DAVID S. GOYER- Creator, Writer, Executive Producer and Director of Episodes 101, 102
JULIE GARDNER - Executive Producer, Adjacent Productions
David S. Goyer teamed with Christopher Nolan on the screenplay for the billion-dollar blockbuster The Dark Knight, for which they earned a Writers Guild of America Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. He and Nolan first collaborated on the screenplay for Batman Begins, which successfully brought the iconic character back to his origins. Goyer more recently scripted the upcoming Man of Steel, based on a story he conceived with Nolan and slated for release on June 14, 2013.
Goyer has earned a stellar reputation for telling character-driven stories adapted from the otherworldly realms of superheroes, fantasy and the supernatural. His breakout came in 1998 when he wrote the action hit Blade, starring Wesley Snipes, based on the Marvel Comics vampire hunter who is, himself, half-vampire. He then wrote 2002’s Blade II, on which he also served as an executive producer. In 2004, he directed, wrote and produced the last of the trilogy, Blade: Trinity.
In 2002, Goyer made his feature film directorial debut with the drama ZigZag, which he also wrote the screenplay based on the acclaimed novel by Landon Napoleon. His other directing credits include The Invisible, starring Justin Chatwin and Marcia Gay Harden, and the hit supernatural thriller, The Unborn, based on his own original screenplay and starring Odette Yustman and Gary Oldman.
In addition to screenwriting, Goyer’s writing credits include his first novel, “Heaven’s Shadow,” cowritten with Michael Cassutt. Written as a trilogy, the story centers around the discovery of an object of unknown origin headed toward Earth. The second novel, “Heaven’s War,” was just released.
He made his debut in video games with the story for the smash hit, “Call of Duty: Black Ops,” and penned the story for the upcoming “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.” His love of comic books also led to a four-year stint actually writing one for DC Comics. He is a co-writer of “The Justice Society,” which was one of DC’s biggest hits.
Goyer recently wrapped production on his latest television series, “Da Vinci’s Demons,” on which he serves as a creator, writer, director, and executive producer.
JANE TRANTER - Executive Producer, Adjacent Productions
Julie Gardner is Executive Producer of the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci's Demons” for Adjacent Productions. Julie Gardner is responsible for scripted drama development for BBC Worldwide Productions, bringing the best of the BBC to US audiences, as well as Adjacent Productions, where she nurtures relationships with top-level writers to create new and unique dramas for US networks. Since joining BBC Worldwide Productions in 2009, Gardner has also served as Executive Producer for BBC Worldwide Productions’ “Torchwood: Miracle Day” (Starz), and Executive Producer for Adjacent Productions’ “Da Vinci’s Demon’s” (Starz), written by David S. Goyer and premiering spring 2013.
Prior to joining BBC Worldwide’s Los Angeles-based production business, Julie was Head of Drama Commissioning and Head of Drama for BBC Wales. In this role, she was responsible for spearheading the revival of “Doctor Who,” as well as the successful series, “Torchwood” and “The Sarah Jane Adventures.” She also led the production of an unparalleled string of hit dramas including “Life on Mars,” “Ashes to Ashes,” “Being Human,” “Girl in a Cafe,” “Stuart: A Life Backward,” “Mistresses” and “Casanova,” for which she received a multitude of awards.
COURTNEY CONTE - Co-Executive Producer
Jane Tranter is Executive Producer of the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci’s Demons” for Adjacent Productions. As head of Adjacent Productions and BBC Worldwide Productions, Jane and her team work across an array of genres, developing and producing scripted and unscripted programming for US cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. Viewer favorites and critically acclaimed titles from BBC Worldwide Productions under Jane’s leadership include “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC), “Top Gear” (HISTORY), “What Not to Wear” (TLC), “The Week the Women Went” (Lifetime), “Torchwood: Miracle Day” (STARZ), “Richard Hammond’s Crash Course” (BBC America), and recently, pilots for “Getting On” (HBO) and “Friends & Family” (FOX). The first original scripted series developed and produced under the Adjacent Productions label is “Da Vinci’s Demons” (STARZ), and the second season of “Breaking Pointe” (CW) will premiere as the first unscripted series under the label.
