Ugly Duckling Films is a film, television and documentary production company founded by Oscar-nominated producer Lene Bausager, located in Central London. It is a subsidiary of 50/50 Media House, which serves as the umbrella company for Rick Astley Music Management and 50/50 Unscripted.
The company specialises in character-driven, often female-led stories that offer unique ways of exploring familiar ground.
Ugly Duckling Films looks to create ongoing relationships with its filmmakers, while its umbrella company, 50/50 Media House, allows the team to evaluate different ways for projects to cover a variety of mediums: from creating IP such as graphic novels or anthologies during script development, mobile phone games based on existing screenplays that can be launched in conjunction with a film’s theatrical release, or organising a national campaign with the support of leading UK charities that can promote a film’s message, Ugly Duckling Films is committed to ensuring that a project can be as fully realised with the widest audience possible.
The company is represented by WME.