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Malcolm MowbraySchool: Northern Film School / Leeds Beckett University (NFS/LBU)
Field of Teaching: Directing
Major Achievements: Following a Fine Art degree in painting and sculpture, Malcolm went on to study at the National Film & Television School.
A renowned director of feature films and television film dramas, both here and in the US. His credits as director and screenwriter include: multi-BAFTA award winning A Private Function, The Revengers’ Comedies with Helena Bonham Carter, Sam Neill and Kristin Scott Thomas, Out Cold, with John Lithgow, Teri Garr, Randy Quaid and Bruce McGill.
Most recently, the film ‘Meeting Spencer’ featuring Jeffrey Tambor and Melinda McGraw won an award at the Milano International Film Festival. Malcolm’s TV films include; ‘Monsignor Renard’, ‘The Virgin in the Ice’ and ‘Days at the Beach’. A long-standing member of the Directors Guild of America, BAFTA, Directors UK, Malcolm was also founding chair of the UK’s DGGB Director’s Awards.
Malcolm has a strong commitment to education in film, challenging and supporting young and emerging film makers. He has taught at the following institutions; the National Film & Television School, the LA Film School, the Royal College of Arts, the University of Creative Arts, the Actor’s Centre and Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television (EICTV) in Cuba. In addition he has worked at the University of Westminster where he devised and founded a master’s degree program for direction in film and TV. He also devised and led on the multi pathway MA Film Production course at Arts University Bournemouth.
Current directing projects include; ‘La Nuit De La Bête Noires’, an improvised film, ‘BHINDI’, a film set in India in the 30’s that tells the story of a child of the Empire, and ‘IRENE’, a further film with his long time producing partner George Braunstein, to be based on the experiences, and recollections in Irene Gut Opdyke’s biography `In My Hands’.
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