Vision & Mission

Established in 2015 by co-founders Stephen Friedman and Aniko Michnya-Baillie, Save Your Day Films is a London-based, award-winning television and film production company with 25 years of combined experience. Renowned for our passion in crafting captivating narratives, we stand as pioneers in the industry.

Our global footprint goes beyond borders, connecting with diverse cultures and uncovering inspiring stories worldwide. Collaborating with talented freelancers globally and top film school students, we are committed to delivering exceptional content. Specializing in factual programming and travel content, we infuse each production with a unique, authentic touch, resulting in narratives that resonate with the audience and leave a lasting impact.

At the heart of Save Your Day Films is the belief that exceptional storytelling stems from the remarkable tales of individuals and their experiences. This philosophy positions us as industry leaders, dedicated to the art of compelling storytelling and excellence in television and film production.

With over a decade of rich history, we excel in development, production, distribution, and consultation services. Our expertise has led to meaningful partnerships with international TV networks like Fox, Nat Geo, NBC, Travel Channel, Ovation TV, Journy TV, Discovery, MTV, and more. At Save Your Day Films, we go beyond creating projects; we craft experiences that resonate and endure, consistently captivating global audiences.

Co-Founder

Stephen Friedman

Stephen, Co-Founder and Executive Producer of Save Your Day Films, demonstrating a remarkable career in the television and film industry. His journey began with a notable achievement when, at the young age of 23, he created, produced, and successfully sold his first title, ‘The Blueprint,’ to Fox Networks. This early success laid the foundation for a career characterized by creativity, entrepreneurship, and a keen understanding of the entertainment landscape.

With over a decade of experience, Stephen has evolved into an executive producer, filmmaker, and showrunner. His portfolio boasts a multitude of titles, showcasing his diverse skills and expertise. Beyond the initial success of ‘The Blueprint,’ Stephen has continued to make significant contributions to the industry, earning a reputation for his ability to conceptualize, produce, and deliver compelling content.

As a driving force behind Save Your Day Films, Stephen’s role extends beyond the conventional, marking him as a visionary leader in the ever-evolving world of television and film.

Company Manager

Aniko Michnya-Baillie

Aniko is the UK Company Manager, Executive Producer, and Co-Founder of Save Your Day Films. She holds a degree in Media/Journalism from Hungary and boasts a rich background with 15 years of experience in the fashion industry and television commercials. Aniko joined SYDF in collaboration with Stephen, contributing significantly to the company’s growth.

Her expertise extends to managing various aspects of the entertainment industry, including international TV networks, brands, distribution companies, producers, talents, and directors in both television and films. Aniko’s role in building SYDF into its current form highlights her leadership and strategic contributions to the company’s success.

Brands

We elevate projects, shape trends, and meet demands with visionary brands and partners, crafting stories that inspire and leave a lasting impact.