The second season of “Breaking Pointe” on The CW will also premiere under Adjacent Productions. Before coming to the States to head BBC Worldwide’s Los Angeles-based production business, Jane held the post of Controller of BBC Fiction in the UK. With a budget of approximately $500 million, Jane was responsible for commissioning the BBC’s entire drama, comedy, motion picture and program acquisition output, leading a portfolio of diverse and distinctive productions including “Little Dorrit,” “Criminal Justice,” “Gavin and Stacey,” “Heroes,” “House of Saddam,” “Doctor Who,” “Rome,” “Blackpool,” “Bleak House” and “State of Play.”
From 2000 to 2006, Jane was Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning, led the team that modernized and reinvented the BBC’s drama output. Before that, Jane headed up in-house drama at the BBC working as an executive producer on a number of award winning films, mini-series and series. In 2009, Jane received BAFTA’s® Special Award in recognition of her outstanding creative contribution to the television industry.
COREY REED - Co-Producer
Courtney Conte joined BBC Worldwide Productions in 2010 as Chief Operating Officer and reports into Jane Tranter, Head of BBC Worldwide Productions and Adjacent Productions. In his role, Courtney helps develop and manage the company’s business strategy, as well as overseeing production management for both BBC Worldwide Productions’ and Adjacent Productions’ scripted and unscripted programming. Since joining the company, Courtney has also served as executive producer on “Richard Hammond’s Crash Course” (BBC America), “Top Gear” (HISTORY) and as co-executive producer on the upcoming “Da Vinci’s Demons” (STARZ).
Prior to joining BBC Worldwide Productions in 2010, Courtney was Co-President/ Head of Production at Carsey-Werner, which he joined in 1993. He was responsible for over 2,000 episodes of primetime television including such hits as “The Cosby Show,” “Roseanne,” “Grace Under Fire,” “Cybill,” “Grounded for Life,” “That 70's Show” and “3rd Rock From the Sun,” for which he won a Golden Globe. Concurrent with his role at Carsey-Werner, Courtney was named Senior Vice President of Production at Oxygen, where he facilitated the launch of the network and led all west coast production.
Prior to his time with Carsey-Werner, Courtney worked with Fox Broadcasting Company where he oversaw such series as “The Late Show with Arsenio Hall” and “The Late Show with Joan Rivers.” In Courtney’s earlier career, he was an in-house producer at Propaganda Films as well as co-executive producer at Think Entertainment, where he worked on the award-winning “Bedtime Stories” and “Mrs. Piggle Wiggle.”
Courtney has been honored for his excellence with a Cable Ace Award®, as well as numerous Emmy® nominations. He has worked with almost every major media company including Universal, Disney, Warner Brothers, Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS, UPN, The WB, HBO, Showtime, Nickelodeon and Lifetime. Courtney is a member of The Director's Guild of America, The Producer's Guild of America, The Television Academy and BAFTA®.
BRIAN NELSON - Consulting Producer
Corey Reed is a Co-Producer for the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci’s Demons.” After graduating from Ithaca College with a degree in theater, Corey began his career writing, directing and producing plays off Broadway. Corey’s first job in television was as a production assistant in the writers’ office of the NBC dramedy “Ed,” which proved to be a life-altering experience. Upon the show’s end, Corey relocated to LA to pursue screenwriting full time. His breakthrough would come from scripting a freelance episode of the NBC drama “Medium.” The following season, Corey became part of the show’s writing staff, where he rose from Staff Writer to Co-Producer. Corey then joined STARZ and David S. Goyer for “Da Vinci’s Demons” as a Writer/Co-Producer.
LEE MORRIS - Producer
Brian Nelson is the Consulting Producer for the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci’s Demons.” Brian is a veteran screenwriter and television writer whose screenplays include the Ellen Page/Patrick Wilson thriller Hard Candy which was a Sundance selection and won Best Screenplay at the Sitges International Film Festival. He also penned the vampire epic 30 Days of Night, as well as Devil, the first film in M. Night Shyamalan's "Night Chronicles." Among his television credits are episodes of “Jag,” “Lois and Clark,” “Earth: Final Conflict,” “So Weird,” “Vanishing Son,” Prism Award-winning “In a Heartbeat,” Berlin police procedural “Wolffs Revier” and the ABC miniseries “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” starring Michael Caine. He is also the author of the meditation manual “Earth Bound,” and the editor of “Asian American Drama: Nine Plays.” He has taught at USC, UCLA Extension, and East West Players, and holds degrees from Yale and UCLA.
