Stephen Finnigan

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Stephen is a BAFTA-nominated, multi-award winning director, writer and series producer who has been making high-end drama-documentaries, feature docs, documentaries, observational and current affairs films for the past 23 years. 

His first cinema feature HAWKING told the life story of Physicist Stephen Hawking and was a Headliner Film at the SXSW Film Festival in 2013. It was also selected for many other major International Film Festivals.

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Stephen’s films have won RTS, Broadcast Press Guild, Wincott Journalism awards and been nominated for numerous RTS, Amnesty International, Broadcast, Rory Peck awards and shortlisted for Grierson awards.

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His career has earned him a reputation for beautifully photographed films with a distinctive style and cinematic feel that draws the audience to the heart of the story. From scripted dramas to epic historical portraits - intimately captured observational moments to the horrors of war zone actuality - Stephen’s films have taken audiences with him all around the world.

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Stephen has made films for the BBC, C4, Film Four, ITV, C5, PBS, National Geographic, Discovery, Smithsonian and France 5 and is experienced in big budget international projects having worked with Drama and Art departments in China, Chile and Argentina.

Recent critically-acclaimed films include; Saddam Goes To Hollywood (RTS Nominated) the story of Saddam Hussein’s farcical venture into the movie business bankrolling a blockbuster shot in the middle of the Iran- Iraq War with a petrified British cast and crew and a hell raising Oliver Reed. Britain’s Racist Election (RTS Nominated) racism, segregation, a British KKK and Malcolm X reach boiling point in the 1964 General Election. Princess Diana’s ‘Wicked’ Stepmother (RTS Nominated) a High Society romp through the turbulent relationship between Raine, Countess Spencer and the Princess Of Wales.

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