Horror Writer/Directors Sophie Mair and Dan Gitsham are partners in life and film and have been collaborating in the world of genre since 2008 where they quickly realised that working together was far more fun than not.
Since then Sophie and Dan have screened at over 150 film festivals worldwide, won a number of awards and Dan was picked as a Screen International Star of Tomorrow.
They wrote their first feature screenplay with Creative England inspired by their short film ELLA starring Anthony Head and were picked for iFeatures 3 Summer Development with their horror sci-fi project KEEPER.
After the birth of two beautiful rambunctious (code for evil) little people they returned with two self funded shorts, AND THE BABY SCREAMED in 2018 and BILL in 2019, both premiered at Encounters Short Film Festival. In 2020 they reworked BILL into WHO IS BILL? which was shortlisted from 1360 entries for the DepicT! Film competition in September 2020.
In 2019 Sophie was awarded a John Brabourne Award to develop her writing and creative partnership with Dan. In the same year they joined forces with genre producers Jude Goldrei of Lunar Lander Films and Becca Wolff of Grasp the Nettle Films and received production funding from BFI Network and LA production company Gunpowder & Sky (who run ALTER) to create THE THING THAT ATE THE BIRDS (TTTATB), their longest short to date (but still less then 12 mins), which had it's North American Premiere at SXSW2021.
They are currently in development with the BFI Network writing a horror feature entitled GINGER.
We are BFI NETWORK x BAFTA CREW.
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Or click to read a fun Q&A with Sophie & Dan for ALTER.