At the heart of Holy Bucket Productions lies a commitment to telling stories in ways that engage audiences. We believe in the power of narrative to engage people. The basis of any film is a great screenplay.


Lead writer Mike Riddell has spent a lifetime working on various forms of writing: novels, plays, and films. He brings that experience to bear on his many projects, and is sought after as a writer on numerous international projects.


Mike Riddell

The Climber

Legend. Asshole. Enigma. Hero. People would follow Gary Hemming anywhere: into bed, into trouble and up the most dangerous mountains in the world. In 1966 he became the most famous man in France – an outsider, an American, no less, who defied the authorities with an audacious Alpine rescue: a daring DIY dash up notorious mountain the Dru. But the rescue threw into jeopardy everything he ever believed in, and even his life. UK - France

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