Company Bio

Founded in 2011, Tip-Top Productions is a fresh, fast-growing independent film production house based in Los Angeles, which utilizes the collaboration of established cross-company affiliations to produce high quality projects for a variety of budget levels. We have the resources to fully facilitate requirements at all phases of production: 

-        Script Writing / Coverage (analysis)

-        Script Editing & Development

-        Pre-Production

-        Principal Photography

-        Post-Production

-        International Sales & Distribution

Tip-Top Productions first made its mark becoming a driving force behind the doomsday comedy It’s A Disaster, starring Julia Stiles, America Ferrera & David Cross. IAD premiered at The LA Film Festival garnishing much critical acclaim and being described as “One of the funniest films of recent vintage” by The Hollywood Reporter and “A Triumph” by The Guardian UK. It’s A Disaster is distributed by Oscilloscope Pictures and Maya Entertainment and was released in theatres nationwide, on DVD and through various streaming outlets such as iTunes, Amazon, Netflix & Redbox (among others) in April 2013. Sales figures to date are over forty percent higher than the cost of production.

Later in 2013, Tip-Top Productions produced The Spymaster as a proof of concept for the feature-film espionage thriller the Ring of Five. The Spymaster was accepted into competition within the shorts program at the Little Rock Film Festival and is set to premiere there in May ’14.

Along with the Ring of Five and other feature scripts currently in development, TTP is in the post-production phase of a hard-hitting feature-length documentary, which currently remains unnamed and under wraps.

Most recently, TTP was signed on to produce an original-material television pilot entitled Cowboy Midnight; A Sci-Fi thriller anthology telling the interweaving stories of characters set in a technologically advanced future Earth. This incredibly dynamic project will go into production as of June ’14.

 

 


 

Rob McGillivray - Producer

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After graduating in 2002 from Stirling University in Scotland with a BA Honors in Marketing, Rob worked progressively for six years in a variety of sales and marketing positions within the financial and advertisement sectors in the UK. While completing his degree, Rob started out on a sales team for Scottish Hydro-Electric in 2001, increasing account sales by fifty accounts per week, working throughout the central belt of Scotland and quickly earning his stripes as top salesman within his first month with the company. He then moved to the advertising agency; WRT Group Plc. in 2004 to act as Sales Manager for their nationwide supermarket clientele. In 2005 Rob moved to London to take a position with the Hudson Highland Group in their Investment Banking and Financial Services division, servicing accounts for: Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Lehman Brothers, BNP Paribas, Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland.

In 2007, after a lifelong aspiration to engage in the entertainment industry, Rob relocated to Los Angeles to receive theatrical training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He has since worked solidly as an actor in a multitude of film, television, theatre and commercial productions.

Wishing to utilize his business background and skill set, Rob expanded into the world of production. In 2011, he was brought on as Producer to what would become the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival favorite Holiday Road, starring iCarly’s Jerry Trainor & Bridesmaids Wendi McLendon-Covey.

Later in 2011, Rob, along with his newly founded company Tip-Top Productions, signed on to produce the doomsday comedy It’s A Disaster, starring Julia Stiles, America Ferrera & David Cross. It’s A Disaster premiered at The LA Film Festival garnishing much critical acclaim and being described as “One of the funniest films of recent vintage” by The Hollywood Reporter and “A Triumph” by The Guardian UK. It’s A Disaster is distributed by Oscilloscope Pictures and Maya Entertainment.

With a passion for factually-based material, Rob is currently in development of the feature film The Ring of Five; A story based on the British master spy Kim Philby and the Cambridge Five who were found to be acting as double agents for both the British MI6 and the Russian KGB. Alongside the continued development of the feature script, Rob produced a snapshot short film version named The Spymaster as a proof of concept in 2013, which is set to premiere at the Little Rock Film Festival in May ’14.

Following in the theme of truth-based material and messages of value, Rob is entering the post-production phase of a hard-hitting feature-length documentary, which currently remains unnamed and under wraps.

Most recently, Rob was signed on to produce an original-material television pilot entitled Cowboy Midnight; A Sci-Fi thriller anthology telling the interweaving stories of characters set in a technologically-advanced future Earth. This incredibly dynamic project will go into production as of June ’14.