The Delaval Story
Mission Statement


And we believe in brave, distinct and diverse storytelling.

Cinema at it’s best is a tool for change, a vehicle to bring unheard stories to screen, a passport to another world, a different culture, a new perspective. We’re working with new and emerging British talent that will bring these stories to the fore, making authored films that entertain, challenge, change thought, and most importantly, are carefully crafted and un-compromised in artistic integrity.

We’re defining a new era of regional screen talent, offering our writers and directors a creative partnership to develop work together outside of the capital from our offices in Manchester.

Grounded in a background of freelance production work for BBC and SKY Dramas, and cinematic feature film releases we are well versed in the art of putting productions together. Our films have gone on to play at major festivals across the world including Sundance and Palm Springs International Film Festival. We believe in ambition, and are uniquely qualified to deliver creative and impactful films, on an extremely economic budget.

We are proud to be listed as one of the Top 50 Most Creative Companies in the country 2016, and to be supported by the BFI Vision Awards 2016-2019 – awarded to companies that demonstrate ambition, risk taking and diverse voice.


The Delaval Team
Loran Dunn

Loran is 2017 Screen Daily Star of Tomorrow, British Screen Forum Future Leader, BFI Vision Award winning and BIFA Longlisted Breakthrough Producer with a background in production on BBC Dramas, independent features and major music promos. 

With track record of short film screenings and awards at Festivals including Sundance Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival and the Best Producer Award at BAFTA accredited Underwire Film Festival.

Loran’s first feature A Deal With The Universe was released in UK cinemas nationwide in 2019 to critical acclaim.

An Art School Graduate, she has a creative ambition to bring distinctive films with voice and vision to the big screen. Working closely and creatively with writers and directors to develop story and craft a slate of engaging and poignant films.

She is also a Lecturer in Filmmaking at Manchester Metropolitan University, the Executive Producer for British Council and BFI’s initiative More Films For Freedom, a development mentor at BBC New Creatives, and previously a Development Mentor at Channel 4’s Random Acts North, and Producer for ShortFLIX – Sky Arts, National Youth Theatre and Creative England’s new talent scheme.

Philippa Day
Development & Production Co-ordinator

Pippa is the Development/Production Coordinator at Delaval Film, joining in 2019. She supports producer Loran in tracking and developing talent and is the first point of contact for enquiries.

Since graduating from the Film course at Falmouth University she has worked in the North for companies including ITV and SugarFreeTV and worked freelance as a script reader.

Before joining Delaval Pippa worked at Creative England, supporting the delivery of programmes including the Emerging Talent Fund and iFeatures, Creative England’s low budget feature film development initiative, working with first-time feature filmmaking talent.