By Ellie Calnan
UK production company Park The Bus has hired Jonny Tull, who heads distribution and exhibition outfit Tull Stories, to be film development and distribution director.
Tull will work with Park The Bus founder Greg Cruttwell on its slate of sports-related projects in tandem with the day-to-day operations of Tull Stories.
He is spearheading sales on documentary In The Middle, about the community of referees in grassroots football, directed by Cruttwell and released theatrically in the UK last month.
Park The Bus was founded in 2019 and produced sports drama The Football Monologues which was distributed by Tull Stories.
Cruttwell said: “I’m delighted that Jonny is taking on this new role, which entails working closely on all projects for Park the Bus. He has a real understanding of my work and how best to get it to as wide an audience as possible. He’s done top work on my projects so far and I’m excited to have him heavily involved in all new ones going forward”.
Tull said: “This is the natural progression for what has been a fruitful, fun and exciting learning curve for Tull Stories and Park the Bus since we first worked together in 2021. We’ve seen such a glowing response to Greg’s authentic, insightful filmmaking style and considerable interest from the UK and other territories, so we are excited about where we can take these brilliant projects.”