Stephen Follows

Writer and producer

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Stephen is a writer and producer based in Ealing Studios and has produced feature films, short films and online film series.

Stephen’s writing has been promoted by an eclectic group of people, including industry names (Mike Newell, Stephen Fry, Alison Mack), the press (Daily Telegraph, Le Monde, The Guardian) and others (United Nations, BBC Radio 4, V&A Museum). His writing has won the Virgin Media Shorts prize, been nominated for a British Independent Film Award and long-listed for a BAFTA.

His production work has taken him across Europe, America and even to the Arctic Circle.   His most recent feature film was Baseline (2010), featuring starring Jamie Foreman, Dexter Fletcher, Zoe Tapper and Gary Stretch. His online video work has over 15 million views and some of his films have been officially selected to be a part of the BFI Archive.

Stephen writes regularly about film data and statistics, with his research being featured in The Guardian, The Mirror, New Statesman and the Daily Telegraph.  In the past Stephen has written for Moviescope, was Editor In Chief of ‘Short Cuts’ magazine, was the Festival Director of the Super Shorts International Film Festival a member of the Executive Committee of the New Producer’s Alliance.

Stephen teaches film producing in the UK (NFTS, Met Film School) and around the world (America, France, Finland and Malaysia).

More information

Stephen Follows is appearing at the following sessions:

0900 to 1000 The Future is TBD: Adapting To AI with Stephen Follows

0900 to 1000 The Future is TBD: Adapting To AI with Stephen Follows

What does the future look like in the industry? Festival regular and data mastermind Stephen Follows helps get you ready!

1000 Script Chat with Cera Rose Pickering

1000 Script Chat with Cera Rose Pickering

Come to the Refectory Mezzanine where Cera Rose Pickering will be available to answer your questions following his session on Love, Justice, and Christmas: Breaking in with TV movies