DEBBI SLATER - Line Producer
Lee Lee Morris is Producer of the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci’s Demons.” Lee is a BAFTA® award winner who has produced many high profile dramas. His recent credits include: Peter Morgan’s “The Jury,” “Any Human Heart” for Channel 4, “Enid” starring Helena Bonham Carter, “The Damned United,” David Hare’s “My Zinc Bed” and “A Number” by Caryl Churchill, both for HBO. His early career was spent at the BBC gaining experience on award winning productions such as “The Lost World,” “The Long Firm,” “Charles II: The Last King,” “Daniel Deronda,” “Archangel,” “The House of Saddam,” “My Family and Other Animals,”and the Shakespeare re-told films Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Sins.
KEVIN BLANK - Co-Producer and Visual Effects Supervisor
Debbi Slater is the Line Producer for the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci’s Demons.” After a career in theater, working mainly for the Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre, Debbi trained in film and television with the FT2 /Jobfit scheme, working across a range of feature films and large scale television projects. After two years in the camera department, Debbi joined the BBC where she worked across a range of BBC dramas including “Middlemarch,” “Our Friends in the North,” “An Ungentlemany Act,” “Eastenders,” and “Casualty.”
Her last seven years have been spent in Wales & the South West working for the BBC on “Being Human,” “Doctor Who,” “Torchwood,” “The Sarah Jane Adventures” and “Upstairs Downstairs.” For Sky, Debbi ventured into comedy setting up "The Café," a location based comedy series. Debbi’s first series with STARZ was “Torchwood: Miracle Day” where she worked across the UK locations in the series.
PRISCILLA JOHN - Casting Director
Kevin Blank is Co-Producer and Visual Effects Supervisor for the STARZ Original series "Da Vinci's Demon's." Kevin has earned multiple Emmy® and Visual Effects Society Nominations for his visual effects work on “Lost," "Fringe," "Alias," "Cloverfield," "Terra Nova" and "Flashforward.” Kevin won the Emmy® for Visual Effects for "Lost," and multiple VES awards for "Lost," "Fringe" and "Terra Nova.” Kevin started his VFX career 18 years ago on "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and "Xena: Warrior Princess." Kevin has also served as Visual Effects Supervisor on Dreamwork's Eurotrip and Paramount's Mission Impossible III. Kevin has had the good fortune to work with many talented writers and directors including J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Damon Lindelof, Steven Spielberg, Brannon Braga, Rob Tapert, Len Wiseman, Antoine Fuqua and both previously and now, David S. Goyer.
EDWARD THOMAS - Production Designer
Priscilla John is Casting Director of the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci's Demons.” Priscilla works primarily on both UK and US feature films and TV and is based in London. Her credits include 47 Ronin, Labyrinth, “World Without End,” Captain America: The First Avenger, “Pillars of the Earth,” “Gulliver’s Travels,” Mamma Mia! Brideshead Revisited, Miss Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean II and III, Casanova, Saving Private Ryan, Brassed Off, Quills, Little Voice, Amistad, Seven Years in Tibet, Distant Voices Still Lives, A Fish Called Wanda and “The Jewel in the Crown.”
JULIAN COURT - Director of Photography - Episodes 103, 104, 105, 106
Edward Thomas is Head of Production Design of the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci's Demons.” Born in Swansea, Wales, Edward’s feature film career developed working across Africa and other parts of the world creating a diverse portfolio of 18 films including the western, Viking, family, fantasy, thriller, science fiction, period and contemporary genres. On his return to Wales, Edward took on the task of setting up the Art Department and designing “Doctor Who” (Series 1 to 5) as well as “Torchwood” (Series 1 to 3) and “The Sarah Jane Adventures.” Edward has received much recognition for his work, including Welsh BAFTA® and RTS Award nominations for Best Design and a BAFTA nomination for Breakthrough Talent. In 2006, he won a Welsh BAFTA® Award for Best Design for his work on “Torchwood” and in 2010 Best Design for “Doctor Who: Waters of Mars.” Edward has since returned to Africa, designing “Outcasts” for BBC/Kudos and more recently “United” for World Productions in Newcastle and “Torchwood US” both in Wales and LA. His most recent production was World Productions critically acclaimed “Line of Duty” for the BBC.
