BAFTA & BIFA nominated director Gordon Napier is originally from the Highlands of Scotland and has a Master of Fine Art in Film Directing from The University of Edinburgh, his work there earned him the highly coveted UK Prince William BAFTA & Warner Bros. Film Scholarship. His focus has primarily been on directing fiction projects which explore the complexities of the human condition contextualised by what unites us all, the natural world.
Gordon’s most recent film 1745 explores the story of two sisters torn from their home in Nigeria and sold into slavery in Scotland, where they escape their master and try to retake their freedom.
The film screened in competition at the (LSFF) London Short Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, received the ‘Jury Special Mention’ at the (EIFF) Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017, was nominated for a BAFTA & the (BIFA) British Independent Film Award for ‘Best Short Film’, was a finalist at the (BIFF) Black International Film Festival in the UK and won ‘Best Short Film’ at the prestigious Africa International Film Festival. As it continues its festival run in 2018 it has been officially selected by the (IFFR) International Film Festival Rotterdam, the (GSFF) Glasgow Short Film Festival and the Oscar qualifying (CIFF) Cleveland International Film Festival in the U.S.A.
Represented by Independent Talent (U.K.) + Creative Artists Agency + Management 360 (L.A.)