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LOUISA FIELDEN is a multi-award winning director whose films have screened at BAFTA and Oscar-qualifying festivals worldwide. After premiering at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, her viral- smash short film, People You May Know, debuted online to 250,000 views in 48 hours. And the film won the 2019 Best British Drama at The Discover Film Awards (from over 5,000 submissions). With her unique technical background as a VFX Supervisor, Louisa progressed to become Second Unit Director on Atlantis, a BAFTA-nominated fantasy drama series for BBC One and BBC America. Her other recent television credits include Crazyhead (Netflix/E4) and War of the Worlds (FOX/Canal+). Louisa graduated from Oxford University with a first class degree. She was selected for Channel 4’s Emerging Director Talent Scheme in association with Directors UK, and is a 2020 BAFTA Crew member.

Credits

SHORT FILMS
Date: 2020
Production (role):
PATRICK - Writer and Director
Project details:
8’ Comedy drama

Funded by Exeter Phoenix, with support from Arts Council England.
Date: 2018
Production (role):
PEOPLE YOU MAY KNOW - Writer and Director
Project details:
17’ Drama

A #MeToo drama starring Aiysha Hart (Line of Duty, Colette, A Discovery of Witches) and Joseph Timms (Atlantis)

FESTIVALS:
Cannes Film Festival 2018
Palm Springs International ShortFest 2018 (Oscar-qualifying)
Norwich Film Festival 2018 (BIFA-qualifying)
Charlotte Film Festival 2018 (Nominated: Best Narrative Film, Best Social Justice Film)
Aesthetica Film Festival 2018 (Finalist, BAFTA-qualifying)
Date: 2010
Production (role):
JUMP! - Writer and Director
Project details:
4' Dark comedy

Screened at 40 international film festivals, including:
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010
Cambridge Film Festival 2010 (BAFTA-qualifying)
Encounters Film Festival 2010 (BAFTA-qualifying)
San Francisco Independent Film Festival 2010
TELEVISION
Date: 2019
Production (role):
WAR OF THE WORLDS - EPK/Online Director
Company:
Urban Myth Films/Canal +
Project details:
8 Episodes
Online behind the scenes episodes of epic new sci-fi series for FOX, starring Gabriel Byrne.
Date: 2017
Production (role):
HOLLYOAKS - Director
Company:
Lime Pictures/C4
Project details:
Channel 4's celebrated single camera continuing drama series. Selected as part of Channel 4's Emerging Diverse Directors initiative in association with Directors UK.
Date: 2016
Production (role):
CRAZYHEAD - EPK Director
Company:
Channel 4/Netflix USA
Project details:
6 Episodes

Online behind the scenes episodes of RTS award-winning comedy drama series for Channel 4 and Netflix USA.
Date: 2013-2015
Production (role):
ATLANTIS - 2nd Unit Director (26 episodes over 2 seasons)
Company:
BBC/Urban Myth Films
Project details:
BAFTA-nominated fantasy drama series for BBC One, BBC America and Urban Myth Films, starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Mark Addy, Sarah Parish and Amy Manson.
Date: 2012
Production (role):
MERLIN - VFX Photographer
Company:
Shine/BBC
Project details:
BAFTA-winning historical drama series for BBC One and Shine Limited.
MUSIC VIDEOS AND COMMERCIALS
Production (role):
VARIOUS BRANDS
Project details:
Commercials for leading brands including Levi Jeans and Facebook. Music video work includes content for Passion Pit and Vaults.
SCREENWRITING
Production (role):
ARRANGEMENT - Co-writer and Creator
Company:
What Larks! Productions
Project details:
Original comedy-drama series optioned to What Larks!

Attached as the show’s lead director.

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Project details
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): PATRICK - Writer and Director
    Project details: 8’ Comedy drama

    Funded by Exeter Phoenix, with support from Arts Council England.
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): PEOPLE YOU MAY KNOW - Writer and Director
    Project details: 17’ Drama

    A #MeToo drama starring Aiysha Hart (Line of Duty, Colette, A Discovery of Witches) and Joseph Timms (Atlantis)

    FESTIVALS:
    Cannes Film Festival 2018
    Palm Springs International ShortFest 2018 (Oscar-qualifying)
    Norwich Film Festival 2018 (BIFA-qualifying)
    Charlotte Film Festival 2018 (Nominated: Best Narrative Film, Best Social Justice Film)
    Aesthetica Film Festival 2018 (Finalist, BAFTA-qualifying)
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): JUMP! - Writer and Director
    Project details: 4' Dark comedy

    Screened at 40 international film festivals, including:
    Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010
    Cambridge Film Festival 2010 (BAFTA-qualifying)
    Encounters Film Festival 2010 (BAFTA-qualifying)
    San Francisco Independent Film Festival 2010
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): WAR OF THE WORLDS - EPK/Online Director
    Company: Urban Myth Films/Canal +
    Project details: 8 Episodes
    Online behind the scenes episodes of epic new sci-fi series for FOX, starring Gabriel Byrne.
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): HOLLYOAKS - Director
    Company: Lime Pictures/C4
    Project details: Channel 4's celebrated single camera continuing drama series. Selected as part of Channel 4's Emerging Diverse Directors initiative in association with Directors UK.
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): CRAZYHEAD - EPK Director
    Company: Channel 4/Netflix USA
    Project details: 6 Episodes

    Online behind the scenes episodes of RTS award-winning comedy drama series for Channel 4 and Netflix USA.
  • Date: 2013-2015
    Production (role): ATLANTIS - 2nd Unit Director (26 episodes over 2 seasons)
    Company: BBC/Urban Myth Films
    Project details: BAFTA-nominated fantasy drama series for BBC One, BBC America and Urban Myth Films, starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Mark Addy, Sarah Parish and Amy Manson.
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): MERLIN - VFX Photographer
    Company: Shine/BBC
    Project details: BAFTA-winning historical drama series for BBC One and Shine Limited.
  • Production (role)
    Project details
  • Production (role): VARIOUS BRANDS
    Project details: Commercials for leading brands including Levi Jeans and Facebook. Music video work includes content for Passion Pit and Vaults.
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): ARRANGEMENT - Co-writer and Creator
    Company: What Larks! Productions
    Project details: Original comedy-drama series optioned to What Larks!

    Attached as the show’s lead director.