Vaughan Sivell

Writer/ Director/ Producer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Sean Gascoine
Associate Agent: Amy Sparks

Film, TV & Theatre

Vaughan Sivell is an Award-Winning Producer, Director and Writer. He runs the production label Western Edge Pictures and the Gennaker Group, a suite of media finance companies.

Vaughan has most recently produced RARE BEASTS, a WEP production written, directed by and starring Billie Piper, alongside David Thewlis, Kerry Fox and Lily James, which was premiered In Competition at Venice Critics’ Week 2019.

He has also recently completed PISTORIUS, the epic 4 part docu-series telling the story of the Paralympic and Olympic athlete convicted of murder, released by Amazon Studios in 2018.

After establishing a successful TV writing and development career, Vaughan’s first feature film, THIRD STAR starring Benedict Cumberbatch, became a break-out hit in 2011.

In 2015 Vaughan made his directorial debut with MR CALZAGHE, a documentary about the Boxing legend. The film was released by eOne to great critical acclaim and won three BAFTA Cymru awards including Best Director and Special Achievement in Film Craft.

Alongside his own directing and writing, Vaughan has produced a diverse slate of award-winning films for WEP including: THE CANAL (Dir. Ivan Kavanagh) which premiered at Tribeca in 2014, and PREVENGE (Dir. Alice Lowe), which opened Venice Critics Week in 2016.

Film

ProductionCompanyNotes

THE TOLL

WEP

Producer.
Darkly-comedic thriller starring Michael Smiley, Iwan Rheon and Paul Kaye.

RARE BEASTS

WEP/Gennaker/42

Producer.
Starring Billie Piper, Lily James, Leo Bill, David Thewlis and Toby Woolf.

PISTORIUS

WEP/Gennaker

Director. Documentary series exploring the tragedy of Reeva Steenkamp’s death alongside South Africa’s turbulent society. Set for release in 2018 with Amazon Studios.

PREVENGE

WEP/Gennaker/eOne

Producer. Written and directed by Alice Lowe. Starring Alice Lowe.

MR CALZAGHE

WEP/Gennaker/eOne

Producer/ Director. A feature doc about the career of undefeated World champion boxer, Joe Calzaghe and his relationship with his father/trainer, Enzo.
* Winner of Special Achievement in Film, Director: Factual and Sound Awards, BAFTA Cymru 2016

THE CANAL

2013

WEP/ Park Pics/ Irish Film Board/FAW

Producer. Selected for Tribeca 2014. Director Ivan Kavanaugh. Starring Rupert Evans, Steve Oram, Antonia Campbell-Hughes

THIRD STAR

2010

Western Edge Pictures

Writer/ Producer. Directed by Hattie Dalton and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Burke. Financed by Film Agency Wales, Matador, BBC Wales and WEP.

In Development

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PAUL SYKES AT LARGE

WEP

Writer/Producer.
Feature Film co-written with Leo Bill.

AGI & FERNANDO

WEP

Producer.
10-part TV Series. Written by Jolyon Coy and Leo Bill.

THE BLOODY GAME

WEP

Producer.
Feature Film. Written by Miles Jupp and James Kettle.

THE CORSICAN BROTHERS

WEP

Producer.
Feature Film adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic story.

HOMECOMING KING

WEP

Creator/Producer.
10-part TV series.

INTERNET STORY

WEP

Producer.
Feature Film. Written by Adam Butcher.

HOTEL GITMO

WEP

Exec Producer/Producer/Writer.
Feature Film to be directed by Aku Louhimies. Co-written with Tariq Ali & Will Kane.

IN THE ABSENCE OF MRS PETERSEN

WEP

Writer/Producer.
Based on the novel by Nigel Balchin. Screenplay co-written with Jolyon Coy.

AN UNSUITABLE GAME

WEP

Producer.
Feature film to be directed by Elaine Constantine. Written by Elaine Constantine and Polly Courtney.

HIS & HERS

WEP

Writer/Director.
Feature film co-written with Jolyon Coy.

CRUSADERS

WEP/Gennaker

Writer/Director.
Period Action/Adventure. 1190. A small group of men, jaded by the last Crusade, are made to journey back through the Holy Land, to deliver a huge ransom to one of the Saladdin's most feared generals and return with a captured nobleman.

TIMESTALKER

WEP/Gennaker

Producer.
Comedy feature to be written and directed by Alice Lowe. Starring Alice Lowe.

COUNT KARLSTEIN

WEP/Gennaker

Producer with Will Kane.
Film adaptation of the Philip Pullman novel.

THE FIRST

WEP/Gennaker

Producer.
Directed by Anthony Wilcox. Written by Rick Edwards and Anthony Wilcox

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes

EIGENGRAU

2010

Bush Theatre

Producer. Written by Penelope Skinner, the play was critically acclaimed & selected for the “Brits off Broadway” after its sell out run at the Bush Theatre.