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Sebastian Godwin

Director

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Credits

IN DEVELOPMENT
Production (role):
THE DARK INSIDE
Project details:
Adaptation of the YA novel by Joy Wilkinson.
SCREENPLAY
Production (role):
LETS GO PLAY AT THE ADAMS’
Project details:
Adaptation of novel
FEATURE FILM
Production (role):
THE VISITOR
Company:
Film London/Microwave
Project details:
Commissioned through the Microwave production scheme. Psychological thriller developed out of short films THE GIRLS and RAINHORSE.
SHORT FILM
Date: 2008
Production (role):
THE RAIN HORSE
Company:
UK Film Council / BBC Films / Film London
Project details:
12 mins

Prod. Hugo Godwin

Executive Prods. Matthew Vizard and Beth Pattinson

Starring Jason Isaacs

Based on a short story by Ted Hughes

A father takes his children on holiday to Wales only to be terrorised by a wild horse

Selected for 16th Raindance Film Festival and Times BFI London Film Festival
Date: 2008
Production (role):
THREE MINUTE WONDER: NIGHT HAUNTS
Company:
Tigerlily Films / Channel 4
Project details:
4 x 3 mins

Prod. Hugo Godwin

Executive Prod. Natasha Dack

“The music sounds like a city breathing in its sleep, and each story has something slightly unsettling about it. Night Haunts gives your imagination elbow room. And, just above and below the elbow, goose bumps." Nancy Banks-Smith, The Guardian

“...something of a revelation. The four short films are dreamy, eerie, occasionally sad, but always intelligent...” Ben Marshall, Guardian Unlimited
Date: 2007
Production (role):
THE GIRLS
Company:
UK Film Council / Film London
Project details:
10 mins

Prod. Hugo Godwin

Executive Prod. Natasha Dack

Based on the short story Growing Up by Joyce Cary

Two sisters are playing in the garden when their father returns home. As dusk falls the atmosphere darkens.

Funded by the UK Film Council’s Digital Shorts scheme

Represented aboard by The British Council

Screened at over 25 international festivals including Edinburgh, London, Krakow, Sao Paolo and Milan

BIFA Nomination for Best UK Short Film

Nominated for Best UK Short Film, 15th Raindance Film Festival

Winner Dead by Dawn Award, London Short Film Festival
Date: 2006
Production (role):
THE END OF THE PARTY
Company:
PWSFTViT
Project details:
19 mins

Prod. Hugo Godwin

A film about a boy with a paralysing fear of the dark

Adapted from Graham Greene’s short story The End of the Party

Funded by The David Lean Foundation and The Leverhulme Trust

Winner: Best Student Short, Rome Independent Film Festival

Winner: Audience Prize Best Short Film, 27th Cambridge Film Festival
Date: 2004
Production (role):
THE LAND OF POLAND
Company:
PWSFTViT
Project details:
22 mins

Documentary film about a group of Roma Gypsies in southern Poland

The film is distributed by the British Council

Festivals include:
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
Documenta Madrid, Spain
Amnesty International Film Festival, USA
Ismailia International Film Festival, Egypt
Parnu International Film Festival, Estonia
Date: 2002
Production (role):
TOO CLOSE TO THE BONE
Company:
Talamasca Productions
Project details:
10 mins

A film about the memories of a dying man with an original score by George Fenton

Festivals include:
Brooklyn International Film Festival
15th Foyle Film Festival
SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:

Polish National Film School (PWSFTViT), Lodz
Directing – 2 year special course funded with a Leverhulme ‘Study Abroad’ Scholarship, 2004 - 2006

Magdalene College, University of Cambridge - BA Hons History of Art (2:1), 1998 - 2001

St. Albans School, St Albans, 1992 - 1999

GCE Advanced Level English Literature (A), History (A), R.S (A)
GCE – Special Level English Literature (Distinction), 1997

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Project details
  • Production (role): THE DARK INSIDE
    Project details: Adaptation of the YA novel by Joy Wilkinson.
  • Production (role)
    Project details
  • Production (role): LETS GO PLAY AT THE ADAMS’
    Project details: Adaptation of novel
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): THE VISITOR
    Company: Film London/Microwave
    Project details: Commissioned through the Microwave production scheme. Psychological thriller developed out of short films THE GIRLS and RAINHORSE.
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): THE RAIN HORSE
    Company: UK Film Council / BBC Films / Film London
    Project details: 12 mins

    Prod. Hugo Godwin

    Executive Prods. Matthew Vizard and Beth Pattinson

    Starring Jason Isaacs

    Based on a short story by Ted Hughes

    A father takes his children on holiday to Wales only to be terrorised by a wild horse

    Selected for 16th Raindance Film Festival and Times BFI London Film Festival
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): THREE MINUTE WONDER: NIGHT HAUNTS
    Company: Tigerlily Films / Channel 4
    Project details: 4 x 3 mins

    Prod. Hugo Godwin

    Executive Prod. Natasha Dack

    “The music sounds like a city breathing in its sleep, and each story has something slightly unsettling about it. Night Haunts gives your imagination elbow room. And, just above and below the elbow, goose bumps." Nancy Banks-Smith, The Guardian

    “...something of a revelation. The four short films are dreamy, eerie, occasionally sad, but always intelligent...” Ben Marshall, Guardian Unlimited
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): THE GIRLS
    Company: UK Film Council / Film London
    Project details: 10 mins

    Prod. Hugo Godwin

    Executive Prod. Natasha Dack

    Based on the short story Growing Up by Joyce Cary

    Two sisters are playing in the garden when their father returns home. As dusk falls the atmosphere darkens.

    Funded by the UK Film Council’s Digital Shorts scheme

    Represented aboard by The British Council

    Screened at over 25 international festivals including Edinburgh, London, Krakow, Sao Paolo and Milan

    BIFA Nomination for Best UK Short Film

    Nominated for Best UK Short Film, 15th Raindance Film Festival

    Winner Dead by Dawn Award, London Short Film Festival
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): THE END OF THE PARTY
    Company: PWSFTViT
    Project details: 19 mins

    Prod. Hugo Godwin

    A film about a boy with a paralysing fear of the dark

    Adapted from Graham Greene’s short story The End of the Party

    Funded by The David Lean Foundation and The Leverhulme Trust

    Winner: Best Student Short, Rome Independent Film Festival

    Winner: Audience Prize Best Short Film, 27th Cambridge Film Festival
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): THE LAND OF POLAND
    Company: PWSFTViT
    Project details: 22 mins

    Documentary film about a group of Roma Gypsies in southern Poland

    The film is distributed by the British Council

    Festivals include:
    International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
    Documenta Madrid, Spain
    Amnesty International Film Festival, USA
    Ismailia International Film Festival, Egypt
    Parnu International Film Festival, Estonia
  • Date: 2002
    Production (role): TOO CLOSE TO THE BONE
    Company: Talamasca Productions
    Project details: 10 mins

    A film about the memories of a dying man with an original score by George Fenton

    Festivals include:
    Brooklyn International Film Festival
    15th Foyle Film Festival
  • EDUCATION:

    Polish National Film School (PWSFTViT), Lodz
    Directing – 2 year special course funded with a Leverhulme ‘Study Abroad’ Scholarship, 2004 - 2006

    Magdalene College, University of Cambridge - BA Hons History of Art (2:1), 1998 - 2001

    St. Albans School, St Albans, 1992 - 1999

    GCE Advanced Level English Literature (A), History (A), R.S (A)
    GCE – Special Level English Literature (Distinction), 1997