Vadim Jean

Writer, Producer & Director | MobFilm
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Vadim is currently in post-production on Daley, the definitive feature documentary about double Olympic Champion in the decathlon, Daley Thompson, which will release in cinemas and on Sky in July.

He started directing in 1992 and since then has directed or produced 15 feature films and award winning television in every conceivable genre for most of the major UK broadcasters.  He has also directed more than 200 commercials, winning most of the major advertising awards.

Recently, Vadim’s second series of the TV comedy Porters starring Rutger Hauer, Daniel Mays and Sanjeev Bhaskar was broadcast in 2019 on Dave.  This followed the success of Henry IX written by British comedy legends Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais starring Sally Phillips, Annette Crosbie and Colin Salmon for UKTV which won the Rose D’Or for best sitcom 2018.

He is also a producer of the 2018 feature film, The Man Who Invented Christmas, the story of Charles Dickens writing ‘A Christmas Carol’ starring Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer and Jonathan Pryce.

In TV he is best known as the writer and director of the multi BAFTA and RTS award winning Terry Pratchett Discworld adaptations for Sky, including The Colour of Magic (Sean Astin, Tim Curry and Jeremy Irons) and Hogfather (Sir David Jason, Michelle Dockery) which remains the highest rating show on Sky1 of all time.

Almost more exciting than anything… he was a finalist in the 2011 University Challenge Christmas Special on BBC2.

In 2022 he also achieved a life time’s ambition by being selected to play for England in the indoor hockey Masters World Cup.

Following the great success of Hogfather he wrote and directed Terry Pratchett’s Colour of Magic starring David Jason once more, Sean Astin and Tim Curry.

As a feature film director, Vadim made his American directorial debut with Jiminy Glick in Lalawood for Gold Circle Films. The film was selected as the Closing Night Gala premiere at 2004’s Toronto film festival.

Vadim has also directed Leon the Pig Farmer, Beyond Bedlam, Clockwork Mice, The Real Howard Spitz and One More Kiss alongside award-winning commercials and worked as a producer on The Virgin of Liverpool and as an executive producer on Scenes of a Sexual Nature.

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