Who

We are quintessential and honest story tellers who bring ideas to life through films and television.

Save Your Day Films is a television and film production company based in London, which was founded by Stephen Friedman in 2009. With strong footprint in the UK, Europe and Asian markets, Save Your Day Films opened up a sister company branch in Los Angeles USA to expand and grow even further. We develop, produce, distribute and offer consultation services on television and film projects. Save Your Day Films strives to bring a unique touch to documentaries, short films, TV shows and scripted series while reflecting the spirit of the project in the best way possible. Being in the industry for over a decade now, SYDF has worked with renowned international TV networks such as Fox, Nat Geo, NBC, Travel Channel, Ovation TV, Journy TV, Discovery, MTV, BBC and ITV to name a few.

SYDF is successful in managing an exceptional roster of talent from all over the world. We work closely with our highly motivated partners such as Propagate, Endemol Shine Group, E one Enter-tainment, Sky Vision, Looking Glass Media and Blue Ant Media to name a few to achieve goals in different types of production belonging to varied genres. We believe in prioritising producing unique content without compromising on its sincerity.

We have been fortunate enough to collaborate with a number of award-winning writers and directors, producing many successful documentaries, TV shows and scripted series with over 26 titles under SYDFilms in production over the next several years. We have also been nominated as Best Travel Series in the Independent Track at the renowned Travel Video Awards.

Stephen Friedman

Stephen Friedman is the Founder and Executive Producer of Save Your Day Films. He made his mark in the television and film industry by creating, producing and selling his first title ‘The Blueprint’ to Fox Networks at the young age of 23. Over a decade later Stephen has become a skilled executive producer, film maker and a show runner with dozens of titles to his name.

Aniko Michnya

Aniko Michnya is the UK Managing Director of SYDF. She is a graduate in Media/Journalism from Hungary. After a stint of 15 years in fashion industry and television commercials, Aniko joined SYDF and collaborated with Stephen from 2014. Apart from assisting to build SYDF of what it is today, Aniko has managed several international TV networks, brands, distribution companies, producers, talents and directors in both television and films.

Leila Daynes

Leila Daynes is the Director of SYDF US branch. Being in the industry for a decade now, after getting a degree in Journalism. Leila then worked as a journalist, producer and host for several television shows, including the weather forecast for ProSie-benSat1 in Europe. She has also acted in different television series and movies globally. She also owned an artist management company which she successfully sold in 2019 and opened up Save Your Day Films US.