Bringing the best of literature to the screen.

Case Study by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Feature film in development with Good Chaos (UK), Killer Films (US)

London, 1965, an unworldly young woman believes that a charismatic psychotherapist has driven her sister to suicide. Intent on confirming her suspicions, she assumes a false identity and presents herself to him as a client, recording her experiences in a series of notebooks. But she soon finds herself drawn into a world in which she can no longer be certain of anything. Even her own self.

The Ozone Hole the story of Dr. Susan Solomon

Feature film in development with Curiosity Rights (US)

The film places a spotlight on scientific research and global cooperation that led to the preservation of the Ozone Layer. Based on true events, the story follows young scientist Dr. Susan Solomon, who leads a team on an urgent expedition to Antarctica. Battling scientific skepticism and political hurdles, she sparks a worldwide movement that culminates in the first and only universally ratified treaty, saving us from a global disaster.

White Malice by Susan Williams

TV series in development with Behind The Billboards (US) 

A thrilling international spy drama set against the backdrop of the Cold War in West Africa. The narrative peels back the layers of CIA covert operations during Africa's post-independence era, delving into a compelling world of espionage that spans the 1960s in Ghana, Congo, the US, the USSR, and Europe's colonial powers. This  book provides a fresh take on history, filled with high-stakes action featuring real historical figures, who navigate a complex web of deceit, spies, and danger. Yet, amidst the action, there lies an intimate human drama where friendships and loyalties are pushed to their limits. Based on true events, "White Malice" takes readers on a journey through unexplored territories of history.



The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman

Feature Film in development 

After a lifetime of cowering in his charismatic but emotionally-abusive artist father's long shadow, a middle-aged no-hoper turns the tables the only way he can: forging and selling artwork under his monstrous father's name.


Train to Samarkand by Guzel Yakhina

Feature film in development

In the aftermath of Bolshevik revolution, two unlikely heroes embark on a mission to evacuate 500 children from an orphanage in Russia. Facing the harrowing threats of hunger, disease, and death across a four thousand mile journey, their quest becomes a legendary odyssey of survival, heroism, and unlikely camaraderie, set against the backdrop of one of Russia's darkest historical chapters. 

Ykhina's Train To Samarkand is an adventure novel set on a backdrop of the most troublesome historical period in Russian history, a modern robinzonade, a travel story of epic drama caliber. - Elkost litereary agency


A Necessary Kindness by Juno Carey

Feature Film in development

A daring film that puts an unapologetic spotlight on the realities of abortion and women’s healthcare.

Urgent, illuminating and deeply human, A Necessary Kindness reveals the misunderstood world of abortion clinics, and deals with a complex issue - around which there is still too much taboo and too little understanding - with gentle compassion and bold conviction. These are the stories we need to share, the conversations we need to be having and the rights we need to protect.

About New State Pictures

New State Pictures is a newly-established Film and Television development company, founded with a mission to tell stories that challenge established narratives and evoke fresh perspectives. We have a library of award-winning and best-selling novels, and use our expertise to identify titles with the potential to become engaging and transformative Film and TV content. 

With a background in Film&TV rights management, we bring a deep understanding of sourcing, acquiring, and developing novels for screen. We placie immense value on identifying and nurturing the unique narrative potential of each literary piece. We leverage this through collaboration with leading industry experts and talent, ensuring that the stories we tell attain fullest potential and reach broadest audiences.

At New State Pictures, we believe in the transformative power of storytelling. Our chosen stories aim to challenge the status quo, spur innovation, and provoke learning. 

We are driven to breathe life into stories that inspire a new state of mind.

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