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Craig Griffith - Writer/Director

 

An award winning writer/director Craig was born in Cardiff, Wales 1969. As a seven year old he became passionate about film making after his parents gave him a Super 8 camera for his birthday and he quickly set about making "film stars" of all his family and friends. 

He first started writing as a teenager when he joined the Orbit Youth Theatre Company gaining his first experience of acting, writing and directing. 

 

In 1989 Craig was taken on by independent production company White Elephant as Director of Photography shooting adaptations of William Shakespeare plays. 

In 1995 he enrolled at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design. After three years he left SIAD with a BA Hon's Film Degree. 

 

Next Craig formed his own production company The Workshop Presents making many short films, music promos and commercials and worked as a director for several production companies such as Angelic, Corkscrew and Addiction.

 

In 1999 he was asked by Lee Lighting to set up their Kino-Flo department as at that time he was one of the first people in the UK to use them. Spending his time at Shepperton and Pinewood Studios watching the big boys made him more determined to make features. 

In 2000 Craig signed to London Management where he developed several scripts. Craig left London Management in 2002 and signed to Renting Eyeballs where he directed music videos aired on MTV.

 

Craig left Renting Eyeballs in 2002 to make his debut feature film entitled THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS . The film has screened at festivals worldwide and won the award for Best Horror at SBFF 2007. It has since been picked up for Worldwide Rights by US distributor Goliath.

 

Also in 2007 Craig co-founded production company Go Faster Stripe directing live comedy gig’s for artists such as Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, Simon Munnery and Robin Ince.  Craig currently has several projects in development including feature films EVOLUTION CELL, THE LONG ROAD, STRAIGHT AS AN ARROW, an on-line horror experience NIGHTVISION, NIGHTVISION, a six part surreal comedy PICTURESHOW and a three-part TV drama entitled HOME SWEET HOME.  

 

Filmography

Features:

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS - Director/Writer: Winner of Best Horror at the Swansea Bay Film Festival 2007, Nominated for Best Feature at the Everglades Festival 2007. 

THE LONG ROAD - Director/Writer: In Production.

Shorts:

LITTLE BLUE SPOT - Director/Writer: Winner of Best Student Film and Best Comedy at the 1997 Surrey Film Festival

Ladies & gentlemen the king has left the building - Director/Writer

THE WRONG NUMBER - Director/Writer

SWITCHCARD KILLER - Director/Writer

DEBRIS - Director/Wrier  

THE WEEKEND – Writer 

Music Promos:

CLEAR: “Johnny Marr was a mistake”/Angelic - Director/WriterNOVENA “Stand”/Angelic - Director/WriterDJ SVARRE “Gamebox”/Addiction - Director/Writer Commercials:

XFM spot “RADIO” - Director/WriterMTV spot “MUSICMAN” - Director/WriterHAIR OF THE DOG - Director/Co-Writer Kodak Commercial Awards 

Go Faster Stripe - www.gofasterstripe.com  Director/Camera:

Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, Simon Munnery, Robin Ince, Lucy Porter, John Hegley  

Craig is an award-winning director born in Cardiff, Wales 1969. As a seven year old he became passionate about film making after his parents gave him a Super 8 camera for his birthday and he quickly set about making "film stars" of all his family and friends. He first started writing as a teenager when he joined the Orbit Youth Theatre Company gaining his first experience of acting, writing and directing.

 

In 1989 Craig was taken on by independent production company White Elephant as Director of Photography shooting adaptations of William Shakespeare plays. In 1995 he enrolled at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design. After three years he left SIAD with a BA Hon's Film Degree.

 

Next Craig formed his own production company The Workshop Presents... making many short films including award winning LITTLE BLUE SPOT (also playing the BBC short film festival), music promos and commercials and worked as a director for several production companies such as Angelic, Corkscrew and Addiction.  

 

In 2000 Craig signed to London Management where he developed several scripts. In 2002 he signed to Renting Eyeballs where he directed music videos aired on MTV. Craig left Renting Eyeballs to make his debut feature film entitled THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. The film screened at festivals worldwide and won the award for Best Horror at SBFF 2007. It has since been picked up for Worldwide Rights by US distributor Goliath.

 

Also in 2007 Craig co-founded production company Go Faster Stripe directing live comedy gig’s for artists such as Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, Simon Munnery and Robin Ince. In 2012 Craig co-created and directed NIGHTVISION, an on-line horror experience starring Keith Allen (Trainspotting), Shazad Latif (Spooks) and Ray Quinn.

 

Craig currently has several projects in development including feature films EVOLUTION CELL, THE LONG ROAD, STRAIGHT AS AN ARROW, a six part surreal comedy PICTURESHOW and a three-part TV drama entitled HOME SWEET HOME.  

 

 

 

 

FILMOGRAPHY

 

Features:

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS - Director/Writer: Winner of Best Horror at the Swansea Bay Film Festival 2007, Nominated for Best Feature at the Everglades Festival 2007. 

THE LONG ROAD - Director/Writer: In Production.

 

Transmedia:

NIGHTVISION - Co-Creator/Director

 

Shorts:

LITTLE BLUE SPOT - Director/Writer: Winner of Best Student Film and Best Comedy at the 1997 Surrey Film Festival

Ladies & gentlemen the king has left the building - Director/Writer

THE WRONG NUMBER - Director/Writer

SWITCHCARD KILLER - Director/Writer

DEBRIS - Director/Wrier  

THE WEEKEND – Writer 

 

Music Promos/Commercials:

CLEAR: “Johnny Marr was a mistake”/Angelic - Director/Writer, NOVENA “Stand”/Angelic - Director/Writer, DJ SVARRE “Gamebox”/Addiction - Director/Writer, XFM spot “RADIO” - Director/Writer, MTV spot “MUSICMAN” - Director/Writer,

 

Comedy:

Go Faster Stripe - Director/Camera:

Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, Simon Munnery, Robin Ince, Lucy Porter, John Hegley