Ascendant Fox

Ascendant Fox is an Independent production company founded by Bart Ruspoli and Hester Ruoff. After working together on the hugely successful BAFTA and BIFA-nominated film, Boiling Point, the two came together to merge their production companies, Ascendant Films and Burton Fox Films, under one banner.

Ascendant Fox is a company that aims to create ambitious quality films that push the limits of genre. We seek original stories that leave a lasting impact, while empowering the creatives we work with to reach their full potential.

“We are proud to partner with George and the brilliant minds at Ascendant Fox and Sunrise Films on such a socially and culturally relevant project. ‘Gassed Up’ is a thrilling story about a group of young Londoners and the choices they make.” - Tushar Jindal, head of film acquisitions for Prime Video


“Having worked with director Barantini, DoP Matt Lewis and producer Bart Ruspoli before, it is a joy to be joining forces again to create more ‘on screen magic’ — with the added bonus of having Matriarch join the family.”

- Hester Ruoff of Burton Fox Films |

”Boiling Point was one of the best experiences I’ve had on a set,” said Graham.

- The production is lead produced by Bart Ruspoli and Hester Ruoff at Ascendant Films, with Burton Fox Films, Graham’s new production banner Matriarch Productions... | SCREEN DAILY

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