FABIAN WAGNER - Director of Photography - Episodes 101, 102, 107, 108
Julian Court is a Director of Photography for the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci's Demons.” Julian began his career in the film industry working briefly as a runner and camera trainee before moving swiftly through the ranks. Julian went on to attend film school at Bournemouth Art College and then the Royal College of Art, gaining a Master of Arts in film direction as a specialist Cinematographer. During this time, Julian won three Fuji scholarship awards and his graduation film collected over 20 international Grand Prix awards. Julian gained his first professional experience as a director of photography, lighting and operating commercials. In 2000, he received the Royal Television Society Award for his work on Channel 4’s “Men Only” and has since shot numerous TV films, drama series, films and commercials.
In 2011, Julian collaborated with the award-winning director Philip Martin six times, most notably shooting the critically acclaimed TV movie “Mo” starring Julie Walters and “Prime Suspect” starring Helen Mirren for Granada Television. In 2009, Julian was nominated for a BAFTA® and won a Royal Television Society Award for his work on “The Devil’s Whore.” He has also received Welsh BAFTA and Guild nominations. In the summer of 2011, Julian teamed with Philip Martin again to shoot “Birdsong,” Sebastian Faulks WW1 novel adapted by Abi Morgan for Working Title. Also that year, he shot a comedy film with Leigh Francis for Lionsgate and Generator Films in Belfast before starting work on “Da Vinci’s Demons” in summer 2012.
BEAR MCCREARY - Musical Composer
Fabian Wagner is a Director of Photography for the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci’s Demons.” His credits include BBC’s multi-award winning series “Sherlock,” for which he was nominated for an Emmy® in Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie. Other credits include ITV’s drama “Mrs. Biggs” with Sheridan Smith, International Emmy®-award winning “Accused” for Best Drama Series, “Sinbad” on Sky1 which was also broadcasted on the Syfy network, ITV’s “DCI Banks,” and the BBC One’s dramas “Hustle V,” “Hustle VI,” and “Hustle 7.” Fabian’s other credits include “Frankenstein’s Wedding: Live From Leeds,” nominated for a BAFTA®for Best Live Event and “Ashes to Ashes II” shot in 16mm.
ANNIE SYMONS - Costume Designer
Bear McCreary is Musical Composer for the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci's Demons.” Emmy® Award nominated, McCreary is one of the leading musical composers in television and has worked on some of the most successful shows in the medium. At the age of 24, he received widespread acclaim for his groundbreaking score to SyFy’s hit series “Battlestar Galactica,” for which he composed, “the most innovative music on TV today,” according to Variety. He was declared as one of the “Ten Best Science Fiction Composers of All Time,” by io9.com, listing him alongside legends John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith and Bernard Herrmann.
McCreary’s recent credits include AMC’s smash hit, “The Walking Dead,” on which he collaborated with writer / director Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) and producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator). His score for the FOX series “Human Target” featured the largest orchestra ever assembled in the history of series television and earned him his first Emmy® nomination. McCreary’s many other credits include: “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” “Eureka,” “Caprica,” “Trauma” and “The Cape.” His feature film work includes the upcoming Knights of Badassdom (starring Peter Dinklage and Summer Glau) and his videogame credits include Sony’s successful “SOCOM 4: U.S. NAVY SEALs.” With degrees in composition and recording arts from the prestigious Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, McCreary’s professional training came from film music legend Elmer Bernstein (The Magnificent Seven, The Ten Commandments). He has also conducted orchestral performances of his music in North America and Europe and has been invited to conduct at film music festivals such as Fimucité in Tenerife and the International Film Music Festival in Úbeda, Spain.
JACQUELINE FOWLER - Make-up Designer
Annie Symons is the Costume Designer for the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci’s Demons.” Annie has worked as costume designer across a wide range of high profile television dramas and feature films. Her work was recognized with multiple award wins including the 2012 Emmy® for her costume designs on the BBC’s adaptation of “Great Expectations,” as well as the 2011 BAFTA® Television Craft Award and an RTS Award for the Boy George biopic, “Worried About The Boy.” She also earned an RTS Award for her distinctive work on the critically acclaimed miniseries “The Crimson Petal and the White,” starring Romola Garai and Christopher O’Dowd.
