Film - The Portable Door


Adapted from Tom Holt’s popular 7-book fantasy series, Sam Neill joins Christoph Waltz and Patrick Gibson to star in Sky's new fantasy-adventure-comedy The Portable Door...


Press Release

Also joining the cast are Miranda Otto, Chris Pang, Jessica De Gouw, Rachel House, Arka Das, Damon Herriman and newcomer Sophie Wilde.

Paul Carpenter (Patrick Gibson) is a new intern at the mysterious London firm JW Wells. Sure, Paul is grateful to have a stable job at a respectable company, however, he and Sophie (Sophie Wilde), the other new intern who started the same day, become steadily aware that their employers are anything but conventional. Peculiarities start arising throughout the building, not to mention the bizarre interactions with the board members. Charismatic villains Humphrey Wells (Christoph Waltz), the CEO of the company, and middle manager Dennis Tanner (Sam Neill) are disrupting the world of magic by bringing modern corporate strategy to ancient magical practices. But when goblins take over the office after-hours, it's pretty much confirmed that JW Wells & Co. is into a bit more magic than corporate takeovers....

A Jim Henson Company, Story Bridge Films and Sky production, Jeffrey Walker directs the film, which started Principal Photography on 7 June in Queensland, Australia, from a screenplay adapted by Leon Ford.


“Director Jeffrey Walker is leading an amazing cast and creative team to bring to life the high-fantasy setting and unique humour of The Portable Door,” said executive producer Lisa Henson. “An unexpected adventure filled with deeply funny moments; The Portable Door is poised to be the next Henson fan favourite.”

Julia Stuart, Director of Original Film at Sky added “It’s very exciting to continue to build our content offering in Original film with such legendary partners as The Jim Henson Company and Story Bridge Films alongside our friends at Arclight Films. The Portable Door is going to be an unmissable adventure with a very British sense of humour that I cannot wait to share with Sky Cinema customers across all our markets.”

The Portable Door, a Sky Original, is produced by Blanca Lista from The Jim Henson Company and Todd Fellman from Story Bridge Films. The Jim Henson Company’s Lisa Henson and Chris Lytton are executive producing as well as Arclight Films’ Gary Hamilton, Brian Beckmann and Ying Ye, alongside Julia Stuart and Laura Grange from Sky and Stan’s Cailah Scobie and Shana Levine.

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