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Don Boyd

Director

Don Boyd began his career at the BBC after graduating from the London Film School in 1970. He then directed over 40 commercials and two feature films, Intimate Reflections and East of Elephant Rock starring John Hurt premiered at the London Film Festival in 1976. In the 1980’s he produced celebrated British films like Alan Clarke’s Scum, Jarman’s The Tempest, Lindsay Anderson’s Look Back In Anger, and the Palme D’Or nominated opera film Aria with Robert Altman, Nicolas Roeg, Jean-Luc Godard, Ken Russell and Derek Jarman. He then returned to his directorial career with Twenty One written by Zoe Heller, Kleptomania, Lucia, My Kingdom written by the Guardian’s Nick Davies starring Richard Harris and directed many celebrated documentaries including Andrew and Jeremy Get Married for BBC’s Storyville produced by Nick Fraser which was nominated for IDFA and premiered at TIFF. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Exeter in the College of Humanities (where he is an Honorary Doctor), was a Governor of the London Film School for 30 years and has been Artistic Director of www.hibrow.tv, the online platform for the arts where he has created over 200 hours of original arts programming including several features documentaries premiered at several major festivals – Sundance, Telluride, London, New York, Melbourne, Karlovy Vary. He is preparing a feature film to direct set in Morocco (Beatrice and Her Father) and is writing a major drama series for production in 2017/18.

He has written for The Guardian, Times, Sunday Times and The Independent. His novel

Margot’s Secrets was published in 2011 and has been optioned for a film to be produced in

2018. He has lectured at a broad range of institutions globally, most particularly a roster of

master classes on filmmaking for The Guardian in 2014/15.

Credits

FEATURE FILM
Date: 2015
Production (role):
A Moment of Mishearing
Project details:
Documentary - written by Amit Chaudhuri
Date: 2016
Production (role):
Love Strings
Project details:
Documentary starring Susanne Hou
Date: 2015
Production (role):
Hedda
Date: 2015
Production (role):
The Salon
Project details:
Documentary
Date: 2014
Production (role):
AfriqueCannes
Project details:
Documentary
Date: 2014
Production (role):
6 DesiresL DH Lawrence and Sardinia
Project details:
Written and directed by Mark Cousins
Date: 2014
Production (role):
Life May Be (Producer)
Project details:
Written & directed by Mania Akbari & Mark Cousins
Date: 2013
Production (role):
Here Be Dragons (Producer)
Project details:
Written & Directed by Mark Cousins
Date: 2008
Production (role):
Professional Woman of the Year
Project details:
Short
Date: 2004
Production (role):
Andrew and Jeremy Get Married
Project details:
Documentary
Date: 2001
Production (role):
My Kingdom
Project details:
Starring Richard Harris
Date: 2000
Production (role):
Donald and Luba: A Family Movie
Project details:
Documentary
Date: 1998
Production (role):
Lucia
Date: 1995
Production (role):
Kleptomania
Project details:
Written by Don Boyd

Starring Amy Irving & Patsy Kensit
Date: 1993
Production (role):
The Babe Business
Project details:
Documentary
Date: 1993
Production (role):
Vicars
Project details:
Documentary
Date: 1991
Production (role):
Twenty-One
Project details:
Starring Patsy Kensit
Date: 1989
Production (role):
War Requiem (Producer)
Project details:
Written & Directed by Derek Jarman
Date: 1987
Production (role):
The Last of England (Producer)
Project details:
Directed by Derek Jarman. Starring Tilda Swinton
Date: 1986
Production (role):
Captive (Producer)
Project details:
Written & Directed by Paul Mayersberg
Date: 1981
Production (role):
Honky Tonk Freeway (Producer)
Project details:
Directed by John Schlesinger
Date: 1980
Production (role):
The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (Executive Producer)
Project details:
Written and directed by Julien Temple
Date: 1980
Production (role):
Hussy (Executive Producer)
Project details:
Written & directed by Matthew Chapman
Date: 1979
Production (role):
The Tempest (Executive Producer)
Project details:
Written and Directed by Derek Jarman
Date: 1979
Production (role):
Scum (Executive Producer)
Project details:
Directed by Alan Clarke - starring Ray Winstone
Date: 1979
Production (role):
The Princess and the Pea
Project details:
Short
Date: 1978
Production (role):
East of Elephant Rock
Project details:
Written by Don Boyd.
Starring John Hurt
Date: 1974
Production (role):
Ultimate Reflections
Project details:
Written by Dom Boyd
TELEVISION
Date: 2003
Production (role):
The Passions of Louis Malle
Project details:
Documentary
Date: 2000
Production (role):
Hidden Love
Date: 2000
Production (role):
The Susan Smith Story
Project details:
Written by Don Boyd
Date: 1998
Production (role):
Full Frontal in Flip Flops
Date: 1997
Production (role):
The Ruby Wax Show
Project details:
Starring Ruby Wax
Date: 1996
Production (role):
Ruby Wax Meets...
Project details:
Starring Ruby Wax
Date: 1995
Production (role):
Ruby's Health Quest
Project details:
Starring Ruby Wax
Date: 1994
Production (role):
The Last Afrikaner
Project details:
Written and Starring Rian Malan
Date: 1993
Production (role):
Man God and Africa
Project details:
Written by Don Boyd
Date: 1989
Production (role):
Goldeneye
Project details:
Starring Charles Dance

