Andy Goddard

Writer/ Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Michelle Archer
Assistant: Grace Baxter

Film, TV & Theatre

Andy is currently filming SIX MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT for Lionsgate International from a screenplay he co-wrote with Celyn Jones and Eddie Izzard. The movie stars Judi Dench with Izzard, Jim Broadbent, Carla Juri and James D’Arcy. 

His feature debut, SET FIRE TO THE STARS, which he co-wrote, had its world premiere at the 2014 Edinburgh International Film Festival where it was nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature. The film was nominated for seven Welsh BAFTA Awards, winning three, later nominated for the Best Screenplay and Audience Award at the Miami International Film Festival, 2015. 

SET FIRE dramatised Dylan Thomas's first troubled visit to New York in 1950 featuring performances from co-writer Celyn Jones as The Welsh poet and Elijah Wood as John Malcolm Brinnin. The film was released in the US through Strand Releasing.

Andy's second feature, A KIND OF MURDER with Patrick Wilson and Jessica Biel was adapted from Patricia Highsmith's 1954 novel The Blunderer. The film had its US premiere at Tribeca Film Festival in April 2016. 

A prolific director for TV, Andy recently shot CARNIVAL ROW for Amazon and ALTERED CARBON for Netflix. He divides his time between the UK and the US, directing shows including DAREDEVIL, LUKE CAGE and THE PUNISHER for Marvel/Netflix. 2016 also saw him leading ITV's brand new thriller THE LEVEL from Hillbilly Films.

Andy is also represented by Abram Nalibotsky at Gersh in the US.

 

SET FIRE TO THE STARS

“Gorgeous, evocative and well performed” - L.A. Times

“Compelling, emotional, touching and filled with wonder, Goddard’s film is one of the best and brightest to tell this story. Filled with lashings of stunning imagery and poetic both in action and script, SET FIRE TO THE STARS will stay with you long after the credits have rolled.” - Front Row Reviews

“Andy Goddard's directorial debut sings off the screen. Glorious lighting and splendid camera work take the slight exhale of a cigarette and create an ethereal piece of art.... Proof that Jones and Goddard teaming up was pure genius... You will absolutely fall for this movie.” - Screen Daily

“Gripping... A beautiful visual spectacle.” - Miami New Times

“A black and white masterpiece!” - I.D. Magazine

THE LEVEL

“Atmospheric and mournfully beautiful, with a haunting recurring motif of Brighton’s burnt out West Pier looming in the mist.” - The Telegraph

Film

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A KIND OF MURDER

2016

Killer Films/ Sierra Affinity/ Magnolia Pictures (US)

Director and Co-Producer. From the novel 'The Blunderer' by Patricia Highsmith. Shot in Cincinatti, USA.
Writer: Susan Boyd.
Producers: Christine Vachon, Ted Hope.
Starring Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Haley Bennett, Eddie Marsan.
*US premiere at Tribeca Film Festival, April 2016.
*Screened in Spotlight section at Munich International Film Festival, June 2016.

SET FIRE TO THE STARS

2014

Mad As Birds/ Strand Releasing (US)

Director and Co-writer.
Exec Producer: Steve Clark-Hall.
Starring Elijah Wood, Celyn Jones, Kelly Reilly, Maimie McCoy, Shirley Henderson.
*Winner, Best Production Design, Best Original Music, and Best Make-Up and Hair, BAFTA Wales Awards, 2015.
*Nominated in 7 categories, including Best Feature and Best Writer, at BAFTA Wales Awards, 2015.
*Nominated, Audience Award, Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2014.
*Nominated, Michael Powell Award, Best British Feature, EIFF, 2014.
*Nominated, Best Screenplay and Audience Award, Miami International Film Festival, 2015.
*Winner of 4 awards at London Unrestricted View Film Festival, 2016 (Best Feature; Best Actor for Celyn Jones; Best Score; Best Editing).
*Screened at Cork International Film Festival 2014.
*Screened at Seattle International Film Festival 2015.
*Screened at Cinetopia International Film Festival 2015.

Television

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CARNIVAL ROW

2018

Amazon Studios/Legendary Television

New Series. Director, episodes 105 and 106.
Showrunner: René Echevarria.
Writers for 105: Ian Deitchman and Kristin Robinson.
Writer for 106: René Echevarria.
Exec Producers: Guillermo del Toro, Jon Amiel, Travis Beacham, Gideon Amir.
Starring Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Jared Harris.

ALTERED CARBON

2017

Netflix/Skydance Media

Director, episode 107.
Showrunner: Laeta Kalogridis.
Exec Producers: John G. Lenic, John G. Lenic, James Middleton.
Starring Joel Kinnaman, James Purefoy, Will Yun Lee.

THE PUNISHER

2016

Marvel/Netflix

Director, episodes 3 and 6.
Writer: Steve Lightfoot.
Producer: Gail Barringer.
Exec Producers: Steve Lightfoot, Jeph Loeb.
Starring Jon Bernthal.

THE LEVEL

2016

Hillbilly/ ITV 1

New series. Lead Director, 3 x 60'.
Writers: Gaby Chiappe, Alex Perrin .
Producer: Jane Dauncey.
Exec Producers: Polly Leys, Kate Norrish.
Starring Karla Crome, Laura Haddock, Noel Clarke, Rob James-Collier.

