From the press pack:
Born in America, son of film director Joseph Losey, Gavrik came to the U.K. in 1955 and has lived here
ever since. He arrived to study economics and anthropology at London University. When his studies were over he entered the film industry, working for a documentary company as Assistant Editor with directors like Karel Reisz and Lindsay Anderson. Moving into camera work Losey worked as an assistant on the films ‘Tom Jones’, ‘The Girl with Green Eyes’ and ‘The Uncle’ amongst many others. Later he joined Granada TV’s ‘World in Action’ team as a cameraman covering current affairs in the world’s trouble spots.
From cameraman to assistant directing and on to the production side he then worked as Production Manager on ‘Thirty is a Dangerous Age’, ‘Cynthia’, ‘Robbery’, Lindsay Anderson’s ‘If’, Tony Richardson’s ‘Hamlet’, ‘Laughter in the Dark’ and ‘Ned Kelly’, filmed in Australia with Mick Jagger. He was Production Controller for the Beatles on ‘Magical Mystery Tour’, for EMI on ‘Villain’ starring Richard Burton and on Alistair MacLean’s ‘Fear is the Key’. In March 1970 he joined forces with David Puttnam and Sandy Lieberson at VPS/Goodtime Enterprises as Associate Producer and Producer; his credits included ‘Melody’, ‘Pied Piper’, That’ll Be The Day’, ‘Stardust’ and ‘Flame’.
He also produced ‘Little Malcolm’ for Apple Films which won major awards at Berlin and Atlanta, was Production Consultant on ‘The Greek Tycoon’ and produced ‘Agatha’ for Warner Bros./First Artists with Vanessa Redgrave and Dustin Hoffman. He spent a year developing the package of Gerald Durrell’s ‘My Family and Other Animals’ with Allen Klein’s Abkco Group and then produced ‘Babylon’, the black youth music movie for release soon.
Losey has formed a partnership with the writer Gordon Williams to develop films from original ideas and from the wealth of material already written by Williams including the book from which the film ‘Straw Dogs’ and the ‘Hazell’ books. The partnership is now preparing ‘Bornless Keeper’ for Cohn Sherborne to direct later this year.