An ophthalmological comedy of clandestine love and cunning linguistics



To make the North West a centre of film excellence, to bring equality to an industry out of kilter, and to give people a start in the film industry through producing a slate of at least four films, starting with The Ruination of Isaiah Squiff.


  • Uncapped profit share & lifetime royalties
  • Government support from BFI UK tax credit
  • SEIS available on a first come first served basis – de-risk, save tax 50% of your
    investment, no CGT
  • IS available – de-risk, save tax 30% of your investment, no CGT
  • 2-3 year exit (3 for EIS) – no long term tie-up
  • Defer your capital gains from stocks or property with film EIS
  • Carry back your investment & claim a cash rebate on the tax bill that you have
    already paid on the 2016-17 tax year
  • Access to filming location, after party and red carpet events

Comparable Films

Carnage starring Kate Winslet & Christoph Waltz has made a total lifetime gross to date of $28m and The Party starring Cillian Murphy has made a total lifetime gross to date since its release on 13th October 2017 of $4m.



Northern England, 1930s. Isaiah Squiff is an eccentric ophthalmologist who is conducting his own eye test experiments. Isaiah is in love with his assistant Mercy, who is concocting drugs for the experiments, which Isaiah self-administers with generous volumes of brandy.
Mercy is secretly in love with Isaiah’s best friend Lucas, who is also caught up in Isaiah’s experiment. Lucas loves Mercy and wants to tell Isaiah, but Mercy won’t let him. As the trio’s regular and repeating procedures whimsically deteriorate Lucas becomes increasingly frustrated and Mercy struggles to keep her world together.
But will Isaiah ever see what’s going on?

Company information, professional advisors & production team

OPUS MEDIA LIMITED was established in 2012 and has been the producer of numerous corporate, TV and documentary films for clients including ITV, Subway, National Lottery, Barnardo’s and Entrepreneur Magazine and is in the process of producing 4 feature films, 1 feature length documentary film and 2 TV series.


Laura Morgan: The Hollow Crown, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Dark Angel, Lucky Man
Harry Kershaw: Skyfall, Wallander, The Play That Goes Wrong (West End) & One Man Two Guvnors (West End)
Robin Morrissey: Cloud Atlas, Mindhorn, Holby City, Doctors


Dr Tim Tricker is a playwright and teaching fellow at the University of Aberdeen’s School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture. His other plays include Cox and Box Meet with Knox, Pawn to Queen Five and the Edinburgh Fringe sell-out Gilbert and Sullivan Go Wilde.


Roger S. H. Schulman is the BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated writer of Shrek.


Paul James Furlong is Director of OPUS MEDIA and has a considerable amount of television and film experience – including directing and assistant directing 52 episodes of television. Paul has also directed a feature-length documentary and 8 internationally distributed and award-nominated short films for Opus Media, through which he also directs all his corporate work.


Andy Gorman is Director of COMPANY DNA and Executive Director of BNI, with over 25 years experience of businesses, finance and formulating strategies to bring them success.

Production information

Production budget: £420,000
GBP Pre-Production: July 2018
Production: August 2018
Completion: Winter 2018
Distribution: Summer/Autumn 2019

Call us at Opus Media for more info or book a meeting Paul
Furlong 07914 311007 or Andy Gorman 07882 208998 or email us

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