Lewis Arnold

Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Michelle Archer
Assistant: Ceci Mazzarella

Film, TV & Theatre

 

On graduating with a 1st Class Honours degree in Video Production from the University of Gloucestershire, Lewis was awarded two consecutive digital short commissions through the UKFC and Screen WM. His film STAINED was selected for numerous film festivals and was picked up for online distribution by the BBC Film Network, leading to nominations at the Midland Royal Television Society Awards for Best New Talent, Best Short Film and Best Director.

In 2010, Lewis was awarded a place on the MA in Directing Fiction at the National Film and Television School. Made during his time at the NFTS, Lewis’ short film ECHO screened at a host of international film festivals, picking up awards including a National Film Award for Best Short.

On graduating from the NFTS in March 2013, Lewis embarked on his first TV project, directing two episodes of the final series of BAFTA-winning C4 show, MISFITS. He then directed the first four episodes of Russell T Davies’s new E4 show, BANANA, and was named a Broadcast Magazine Hot shot 2014 for his work on both shows.

In 2015, Lewis directed two episodes of C4/AMC show HUMANS, which has become Channel 4's most successful original drama in over 20 years. A year later he directed the lead block of the second series for Kudos and AMC, following this up by directing an episode of BROADCHURCH for Sister Pictures in 2016.

He is now working on CLEAN BREAK for ITV and Sister Pictures, having developed the project with writer Mark Marlow over the course of 2015/16.

 

HUMANS, Series 2, Episodes 1-3

"Winningly warm characters, smart ideas, head-spinning moments and pitch-perfect performances [...] Icily compelling" The Telegraph

HUMANS, Series 1, Episodes 5 & 6

“Firing on all circuits… getting to the heart of what all good science fiction does best – making us reflect on the human condition.” The Telegraph

“An incredible episode, highlighting the best of the show while nobly demonstrating the on-screen and off-screen talent.” Digital Spy

"Involving and heart-breaking in ways that we couldn’t ever have imagined.” The Daily Express

Television

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CLEAN BREAK

2017

SISTER PICTURES/ITV

Lead Director
Writer: Mark Marlow
Exec Producer: Jane Featherstone
Starring Sheridan Smith

BROADCHURCH 3

2016 - 2017

Kudos/ ITV

1 Episode
Writer: Chris Chibnall
Producer: Dan Winch
Exec Producers: Chris Chibnall, Jane Featherstone
Starring Olivia Colman and David Tennant

HUMANS 2

2016

Kudos/ C4/ AMC

Lead director
Producer: Paul Gilbert
Executive Producers: Chris Fry and Derek Wax.

PREY 2

2015

Red Productions/ ITV

Director
3-part serial
3 x 60'
Writer: Chris Lunt
Producer: Tom Sherry
Executive Producer: Nicola Shindler
Starring Philip Glenister and Rosie Cavaliero

HUMANS

2014

Kudos/ C4/ AMC

New Series.
Two episodes
Producer: Chris Fry
Executive Producers: Derek Wax, Jane Featherstone
*Highest rated original drama for Channel 4 in over 20 years
*Nominated for Best New Drama, National Television Awards, 2016
*Nominated for Best Drama Series and Radio Times Audience Award, BAFTA Television Awards, 2016*
*Nominated for Best Drama in the RTS Programme Awards, 2016*

BANANA

2014

Red Productions/ E4

Lead Director.
First four episodes.
New Series created and written by Russell T Davies.
Producer: Emily Feller
Executive Producers: Nicola Shindler and Russell T Davies

MISFITS

2013

Clerkenwell Films/ E4

2 episodes.
Producer: Nick Pitt
Executive Producers: Petra Fried and Murray Ferguson

Short Films

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CHARLIE SAYS

2013

National Film and Television School

23 minute drama
Written by Frances Poletti
Starring Elliot Tittensor and Conner Chapman
* World Premier Screening at Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2013
* Screened at the Fresh Film Fest, Prague International Festival of First Features and Student Films, 2013
* Selected for Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, 2013
* Selected for the London Short Film Festival, 2013
* WINNER of the International Competition: Best Short Film at the Talca International Short Film Festival, 2013
* Screened at 7th British Shorts Film Festival, Berlin, 2013
* Selected for the 18th Sofia International Film Festival
* Screened at FlatPack Film Festival, Birmingham 2014
* Screened at Festival Internacional Colchagua Cine 2014
* Screened at Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival 2014
* Screened at 24th International student short film festival of Cergy-Pontoise
* Screened at Cambridge Film Festival 2014
* Screened at Bestival 2014; Desert Island Flicks
* Screened at Worcestershire Film Festival 2014
* WINNER of both Best Director and Best Cinematography at the Colchester Film Festival 2014

ECHO

2012

National Film and Television School

16 minute drama
Written by James Walker
* Winner of Special Commendation at the Isle of Wight Film Festival, 2013
* Winner Best Editor at 30th Tehran International Short Film Festival, 2013
* Screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2013
* Screened at London Short Film Festival, 2013
* Screened at Glasgow Short Film Festival, 2013
* Screened at Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2013
* Screened at Flatpack Festival, Birmingham, 2013
* Nominated for RNC Special Award at the This is England Festival, 2013
* Selected for the International Competition at Tabor Film Festival, 2013
* Selected for the International Competition at XVI Guanajuato International Film Festival, 2013
* Screened at Fresh Film Fest International Festival of First Features and Student Films, 2013
* Nominated for International Competition at 2Annas, 2013
* Screened at Zone 180 Shorts 4 Talk London, 2013
* Screened at Festival Internacional de Curtas do Rio de Janeiro, 2013
* Screened at The Beloit International Film Festival
* Screened at Rapid Eye Movement, Coventry
* WINNER of Best Acting at the Watersprite: The Cambridge International Student Film Festival
* Screened at 24th International student short film festival of Cergy-Pontoise
* Screened at Worcestershire Film Festival 2014
* WINNER Best Short Film at National Film Awards 2015

STAINED

2009

UK Film Council/Screen WM

16 minute drama based on Ronnie Thompson’s book ‘Screwed’
Featuring Ricci Harnett, Frank Harper and Craig Conway
* Screened at 50th Krakow Film Festival, 2010
* Screened at Brussels Short Film Festival, 2010
* Screened at Saguenay International Short Film Festival, 2011
* Screened at EUShorts Short Film Festival, 2010
* Screened at Singapore International Film Festival, 2010
* Screened at XXVIII International Film Festival of Uruguay, 2010
* Nominated for Best Production Craft – Director at Regional RTS Awards, 2010
* Nominated for Best Short Film at Regional RTS Awards, 2010
* Winner Best Film at Zone 180 Shorts 4 Talk, 2013

SPIRITED

2008

UK Film Council / Screen WM

13 minute drama
Featuring the late Margaret John and Joe Dempsie
* Nominated for Best Fictional at Regional RTS Award, 2009

Promos

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'HIGHER’ Wookie ft Zak Abel

ROKKIT / MANCHU RECORDINGS

'Millionaire' SCOUTING FOR GIRLS

2013

ROKKIT/SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

‘Meet Me Halfway’ FUTUREHEADS

2012

NFTS / BIGLIFE MANAGEMENT

Starring Ricci Harnett

‘Sunken Low’ LITTLE FRIEND

2012

NFTS / ROKKIT

Starring Jo Hartley.
* Screened in Music Video Showcase at Raindance Film Festival, 2013

In Development

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DES

2017

New Pictures

Co-created with Luke Neal
TV Series