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PRODUCERS

New Line Cinema veterans Jane Fleming and Mark Ordesky are founding partners in Court Five, a multi-­platform media company that develops and converts diverse intellectual properties and brands into bold filmed entertainment. The studio output of the Court Five partners exceeds $4 billion in global box office, ranging from The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, The Golden Compass and The Frozen Ground; Oscar, Golden Globe and Palme D’Or winners like Shine and Dancer In The Dark; and multiple films from beloved action superstar Jackie Chan. Most recently, Court Five had its ground-­breaking television series The Quest on ABC. Fleming and Ordesky are members of the Producers Guild of America and the Television Academy.

Royd’s great-grandfather,

J.R.R Tolkien, died when

he was young, but he

inherited his love of story

telling and entertainment.

His background is in music

management, pr and marketing but his experiences on set of Lord Of The Rings in 2003 and seeing behind the scenes on such

a magnificent and complicated production inspired and planted a seed in him to become a producer. He went on to produce two films and was developing two more when in 2012 his younger brother, Mike,

was diagnosed with ALS.

He’s now returning to producing with THERE’S A HOLE IN MY BUCKET and feels extremely lucky to have such experienced producers with Mark and Jane to help guide and mentor Royd on his return.

ROYD TOLKIEN AND COURT FIVE
WE ARE COMMITTED TO BRINGING THIS DOCUMENTARY TO LIFE SO WE CAN INSPIRE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE TO LOVE BIGGER AND LIVE MORE ADVENTUROUSLY.
ROYD & MIKE ARE THE BEST EXAMPLES OF HOW TO LAUGH IN THE WORST OF TIMES AND IN THE BEST. WE ARE HONOURED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS JOURNEY
AND SHARE IT WITH THE WORLD.
MARK ORDESKY & JANE FLEMING
PRODUCER'S STATEMENT

I have been friends with the Tolkien brothers for over 10 years.

Their bond was undeniable and their love of each other deep.

After several years of suffering from ALS, Royd Tolkien’s brother,

Mike died. It was tragic not only because of his youth but because of

his pure love of the adventure of life. When Royd called us several

weeks after Mike died and told me that Mike had written a

bucket list that he wanted Royd to complete, my business partner

Jane Fleming and I were completely touched by the idea that a

brother could help transform his sibling’s life after he died.

When Royd told us that he would like to record his experience as a way

of honouring Mike and all victims of ALS, we jumped at the chance.

As producers we strive to find stories that are poignant, funny, inspirational

and shed light on the human experience in some unique, truthful way.

 

This story THERE’S A HOLE IN MY BUCKET is the joyful, profound celebration of two brothers in life and beyond. And like the

stories of Royd and Mike’s great-grandfather, J.R.R. Tolkien, it’s an opportunity to remind ourselves what we’re capable of
and to settle for nothing less than the grandest adventure. We hope you will come along for the ride.

 

Mark Ordesky

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