Action Plus Media is an independent production company based in North Kent with a background of producing documentary, drama and feature films. Ken Rowles and Steve Marians set up the company having worked together since being film editors at the Film Producers Guild in London.
Ken trained at Merton Park Studios and Film Producers Guild in the editing department and production management working on documentaries for BP, Government and many of the City blue chip companies.
He formed KFR Productions a post production facilities business in Covent Garden editing drama programmes for Anglia Television, commercials, documentaries and films for cinema including Jean-Luc Godard's 'ONE PLUS ONE' with the Rolling Stones.
He joined Cupid Productions as a producer and made his first feature film 'VENOM' at Twickenham Film Studios, Steve was a member of the editing team and together they made a pilot film 'GIVE ME A RING SOMETIME' for the GO GIRL television series with HTV.
Ken went on to direct and produce for cinema a short film that has become a classic 'TAKE AN EASY RIDE' and over the next few years he made various feature films before directing 'TRIBUTE TO HER MAJESTY' presented by Sir John Mills.
In 2004-5 from Three Mills Studio he directed and produced 'SAILING BUY' a six part boating series filmed on location in UK, Mediterranean and Caribbean Sea.
Since 2006 Ken has worked with Steve developing various feature and documentary scripts and promoted film festivals and the Kent Film Awards for young filmmakers.
Ken and Steve are now working on 'THE WRECK' with Parkland Pictures a documentary for television to be screened in 2014.
Steve began his professional career in theatre stage management before joining television as a researcher. As a screenwriter, editor or director he worked on over 150 documentaries and twelve features including award winning 'WORLD IN ACTION' and 'THE ROLLING STONES IN HYDE PARK'.
Steve formed Keymedia to make documentary films for television throughout the world including Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia and North America.
He directed with Simon Ward a documentary special about vet and author James Herriot. The programme was produced by Simon Ward and Ken Rowles and screened by BBC, Discovery and A&E in America.