Lee Haven Jones

Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Michelle Archer
Assistant: Nancy Napper Canter

Film, TV & Theatre

Born in Wales, Lee graduated from the University of Exeter with a first-class honours degree in Drama and won the Cameron Mackintosh Foundation Scholarship to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. 
 


Indulging his passion for film, he directed his first screen project in 2009, picking up a nomination for best documentary at the Celtic Media Festival Award.  He has since directed a number of drama projects, both in English and Welsh, including 35 DIWRNOD, TIR, WIZARDS VS ALENS, THE INDIAN DOCTOR and CASUALTY. In 2013 he won BAFTA Cymru Best Director for his work on THE INDIAN DOCTOR.

Lee's first short WANT IT premiered at BFI Flare in 2015 and played at festivals worldwide.

His work as an actor encompasses both stage and screen, and has included projects with the National Theatre, BBC, National Theatre Wales, Traverse, New York’s 59E59 and S4C.

Lee won Best Director at the 2016 BAFTA Cymru for 35 DIWRNOD. He has recently been working on VERA for ITV, and is Executive Producer on BANG, the new thriller drama for S4C.

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Awards for Lee Haven Jones

Winner BEST DIRECTOR at BAFTA Cymru, 2016

Nominated BEST DIRECTOR at BAFTA Cymru, 2014

Winner BEST DIRECTOR at BAFTA Cymru, 2013

Nominee BEST DOCUMENTARY, Celtic Media Festival, 2009

Television

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BANG

2017

Artists Studios/S4C

Executive Producer/Co-creator
Joio/Artists Studio
Writer: Roger Williams

VERA

2017 - 2018

ITV

Season Finale
Producer: Letitia Knight Exec Producer: Phil Hunter Starring Brenda Blethyn.

SHETLAND

2017

ITV/BBC Scotland/BBC One

Lead Director
Producer: Eric Coulter
Exec Producers: Gaynor Holmes, Kate Bartlett
Writer: David Kane
Starring: Douglas Henshall

VERA

2016

ITV

Producer: Letitia Knight
Exec Producer: Phil Hunter
Writer: Robert Murphy
Starring Brenda Blethyn.

35 DIWRNOD (35 DAYS)

2015

S4C/Joio

Lead Director.
4 x 60 min episodes
A battered body lies in a pool of blood. Simon has fallen to his death and someone is responsible. This is the beginning and the end of the story. A crime drama in which the viewer plays detective.
*Winner BEST DIRECTOR at BAFTA Cymru, 2016
*Nominated BEST DRAMA at BAFTA Cymru, 2016

GALESA (THE WELSH GIRL)

2015

S4C/Joio

50 minute Feature.
Director and Producer.
Having traded a life in Argentina for a career in Wales, Elizabeth Fernandez is now coming home. But what remains of her old self? Guided by the spirit of an early Welsh settler, GALESA is a journey of discovery into identity and the soul of a nation. A creative mix of drama and structured reality in Spanish and Welsh - Dylan Thomas meets Jorge Luis Borges.
*Screening at The International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema, 2016

PETHAU BYCHAIN (THE LITTLE THINGS)

2015

S4C/Joio

60 minute episode.
Written by Roger Williams.
The trials and tribulations of Dewi, an out of work actor surrounded by successful friends, as he deals with life’s little annoyances. An improvised comedy a la Curb your Enthusiasm.

TIR (LAND)

2015

S4C/Joio

Miniseries, 3 x 60 minute episodes
Director and Producer.
Facing financial and personal ruin in an unforgiving rural landscape, Arwel breaks the law in his fight to save his family and a way of life. A three-part family saga with political resonance.
* Winner: Best Writer Award for Roger Williams, BAFTA Cymru, 2015
* Nominated for Best Photography & Lighting, BAFTA Cymru, 2015

WATERLOO ROAD

2014

Shed Media/BBC

2 episodes

WIZARDS VS ALIENS

2014

BBC

4 episodes
*Nominated for Best Children's Programme, BAFTA Wales Awards, 2015

CASUALTY

2013

BBC

3 x 50 minute episodes.

THE INDIAN DOCTOR Series 3

2013

BBC/Rondo/Avatar Productions

5 x 45 minute episodes
*Nominated BEST DIRECTOR at BAFTA Cymru, 2014

POBOL Y CWM

2012

BBC Wales

15 x 25 minute episodes
1 hour-long Christmas Special 2012

THE INDIAN DOCTOR Series 2

2012

BBC/Rondo/Avatar Productions

2 x 45 minute episodes
*Winner BEST DIRECTOR at BAFTA Cymru, 2013
The spirit of Dylan Thomas’ Undermilk Wood meets the 1960s in this period comedy drama of cultural collision. Starring Sanjeev Bhaskar as the eponymous Indian doctor.

ALYS

S4C/Boomerang Apollo Productions

3 x 60 minute episodes.
Alys and her six year old son, Daniel, are on the run. Prostitution, robbery, blackmail – nothing is off limits in Alys’ struggle to support her son. A social drama in which characters’ lives cross, run parallel and explode into conflict.

CAERDYDD (CARDIFF)

S4C/Fiction Factory

2 x 60 minute episodes.
An urban drama about the trials and tribulations of a budding brood of young professionals thriving on the buzz of life in the capital city.

In Development

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CADI

Joio

Feature Film *Selected to progress into production through Ffilm Cymru Wales’ Cinematic scheme*

MALDOD

Feature Film
*Shortlisted for BBC Cinematic, 2016*

Short Films

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WANT IT

2014

Director and Producer.
An intruder breaks into a luxurious home. He wants it. When the owner returns unexpectedly, the tables are turned. A short film about passion, longing and desire in all its forms.
*Screened at BFI Flare Festival, March 2015
*Selected for the Athens International Film and Video Festival, USA, April 2015
*Selected for San Diego Film Festival, 2015
*Selected for Miami LGBT Film Festival, April 2015
*Selected for Iris Prize Film Festival, Cardiff, October 2015
*Selected for Copenhagen Mix LGBT Film Festival, 2015
*Selected for Seattle Film Festival, October 2015
*Selected for Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival, November 2015
* Selected for Chéries-Chéris Paris LGBT Film Festival, 2015
* Selected for IMAGE + NATION Festival, Montreal, 2015
* Selected for Melbourne Queer Film Festival, 2016

Documentaries

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Dad a Fi

S4C/Fiction Factory

30 minute documentary
* Nominee BEST DOCUMENTARY, Celtic Media Festival, 2009