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Project details
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): A Moment of Mishearing
    Project details: Documentary - written by Amit Chaudhuri
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): Love Strings
    Project details: Documentary starring Susanne Hou
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): Hedda
    Project details:
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): The Salon
    Project details: Documentary
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): AfriqueCannes
    Project details: Documentary
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): 6 DesiresL DH Lawrence and Sardinia
    Project details: Written and directed by Mark Cousins
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): Life May Be (Producer)
    Project details: Written & directed by Mania Akbari & Mark Cousins
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): Here Be Dragons (Producer)
    Project details: Written & Directed by Mark Cousins
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): Professional Woman of the Year
    Project details: Short
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): Andrew and Jeremy Get Married
    Project details: Documentary
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): My Kingdom
    Project details: Starring Richard Harris
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): Donald and Luba: A Family Movie
    Project details: Documentary
  • Date: 1998
    Production (role): Lucia
    Project details:
  • Date: 1995
    Production (role): Kleptomania
    Project details: Written by Don Boyd

    Starring Amy Irving & Patsy Kensit
  • Date: 1993
    Production (role): The Babe Business
    Project details: Documentary
  • Date: 1993
    Production (role): Vicars
    Project details: Documentary
  • Date: 1991
    Production (role): Twenty-One
    Project details: Starring Patsy Kensit
  • Date: 1989
    Production (role): War Requiem (Producer)
    Project details: Written & Directed by Derek Jarman
  • Date: 1987
    Production (role): The Last of England (Producer)
    Project details: Directed by Derek Jarman. Starring Tilda Swinton
  • Date: 1986
    Production (role): Captive (Producer)
    Project details: Written & Directed by Paul Mayersberg
  • Date: 1981
    Production (role): Honky Tonk Freeway (Producer)
    Project details: Directed by John Schlesinger
  • Date: 1980
    Production (role): The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (Executive Producer)
    Project details: Written and directed by Julien Temple
  • Date: 1980
    Production (role): Hussy (Executive Producer)
    Project details: Written & directed by Matthew Chapman
  • Date: 1979
    Production (role): The Tempest (Executive Producer)
    Project details: Written and Directed by Derek Jarman
  • Date: 1979
    Production (role): Scum (Executive Producer)
    Project details: Directed by Alan Clarke - starring Ray Winstone
  • Date: 1979
    Production (role): The Princess and the Pea
    Project details: Short
  • Date: 1978
    Production (role): East of Elephant Rock
    Project details: Written by Don Boyd.
    Starring John Hurt
  • Date: 1974
    Production (role): Ultimate Reflections
    Project details: Written by Dom Boyd
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Project details
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): The Passions of Louis Malle
    Project details: Documentary
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): Hidden Love
    Project details:
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): The Susan Smith Story
    Project details: Written by Don Boyd
  • Date: 1998
    Production (role): Full Frontal in Flip Flops
    Project details:
  • Date: 1997
    Production (role): The Ruby Wax Show
    Project details: Starring Ruby Wax
  • Date: 1996
    Production (role): Ruby Wax Meets...
    Project details: Starring Ruby Wax
  • Date: 1995
    Production (role): Ruby's Health Quest
    Project details: Starring Ruby Wax
  • Date: 1994
    Production (role): The Last Afrikaner
    Project details: Written and Starring Rian Malan
  • Date: 1993
    Production (role): Man God and Africa
    Project details: Written by Don Boyd
  • Date: 1989
    Production (role): Goldeneye
    Project details: Starring Charles Dance