LUKE CAGE

2015

Marvel/Netflix

Director, episode 107.
Writer: Akela Cooper.
Producer: Gail Barringer.
Exec Producers: Cheo Hodari Coker, Jeph Loeb, Samantha Thomas, Tom Lieber, Allie Goss.
Starring Mike Colter, Alfre Woodard, Rosario Dawson, Simone Missick, Mahershala Ali.

DAREDEVIL

2015

Marvel/Netflix

Director, episode 206.
Writer: Sneha Koorse.
Producer: Michael Stricks.
Exec Producers: Emma Fleischer, Doug Petrie, Marco Ramirez, Alison Engel, Allie Goss.
Starring Charlie Cox, Jon Bernthal, Deborah Ann Woll.

ONCE UPON A TIME

2013

ABC

Director, episode 309, 'Save Henry'.
Producer: Steve Pearlman.

DRACULA

2013

NBC/Carnival

Director, 2 episodes.
Producer: Steve Clark-Hall.
Exec Producer: Gareth Neame.
Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

DOWNTON ABBEY 3

2012

Carnival

Director, Christmas Special, plus 2 episodes.
Producer: Liz Trubridge.
Exec Producer: Gareth Neame.

DOWNTON ABBEY 2

2011

Carnival/ ITV

Director, 2 episodes.
Producer: Liz Trubridge.
Exec Producer: Gareth Neame.
* Nominated for 16 Emmy Awards 2012, including Outstanding Drama Series; Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Lead Actor.
* Winner: Best Drama Series or Serial, Broadcast Awards, 2012.
* Winner Best Drama Series at National Film and Television Awards, 2013.
* Nominated for Best Television Series - Drama at Golden Globe Awards, 2013.
* Maggie Smith nominated for Best Actress at Golden Globe Awards, 2013.
* Michelle Dockery nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series at SAG Awards, 2013.
* Winner Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series at SAG Awards, 2013.

LAW AND ORDER: UK - SERIES 3

2011

Kudos, ITV 1, Wolf Films, NBC

Lead Director. 2 episodes, 'Deal' / 'Survivor's Guilt'.
Producer: Richard Stokes.

OUTCASTS

2010

Kudos Film & TV

Director, 2 episodes.
Producer: Radford Neville.

LAW AND ORDER: UK - SERIES 2

2009

Kudos, ITV 1, Wolf Films, NBC

Lead Director. 4 episodes, 'Survivor' / 'Broken' / 'Identity' / 'Skeletons'.
Producer: Richard Stokes.

LAW AND ORDER: UK - SERIES 1

2008

Kudos, ITV 1, Wolf Films, NBC

Director, 4 episodes, 'Unloved'/ 'Unsafe' / 'Samaritan' / 'Honour Bound'.
Producer: Richard Stokes.

DOCTOR WHO CHRISTMAS SPECIAL "The Next Doctor"

2008

BBC Wales for BBC 1

Producer: Susie Liggat.
* Audience of 13.1m viewers.
* Nominated for Hugo Award 2010 - Best Dramatic Presentation (short form).
* Nominated for SFX Award, Best TV Episode.

TORCHWOOD 2

2007

BBC Wales for BBC1

Director, 4 x 60.
Producer: Richard Stokes.

TORCHWOOD

2006

BBC Wales for BBC 1

Director, 2 x 60′.
Producer: Richard Stokes.
* Winner: Best Drama at Welsh BAFTA’s, 2007.
* Winner: Best Actress (Eve Myles), Best Production Design and Lighting at Welsh BAFTA’s, 2007.
* Winner: Best New Drama at the TV Quick & TV Choice Awards.

HEX 2

2005

Shine/ Sky One

Director, 2 x 60′.
Producer: Julian Murphy.
* nominated for Best Multichannel Programme, Broadcast Awards, 2006.

WIRE IN THE BLOOD

2005

Coastal/ ITV 1

Lead Director. 1 x 90′.
Producer: Phil Leach.

MURPHY'S LAW III

2004

Tiger Aspect/ BBC 1

Director, 2 x 60′.
Producer: Jemma Rodgers.

TWISTED TALES

2004

BBC 3

Director, 4 x 30′.
Producer: Arabella McGuigan.

THE BILL

2003

Thames TV

Director, 2 x 60′.
Producers: Lachlan Mackinnon, Tom Cotter.

Short Films

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RICE PAPER STARS

2000

Tartan Shorts / BBC

Director and Writer. 16mm.
* BBC2 Talent Awards Runner-Up.
* Screenwriters Awards, Best British Short Script, Kinofilm, Manchester 2001.
* Nominated Best Short Film, BAFTA Scotland, 2001.

KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER

2000

STV / Scottish Screen / New Found Lands

Director and Co-writer (with Ian Rankin). 24' DigiBeta.
*Winner Best Television Performance (Stuart Wilson), BAFTA Scotland, 2001.
*Nominated Best Director, BAFTA Scotland, 2001.
*Nominated Best Television Production, BAFTA Scotland, 2001.

YABBA DABBA DING DONG

1999

FilmFour Lab / Edinburgh International Film Festival / Edinburgh Bytes

Director and Writer. 3' DV.

LITTLE SISTERS

1997

STV / Scottish Screen / Prime Cuts

6' 16mm.
* DM Davies Award, Welsh International Film Festival 1997.
* BAFTA Nomination, Best Short Film 1998.
* Gold Hugo, 34th Chicago International Film Festival 1998.
* Jacques Tati Trophy, Grand Prix Competition Europeene, 7eme Festival De Vendome.
* Kodak Prize runner-up, BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards, 1998.