U.K. Comedian and Actor Omid Djalili Sets Up Production Company

Omid Djalili, the British-Iranian standup comedian and actor who has appeared in films such as “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again,” “Notting Hill” and “The Infidel,” has launched a new production company alongside his family and exec producer Shahin Sobhani.

Tiny Speck Productions is set to focus on both scripted and unscripted comedies across film, TV and podcasts, with a statement saying it “aims to explore society’s big questions through a hopeful lens.”

Joining Djalili at Tiny Speck are his family members Ara Devine, Isabella Djalili-Devine and Louis Djalili, who each have a decade of experience in the film and TV industry.

“I’m thrilled to be announcing the formation of our new company, Tiny Speck Productions. A small but joyful speck is appearing on the horizon of drama, comedy, documentary, podcast and quite possibly a synchronised swimming team,” Djalili said in a statement. “My family and I have been working together for years, and we thought it would make sense to formalize it. I’ve always believed that when we are laughing our brains work better — we see things more clearly and feel better able to handle life’s difficult questions. It’s something we need in the world, now more than ever.”

Sobhani, who produced films including “The Infidel” and “Guidance,” alongside a range of documentaries and podcasts, joins Tiny Speck as an executive producer.

Tiny Speck Productions’s slate includes a scripted campus comedy series, a climate-related feature film, podcasts and a feature documentary.

Djalili’s other credits include “Road to Bethlehem,” “His Dark Materials,” “Love Again,” “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” “Sex and the City 2,” Pirates of the Caribbean III: At World’s End,” “Spy Game” and “Gladiator.”

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