Amy Neil

Writer / Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Michelle Archer
Assistant: Grace Baxter

Film, TV & Theatre

Amy’s bold poetic visual style, astute eye for detail and sensitivity to story have brought her both personal praise and critical acclaim.

Amy started her career working on films in Tokyo, while studying film and Japanese at Nihon University. Her early film work received multiple awards, including BAFTA and BIFA nominations and a Scottish BAFTA win for her first film, CAN’T STOP BREATHING, which was described by Alan Rickman as a ‘twelve minute masterclass.’ Further shorts include ICICLE MELT, with Greta Scacchi in Sweden, and THE CHILD, an adaptation of the short story by Ali Smith. 

Amy also directs TV drama, with credits that include HANNA for Working Title Television /Amazon, the finale of BBC thriller TRUST ME with Jodie Whittaker, and the horror series BEDLAM for Sky

Amy is currently developing her first feature film, a ghost story set in Northumbria called AFTER MARTHA, with funding from Creative England. It is being produced by Juliet Dowling, alongside Executive Producer, Kevin Loader (THE DEATH OF STALIN, WUTHERING HEIGHTS).

Television

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HANNA

2018

Working Title/NBCU/Amazon

Director. 2 x 60'.
Based on the award-winning film of the same name.
Producer: Hugh Warren.
Exec Producers: Andrew Woodhead, Tom Coan.
Writers: David Farr, Ingeborg Topsoe.
*Nominated for Best English Language Drama Series, C21 Awards

TRUST ME

2016 - 2017

Red Production Company/BBC 1

Director, 2 x 60'.
Producer: Emily Feller.
Exec Producers: Nicola Shindler, Gaynor Holmes.
Writer: Dan Sefton.

CALL THE MIDWIFE

2015

Neal St/ BBC 1

Producer: Annie Tricklebank.
Exec Producer: Pippa Harris.

HOLBY (2013-2014)

BBC 1

4 x 60'.
Producer: Ailsa Macaulay.
Exec Producer: Oliver Kent.

BEDLAM (2011-2012)

Red Productions/ Sky Living

3 x 60'.
Producer: Peter Gallagher.
Exec Producer: Nicola Shindler.

THE CUT - SERIES 3

2010

BBC2 / BBC Switch

Director, opening and closing blocks of series.
Exec Producer: Geoffrey Goodwin.

THE CUT - SERIES 2

2010

BBC 2 / BBC Switch

Exec Producer: Geoffrey Goodwin

HOLLYOAKS

2009

Lime Pictures

Director, 12 episodes.

Short Films

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2011

Riders to the Sea Ltd/ BBC HD

15' short film.
Starring Zoe Telford and Lauren Socha.
Producers: Isibeal Ballance, Andrew Bonner.
* Screening at Cinequest, 2012.
* Screening at Cologne IFFF, 2012.

2006

Scottish Screen /Film Pool Nord /Poetry in Motion

Starring Greta Scacchi and Jacob Nordenson.
* Screened at London International Film Festival.
* TCM short film award finalist 2006.
* Screened on TCM channel, 2006.
* Lulea Film Festival, 2006.
* Winner of Grand Prix at Tabor Film Festival.

MA BOY

2006

UK Film Council /DIGICULT

Starring Shirley Henderson, Lynn Graham.
* Shorlisted for BBc New Film Makers Award, 2006.
* Screened on BB3 as part of New Film Maker Award.
* Jim Poole Award nomination 2006.
* Cambridge, Brisbane, Edinburgh, LA Short Film festival,
Zagreb, Leeds, Bristol Brief Encounters Film Festivals, 2006.

2004

Scottish Screen /Big Nose Films

Starring Jane Lapotaire and Lynsey Baxter.
* BAFTA nomination – Best Short Film 2005.
* BIFA nomination – Best British Short 2005.
* Scottish BIFA winner – Best New Work 2005.
* Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Award, 2005 – selected by Emily Watson.
* Special Jury Prize for Best Short Film – Seattle International Film Festival, 2005.
* Screened before ‘Breaking the Waves’ at Sarajevo Film Festival, 2005.
* Capalbio Cinema, Cinema Jove Valencia, Melbourne, Message to Man, Palm Springs, seattle, Drama, Brief Encounters, Molodist, Badalonia, Foyle, Prague, International Short Film Festival Turkey and London Film festivals (2005), NY Rooftop Festival, Kurzfilmfreunde Koln, Bird’s Eye View summer tour.

UNTHINK

2002

B13 Productions

* Mita Film Festival, Tokyo, Best Director Award.
* Michinoku Film Festival – Best Mystery Short Film Nomination.
* Sky Mystery Channel Screening, Jan 2003.

In Development

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AFTER MARTHA

Essential Media/Creative England

Feature Film.
Writer/ Director.
Producers: Juliet Dowling and Marilyn Milgrom.
Executive Producer: Kevin Loader.
In development with Creative England.