Who We Are

ReelArt’s principals have an impressive track record encompassing all aspects of the Company’s activities.  Matthew O’Toole, Daniel O’Toole and Brian O’Callaghan  have collaborated over the years on a number of successful ventures and are uniquely placed to capitalise on projects and opportunities as they arise.

Please click on each biography, for further details of Matthew, DanielBrian,Marios and Steve.


Matthew O’Toole – Film Producer

Matthew O’Toole is one of Hollywood’s hottest film producers with a string of successful movies under his belt including The Expendables and Rambo, Brian DePalma’s The Black Dahlia and the action-thriller, Streets of Blood, starring Val Kilmer, Sharon Stone, and 50 Cent.  A successful producer in his own right, Matthew works closely with Nu Image/Millennium Films as Senior VP of Production and is one of the industry’s leading independent film producers.  Right now, Matthew is in pre-production on the hotly-anticipated Expendables 2 as well as Executive Producer on The Wedding with a star-studded cast including Robert DeNiro, Amanda Seyfried, Katherine Heigl, Robin Williams, Susan Sarandon and Diane Keaton.  The Conan The Barbarian reboot is another one of Matthew’s upcoming movies due for a 2011 summer release.

Matthew began his career in the film industry as a production accountant on a number of high-profile major studio productions including Mary Shelley’s FrankensteinThe Secret GardenJudge DreddEvitaOthello and The Avengers. He quickly moved up the ranks to become a senior production accountant and financial controller on some highly prestigious movies including two for Ridley Scott – Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven. During this period, Matthew was also responsible for a number of other productions including Billy Elliott and Troy as well as HBO’s groundbreaking mini series Band of Brothers.

Marios-Stephanos Hamboulides – Creative Executive

Recently producing commercial campaigns for Land Rover, Nissan and Mazda, Marios built up a wealth of experience across a broad range of budgets and formats through his roles as Assistant Director, Location Manager and Production Manager popular within Fim, Television and commercials. With credits that include Agatha Christies Poirot, Neil Jordans ‘End of the Affair’and Jerry Bruckheimers ‘National Treasure’, Marios brings over a decade of production experience toward his current role of Producer / Director and is developing a number of feature and tv projects.

He has been involved in the production of numerous short films which have showed at festivals worldwide and picked up for distribution. With several completed feature screenplays at various stages of development under his belt his recent film ‘Rekindle’ as Writer / Director starring Tom Conti is combination of his efforts toward his passion for comedy.

Steve Handley – Creative Executive

Before writing full-time, Steve Handley worked in the Home Office, covering all the major departments as well as the Ministerial Private Office.

Steve was a writer on The Bill for over 13 years. His episode Follow Through, set in a female prison, achieved the then highest viewing figure and a 90 minute special, Money Man, was short-listed for the Race In Media drama award.

Other television work includes 3 x 60+ minutes Crimewatch Files, Holby City, and Pig Boy for the BBC SCENE strand which is now included in the BBC Learning Zone Broadband site. Filmwork includes Man In The Box (developed as ‘D.C.’ for Castle Rock Productions) co-written with Paul Schoolman and Alice Krige and based on Steve’s original idea. Steve was mentor to a group of students on the Video and Digital Media Degree Course at Wolverhampton University.

Away from film and television Steve contributed to Kiki Kendrick’s one-woman show NEXT! which was seen at the 2010 Edinburgh Festival. Steve is currently developing a number of projects with ReelArt Media.

Daniel O’Toole – Managing Director

Daniel O’Toole’s career in the film industry progressed to General Manager of Village Roadshow Pictures (Australia) from 1989 to 1991.  He created and implemented ‘The Silver Series’, a slate of low-budget movies that turned a profit before they had started shooting.  Daniel also served as Producer on two of the Silver Series films all of which were brought in on time and under budget.

Daniel then joined forces with legendary film financier and producer Jack Schwartzman, famously responsible for returning Sean Connery to his rightful role as James Bond and arranging independent financing for Never Say Never Again.  Working with Schwartzman, Daniel was able to add considerably to his expanding knowledge of film finance and distribution.

In 1993, Daniel began his collaboration with Brian O’Callaghan on a number of co-financing ventures and worked closely with several major studios and producers.

Daniel has also enjoyed success in a Silicon Valley start up venture to develop a patented technology that enabled the delivery of animated content on demand over the Internet.   Daniel completed successful negotiations for the acquisition of several thousand hours of animated content and successfully raised $4 million of equity over several rounds of financing

Brian O’Callaghan – Head of Business Affairs

Brian O’Callaghan has a broad range of experience in business and industry management with an in-depth knowledge of contractual issues that surround the film industry.

In 1990 Brian joined forces with Nick Montgomery, former young accountant of the year and Financial Director of McLeod Russell PLC. They designed a financial product to assist in the profiling of companies seeking investment. This methodology would test assumptions and result in a 24-hour assessment. This form of profiling acted as an enabling document that was acceptable to the DTI for grant submissions.  More significantly, it brought Brian into contact with a number of media companies seeking external financing.

In 1993 Brian was asked to assist the late Stanley O’Toole then managing director of Warner Bros in the set up of an independent film company. This relationship endured until Stanley’s death in 2004.  Along with Daniel & Matthew O’Toole, Brian has blueprinted many financing structures which have resulted in collaborations with uber producers Robert Evans, Alan Ladd Jr and several studios.

Brian’s knowledge of the entertainment industry and the complexities of media finance place him firmly as ReelArt’s Head of Business Affairs.