Director. Screenwriter. Contributing editor to Empire magazine. Over-competitive five-a-side footballer.

I’ve directed four short films. The thriller Bricks stars Jason Flemyng and Blake Ritson and was described by David Fincher as “A morbid yet classy take on a morbid classic”. It won the Melies d’Argent award at the 2016 Abertoir Film Festival. Here’s the trailer…

The romantic comedy GHOSTED stars Alice Lowe and a host of excellent British actors and has been selected for the 2017 London Short Film Festival.

The third film, LOCK IN, is part the Creative England/BFI iShorts scheme for best new British filmmakers. It stars Tim McInnerny (BLACKADDER), Nicholas Pinnock (FORTITUDE) and Lucy Boynton (SING STREET).

The fourth, PROMISE, was described by Never
Let Me Go director Mark Romanek as “superbly done”.
It is about a Syrian refugee (Lara Sawalha)
who can only stay in Britain if she becomes a surrogate mother for a desperate couple (Rebecca Callard & Nabil Elouahabi), but their illicit pact has dark consequences.

All four will emerge online in full at some point, after their festival runs.

Prior to filmmaking I was an award-losing journalist (PPA Writer Of The Year, 2014) for such articles as this Empire interview with Hugh Jackman.

I am still a contributing editor to the magazine, where my finest hour was probably the Birthday Portfolio, featuring the likes of Tom Cruise, Jodie Foster, Clint Eastwood and many more. You can read some of my interviews, including chats with Jack Nicholson and Brad Pitt here – as well as exclusive set visits to every David Fincher film since Zodiac (2007).

I contributed to the acclaimed book 10 Bad Dates With De Niro and nurture the delusion that readers enjoyed my pieces as much as those by Oscar-winners Steven Soderbergh and Kevin Macdonald.

I have various feature films in development as writer/co-writer, including some I will direct. My agent is Andrew Mills.

If you want, you can follow me on twitter here: twitter@nevpierce.