Our story

Tull Stories is a cinema exhibition and film distribution agency.

We support independent cinemas, arts and culture organisations, film festivals and film distributors on projects spanning independent film releases, film booking services, audience development, fundraising and more.

Our film release projects are a diverse mix of documentary, world cinema, outdoor/adventure documentaries and independent features.

Tull Stories is led by UK cinema consultant and John Brabourne awardee Jonny Tull.

Jonny has over 25 years of working the UK film exhibition sector and has been working in film distribution since 2017.

He specialises in the areas of audience strategy, film distribution, film programming, fundraising, audience development and marketing.

Jonny says:

“I am passionate about audiences coming together for great cinema experiences, and feeling the power of film. My experience as a marketing and programming specialist in film exhibition has given me a wealth of understanding about why audiences visit the cinema – and why they may not.

“Hailing from a working-class background, I know what the barriers between audiences and cinema may be. I want to help cinemas shatter those barriers, and my work is all about opening up opportunities to celebrate diverse stories and voices and provide access to cinema for everyone.”

Tull Stories’ recent projects have included researching the impact of COVID-19 on UK industry and audience development planning for the film exhibition sector; devising audience strategies for in-development feature films; creating growth strategies for cultural venues and festivals; and the distribution of feature films and documentaries into UK cinemas.

Jonny is Chair of the Board of Trustees at Queen’s Hall Arts in Hexham, Northumberland; a member of the Arts Marketing Association, an advisor on the BFI Film Audience Network’s Advice scheme and teaches programming and marketing on Exhibition Cultures, Newcastle University’s MA in Film Studies.

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“Progressive, curious and thrilling to work with, Jonny’s talents are broad enough to cover an extraordinarily wide range of cultural work, while his heart is big enough to genuinely care.”

Leigh Venus
Strategic Cultural Development Manager, Groundwork South and North Tyneside

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