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.
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 went on to write a new take on the Robin Hood legend for Lionsgate, which he and Tunnell are producing with Otto Bathurst directing and Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Jamie Dornan, and Ben Mendelsohn starring. The film was released in March 2018. The duo have also set up a number of films around town including: Space Invaders at Warner Bros; 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 is on the second season of its award-winning show, Underground, which has become the flagship show for WGN.
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.