Her most recent credits include two of the BBC’s cycle of Shakespeare films, “The Hollow Crown” encompassing “Henry IV” and “Henry V” starring Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Irons. Annie’s other credits include “1939,” “Crusoe,” “Phoo Action,” “Criminal Justice II,” “Joe’s Palace,” “Capturing Mary” and “Sweeney Todd.” Annie was also nominated for a BAFTA® for Best Costume Design for her work on ”Doctor Zhivago,” starring Keira Knightley and Sam Neill in 2002.
ANDREAS PETRIDES - Stunt Coordinator
Jacqueline Fowler is Make-up Designer for the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci's Demons.” A BAFTA and RTS award winner for her work on the acclaimed BBC drama “The Crimson Petal and the White” and BAFTA nominated in 2010 for Red Riding 1974, Jacqueline is one of the most in-demand make up designers in the UK today. Recent credits include Sky Atlantic’s four part Spanish crime series “Falcon,” based on the novels by Robert Wilson and Sky 1’s family blockbusters “Sinbad” and “Treasure Island.” Her versatility and experience across all genres as well as her skill in character make-up, makes Jacqueline one of the most practiced experts in her field. In 2008, Jacqueline was personal make-up artist to John Malkovich, applying his scarring and old age mask in Simon Hunter’s Mutant Chronicles. In 2006, Jacqueline won the award for Best Make-Up at the Fantastic Fest Competition in Austin, Texas for The Living and the Dead.
DANNY HARGREAVES - Special Effects Supervisor
Andreas Petrides is Stunt Coordinator of the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci's Demons.” From an early age, Andreas was hooked on classic action movies. He achieved his childhood dream of becoming a professional stuntman upon leaving The British Army. To date, Andreas has worked on over 500 professional screen productions worldwide, including over 90 feature films, 350 TV shows and many pop videos, commercials and large-scale action shows. His extensive experience of over 23 years in the screen action industry embraces every area of the stunt industry as a stunt performer, stunt co-ordinator, sword master, fight arranger and 2nd Unit action director. He currently holds the longest credit list of his profession in the UK. Andreas has worked on some of the industry biggest movie productions of recent years. Of considerable note include four James Bond movies; Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, where Andreas created all the light saber fights, as well as working as 2nd Unit Stunt Co-ordinator and stunt double for Ewan McGregor as Obi Wan Kenobi. Together with a colleague, Andreas designed and choreographed the fights and battle sequences in Ridley Scott’s Oscar winning Gladiator, training lead Russell Crowe and stunt doubling for Joaquin Phoenix as Emperor Commodus. As well as being the CEO and chief instructor at the British Action Academy, Andreas continues to perform and co-ordinate on major TV shows and feature films.
SIMON FRAME - Visual Effects Producer
Danny Hargreaves is Special Effects Supervisor of the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci's Demons.” Danny’s fresh and exciting approach to his work has earned him respect as one of the most enthusiastic and dynamic SFX supervisors in the industry. Danny’s experience spans over 15 years and he has a stellar reputation for consistently providing cutting edge special effects. Danny has been the SFX supervisor on “Doctor Who” since it returned to UK screens in 2005, and has been involved with “Torchwood” since its inception. Danny represented his company Real SFX at the 63rd Primetime Emmy® Awards in September 2011. Danny and his team were nominated for Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Miniseries, Movies Or Special for “Sherlock: A Study In Pink,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch. In 2010, Real SFX was nominated for an RTS Craft and Design Award for the Special Effects they provided for the tram crash disaster marking “Coronation Street’s 50th Anniversary.” The Real SFX team was commissioned by the show’s producers to manage and carry out a host of special effects, from explosions and mechanical stunts through to fire and atmospheric effects. Danny’s film credits include The Killer Elite starring Robert de Niro and Clive Owen, Mr. Nice starring Rhys Ifans and Chloe Sevigny and the critically acclaimed Submarine, directed by Richard Ayoade.
