Five Fifty Five
Content worth creating
Five Fifty Five is committed to content worth creating by honouring tradition by using classic film techniques to tell groundbreaking stories that make change. Our film/TV department creates edgy content while our commercial department focuses on pairing big money with big causes.
Today, Five Fifty Five operates an independent film company, a cutting edge commercial agency, with an innovative development hub known as Type Tank, a think tank for content. Type Tank is a diverse network of writers, specialists and producers that spans 5 contents, working collaboratively to create impactful and strategic content.
As a female and minority led media company, Five Fifty Five uncovers silenced narratives and pioneers new technologies to get to the heart of every story, shifting today’s perspective on age-old-tales.
Founder & Managing Director
Kate Baxter is an award-winning actor, filmmaker and entrepreneur, and has returned to the entertainment industry after several years working at the UN and various sustainable energy organisations. With her previous business strategy and integrated policy work spanning 5 continents, Kate launched Five Fifty Five in early 2017, leading the team with her expertise in strategy, analysis, and de-risking investment coupled with her passion and creativity in storytelling. Kate and the team have produced over 25 productions to date.
Before her move to London to head the strategy department at a leading renewable energy company, Kate was based in China as the Director of a programme led by the US and Chinese central governments and remains as a member of their Advisory Board. Kate is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.
Head of Development
Adriàn Shankar-Filho is a filmmaker having joined Five Fifty Five in 2018, and is now running development of over 5 series and feature films. Having made over 20 short films and music videos, starting out by capturing the mass protests in Brasil in 2013-2014, Adriàn spent years working and filming in refugee camps from Dunkirk and Calais to Paris and Belgrade, and further on to Greece, Lebanon and Jordan.