Steven SheilScreenwriter and Director
Steven Sheil is a screenwriter and director. His first feature film Mum & Dad was released in 2008 by Revolver and was the first project to come out of Film London’s Microwave scheme. The film was unique in being the first feature to be released simultaneously to cinemas, DVD, pay-per-view and VOD. Mum & Dad won the Silver Melies for best feature at the Leeds Fanomenon festival in 2009 and was described by Total Film as “one of the defining British horrors of its generation”.
Steven has just completed his second feature, the action-horror Dead Mine for HBO Asia. Shot in Indonesia and produced by Singapore/Indonesia-based production company Infinite Studios, Dead Mine is HBO Asia’s first original production and will be broadcast across South-East Asia in late 2012, following a theatrical run in Asia. The film will be distributed in the UK by eOne with a release due in 2013. He is also the co-writer of psychological drama Gozo, co-written and directed by Miranda Bowen for Bishop Films and also due for release in 2013. He is currently working on a new British anthology horror and a sci-fi action film.
Steven is also one of the curators of the Mayhem Film Festival in Nottingham. Founded in 2005 and based at Nottingham’s Broadway Cinema, Mayhem features the best in world horror and cult films. This year’s festival runs from 31st October to 4th November. (www.mayhemhorrorfest.co.uk)