Michael Davies

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Michael Davies is a UK-based director and writer, currently in pre-production on THE CAPTIVE HEART, a romantic adventure film, shooting this autumn on the Amalfi Coast.

Michael began his career making a wide range of critically acclaimed, award-winning documentaries and drama-documentaries for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 – including seven films with legendary producer Beryl Vertue at Hartswood Films – as well as dramatised adventure films for Discovery Channel. Michael also directed fourteen episodes of the hit BBC children’s drama series TRACY BEAKER RETURNS, winning a BAFTA and two RTS (Royal Television Society) awards.
Michael has a long association with the RADA (the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts), working with writers and directing rehearsed readings and performances of new plays. Two of his feature scripts – THE CAPTIVE HEART and PSYCHOPOMP – have been developed with the Academy. Michael also teaches a regular screen acting masterclass in London, and passionately believes that the way to attract the best talent to your projects is to write characters actors will want to play.

Michael’s short film WHAT’S VIRGIN MEAN? screened at over sixty international festivals, winning eight awards and attracting more than ten million hits on YouTube; unusually for a short, it also made a profit. Another of his films, LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT, starring John Hurt and Phyllida Law, won fifteen awards, including an RTS, Rushes and Raindance, and was shortlisted for an Oscar.