Panthaki, who has featured in Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later, EastEnders, Ali G In Da House and co-produced and stared in Kidulthood, is currently putting the finishing touches to comedy film Convenience.
Convenience stars BAFTA Winner Vicky McClure (This is England), Adeel Akhtar (Four Lions/The Dictator) and Verne Troyer (Austin Powers/Dr Parnassus).
The Cult’s Matt Glass said: ‘Ray is a fantastic actor, producer and writer, and we’re hugely excited about the projects he has in the pipeline. The long list of successful films he has been involved with show that he’s a huge talent and we’re delighted to be able to work with him on the exciting movies he has coming up during the next few years.’
Panthaki added: ‘I’m excited to be working with the dynamic team at The Cult because of its fresh, innovative approach to the industry and its understanding that artistic integrity is paramount above all else.’
Kidulthood received critical acclaim and was nominated for two British Independent Film Awards in 2006: 'Best Achievement in Production' and 'Best Debut Director' - subsequently awarded with the latter. Later that year, Panthaki set up production company Urban Way.
This year Panthaki has penned his own TV series Jonestown and can currently be seen in cinemas in Interview with a Hitman and The Man Inside alongside Peter Mullan, David Harewood, Michelle Ryan and Ashley Thomas – a film he also produced through Urban Way.