JULIAN LUXTON - Props Master
Simon Frame is the Visual Effects Producer for the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci’s Demons.” Simon has been at the front of VFX creation in the independent theatrical movie world for over 10 years. He started as head of production at the hot boutique “Men In White Coats” in 1999. In 2000 he left with former creative director of “MiWC” Phil Attfield and founded “Men-from-Mars” which grew to become the largest independent VFX boutique in London. In the eight years Simon and Phil ran the company, Simon VFX-produced and VFX-supervised over 80 major film and TV dramas, and received VFX nominations from BAFTA®, Royal Television Society® and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences®. In 2008 he sold the company to Century Communications Ltd, an Indian media group and in 2009 the company was merged with Molinare Ltd, another Century purchase. He is a member of BAFTA, lives in Lewes, Sussex, and is married with four children.
JAMIE PAYNE - Director - Episodes 103, 104
Julian Luxton is Props Master of the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci's Demons.” Julian has spent a considerable part of his career working on two of the UK’s biggest and most popular shows. As Set Decorator on all five series of the multi award winning “Doctor Who,” between 2005-2010, Julian also worked as Production Designer on its hugely successful spin-off series “Torchwood” starring John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness between 2006-2009. Julian has a vast amount of experience working for a number of Art Departments, including a role as Prop Master for productions such as Very Annie Mary and “Dockers” for Channel 4 Films, A Line in the Sand for Anglia, Woundings, Suzie Gold for Pathe as well as “D-Day” and “Hearts and Bones” for BBC.
PAUL WILMSHURST - Director - Episodes 105, 106
Jamie Payne is a Director for the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci’s Demons.” Jamie has directed episodes of many major television series for the BBC, including “Doctor Who,” starring Matt Smith and written by Neil Cross; “The Hour,” which was nominated for a Golden Globe® for Best Mini Series; and “The House II” starring Romola Garai, Ben Wishaw and Dominic West. He’s also worked on “Call the Midwife,” BBC’s most successful drama debut, written by Heidi Thomas and starring Miranda Hart. Jamie also directed episodes of the TV Choice winner for Best Drama Series, “Ashes to Ashes,” starring Keeley Hawes and Philip Glenister. He is currently working on BBC’s highly-anticipated drama “The White Queen” based on Philippa Gregory’s novel and filming in Belgium.
MICHAEL J. BASSETT - Director - Episodes 107, 108
Paul Wilmshurst is a Director for the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci’s Demons.” Paul is an award winning director, writer and producer. He recently produced and directed “Combat Kids” for Lime Pictures and CBBC, a three-part series telling the story of a group of kids growing up on an army base who meet an alien in the woods and choose to believe he’s real. Paul also recently directed an episode of “Law & Order” and the closing two-part story in the last series of “Silent Witness.” Other credits include the three-part children’s mini-series “Runaway,” “Trial & Retribution,” the long-running crime thriller made by Lynda LaPlante for IT, and “Forgiven” starring Lucy Cohu and Derek Riddell for Channel 4, which won an RTS award for Best Drama Editing, as well as being nominated for Best Single Drama in the Broadcast Awards and a Grierson Award. “Forgiven” was listed in The Observer’s Top 10 TV Programmes of the Year and the Times’ Best 50 TV Programmes of the Decade. Before moving into drama, Paul wrote and directed a number of award-winning dramadocs including “Hiroshima,” which won a BAFTA® Award for Visual Effects and an International Emmy® Award for Best Documentary, as well as being nominated for a Grierson Award.
Michael J. Bassett is a Director for the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci’s Demons.” In his past Michael ran a wildlife hospital, flew falcons, was a wildlife photographer; made natural history documentaries, aspired to be a vet and ended up on TV hosting nature shows before deciding to chuck it all in and try to make movies. His first feature film Deathwatch, starring Jamie Bell and Andy Serkis, is an atmospheric and creepy horror movie set in the trenches of World War One. His second film, Wilderness, starring Tony Kebbell, is a violent and bloody survival shocker about a group of young offenders who are sent to an island for a week of character building exercises. Michael’s third feature is one that he wrote and directed and is based on the classic Robert E. Howard character, Solomon Kane. It stars Max von Sydow and has received critical acclaim internationally. Michael’s latest project which he directed was the horror movie Silent Hill: Revelation. It was shot in 3D and stars Sean Bean, Carrie Anne Moss and Malcolm McDowell. He has in production a new feature Saint Mary’s, which he wrote and will direct.