The Delaval Story
Mission Statement


And we believe in brave, distinct and diverse storytelling.

We are a Manchester based, BAFTA long-listed, independent production company founded by Screen International Star of tomorrow Loran Dunn, and listed as one of the Top 50 Most Creative Companies in England by Creative UK and the Times.

We received the BFI Vision Award in 2016 – awarded to companies that demonstrate ambition, risk taking and diverse voice.

We’re defining a new era of screen talent, discovering and working with bold and visionary filmmakers who aren’t afraid to push boundaries, and who are creating authored, distinct and engaging cinema with drive.

Our films have played all over the world from Venice, to London Film Festival, Sundance to the UK houses of parliament. We’ve released films in cinemas across the country, worked with partners including BBC Film, Film4 and Working Title, as well as creating work for leading broadcasters including SKY and BBC.

The Delaval Team
Loran Dunn

Loran Dunn is a 2017 Screen Daily Star of Tomorrow, BFI Vision Award winning and BAFTA and BIFA long-listed Producer, she is also a British Screen Forum Future Leader, and a PACT 50 Future Leader.

Loran’s shorts have played across the world at festivals including Sundance, London Film Festival, and the UK House of Parliament, and she won Best Producer at BAFTA accredited Underwire Film Festival.

Her first feature A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE was released in UK cinemas nationwide in 2019 to critical acclaim. In 2021, she produced SILKY HOTEL, a TV Film for BBC. Her second feature, HOARD, starring Joseph Quinn (Stranger Things) and Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake) and funded by BBC Film and BFI, is due for release in 2023, and will be followed by her third feature BEEF in 2024, which has been shortlisted for the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Prize and is currently in development with Film4.

She was the Executive Producer for British Council and BFI’s initiative More Films For Freedom creating LGBTQ+ work across Africa and the Middle East, Development Mentor for BBC New Creatives, and Channel 4’s Random Acts North, and Producer of ShortFLIX – Sky Arts, National Youth Theatre and Creative England’s new talent scheme.

Loran is a co-founder of the UK Producer’s Roundtable campaigning for better accessibility and sustainability in the British Film Industry, and a Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking at the prestigious Manchester School of Art.

Lea Judge
Development & Production Co-ordinator

Lea (they/them) graduated from Manchester School Art in 2020. Working as both a producer and director, Lea is interested in creating visceral and aesthetically daring films that invoke strong emotional responses in the audience.

They have been commissioned by BBC New Creatives to make their film ‘Justin, What Have You Done To Us?’, an exploration into the feeling of teenage infatuation and, they were recently selected for the BFI Film Hub North Scratch Me scheme.

Their work has been shown at a range of festivals including BFI Future Film presents SCENE, London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival and International Music Video Awards London.
They have also had their projection mapping and installation work displayed in exhibitions across Manchester, including a recent film made for artist Suzanne Lacy which is now displayed at Manchester Art Gallery.