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Michael J Bassett

Screenwriter & Director
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Writer, director and producer Michael J Bassett started his career as a wildlife photographer’s assistant and director of behind-the-scene documentaries for feature films before selling his first script to Working Title Films. Though this movie was never made he persisted and his first film as writer and director was the 2002 World War 1 horror movie Deathwatch, starring Andy Serkis and Jamie Bell.

Since then he has made three more features Wilderness, Solomon Kane and Silent Hill 2 as well as directing episodes of TV including the David Goyer produced series DaVinci’s Demons.

Currently he is writer, director and co-ex producer of the Sky/HBO action series Strike Back, currently in it’s 4th season.

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