Vaughn originally embarked on a career working as an assistant director on films such as Beauty And The Beast, The Danish Girl, Tarzan, Heart of the Sea, The Fifth Estate, Kick Ass 2, Quantum of Solace, The Dark Knight, Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter pts 7 and 8, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and World War Z.
In November and December 2013, Vaughn wrote and directed his first short film ‘Yussef Is Complicated’. Starring Miranda Raison, Alex Lawther and Jamie Ballard, the film explores the troubled life of Yussef, a young Iraqi refugee and war orphan struggling to adapt to life in the UK. The film won the coveted People’s Choice Award for Best Short Film at the TIFF Kids International Film Festival in April 2015, won second prize for Best Short Film at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival and was shortlisted for Best Short Film at the Reel Film Festival and the Seoul International Film Festival.
In 2016/17, Vaughn wrote and directed his first feature film; the black comedy/ thriller TERMINAL . Set in the dark heart of a sprawling, anonymous city, ‘Terminal’ follows the twisting tales of two assassins embroiled in a sinister mission, a teacher battling a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor and a mysterious waitress leading a double life. Murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night as their lives all intertwine at the hands of an infamous criminal mastermind, hell-bent on revenge. The film stars Margot Robbie, Mike Myers, Simon Pegg, Max Irons and Dexter Fletcher and was produced by David Barron’s BeaglePug Films and Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment.
He is currently adapting the graphic novel Smoketown for Grand View and a rewrite on a feature Price Of Fame for JDC Productions.