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Joby Harold is an English screenwriter, producer and director who runs Safehouse Pictures with his producing partner, Tory Tunnell. The company was co-founded in 2005.

Joby Harold
London, England, UK
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, USA
Occupationscreenwriter, film producer, film director

Since moving the company out to Los Angeles in 2008, Harold's Safehouse Pictures has become known for making splashy entertainment with big unique worlds, great characters, and relevant themes. After writing and producing King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Harold and Tunnell went on to executive produce a new take on the Robin Hood legend for Lionsgate, with Otto Bathurst directing and Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Jamie Dornan, and Ben Mendelsohn starring.[1] The film is set to be released in November 2018. The duo have also set up a number of films around town including: Space Invaders at Warner Bros;[2] Puff The Magic Dragon at Fox with Trolls (film) helmer Mike Mitchell directing; Count at Warner Bros with William Eubank directing, etc.

Harold also produced My Blind Brother starring Adam Scott, Nick Kroll, and Jenny Slate, which was the highest selling film out of SXSW 2016 and was released by Lionsgate/Starz in the fall of 2016. In TV, Harold's Safehouse Pictures completed the second season of its award winning show, Underground (TV series), which become the flagship show for WGN before the network cancelled all of its original content. Harold and Tunnell most recently set up the ice skating drama Spinning Out at Netflix, which has a full 10-episode order.

Previously, Harold executive produced and wrote on Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. Harold also wrote and directed Awake for The Weinstein Company starring Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard and Lena Olin, which Tunnell also produced. Harold is currently writing the upcoming DC Extended Universe movie Flashpoint.


Year Film Director Story by Screenwriter Producer Notes
2007 Awake Yes Yes Yes No
Trumbo No No No No Documentary film;
'Thanks' credit
2010 Holy Rollers No No No No 'Thanks' credit
2014 Live. Die. Repeat.: Edge of Tomorrow No No No Executive
2016 My Blind Brother No No No Executive
2016-2017 Underground No No No Executive TV Series
2017 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword No Yes Yes Yes Co-story writer with David Dobkin;
Co-screenwriter with Guy Richie and Lionel Wigram
2019 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum No No No Executive
TBA The Flash No No Yes No


  1. ^ Jr, Mike Fleming (4 June 2015). "Lionsgate Engaging 'Peaky Blinders' Helmer Otto Bathurst To Helm 'Robin Hood: Origins'".
  2. ^ Jr, Mike Fleming (13 February 2015). "'Space Invaders' Lands Dan Kunka To Script".

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