believe in telling original and exciting stories that reach a wide audience, partnering with talent who inspire, challenge and innovate.
We are proud to count amongst our close collaborators one of the finest British writers of our time: John le Carré. A key focus for the company is developing creative partnerships that bring his extraordinary breadth of work to screen.
The Ink Factory is currently in post-production on Drew Pearce’s Hotel Artemis, starring Jodie Foster and Sterling K Brown and is behind the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning drama series The Night Manager, based on a le Carré novel of the same name for the BBC and AMC. The company is working on a television adaptation of le Carré’s The Little Drummer Girl directed by Park Chan-wook as well as a series based on The Spy Who Came in From the Cold produced in association with Paramount TV, both for the BBC and AMC.
The company’s first film, A Most Wanted Man, based on the novel by John le Carré, was released in 2014. Past feature projects include Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, directed by Ang Lee and based on the award-winning novel by Ben Fountain as well as Netflix Original Message from the King, an original noir thriller by Stephen Cornwell and Oliver Butcher starring Chadwick Boseman, Teresa Palmer and Luke Evans, which premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
The Ink Factory has also partnered with one of the games industry’s top talents, Matt Nava, to found digital studio Giant Squid. Giant Squid’s first game, the twice BAFTA Game nominated ABZÛ, was released in 2016.