Pete Travis – Biography of Pete Travis

Film and television director Pete travis He was born in the city of Manchester (England).

Before becoming interested in film, acknowledging Alan Clarke, Costa Gavras and Frank Capra as his inspirers, Travis was a social worker.

It was then that he decided to pursue a postgraduate degree in film production, after which he bought, for £ 12,000, the rights to Nick Hornby’s book “Faith”. A producer invested the same amount in the film and the short film “Faith” premiered at the London Film Festival on November 11, 1997. His second short film, an adaptation of the book “Bill’s New Frock” by Anne Fine (1998) , won the ScreenScene Award for Best Short Film or Video at the 1998 Atlantic Film Festival.

After performing “Faith”, Travis was called to work in the television channel ITV, directing several episodes of the series “The Bill “,” Cold Feet ” Y “The Jury“He also directed 5 episodes of the series.”Home Farm Twins” Y “Other People’s Children“.

Later he directed the miniseries “Henry VIII“, starring Ray Winstone and released in 2003 on British television.

Also in 2003, Paul Greengrass sent him, after seeing his work on “The Jury” and “Henry VIII,” the script for Omagh, a dramatization of the Omagh bombing. Produced by television channel 4 / RTÉ, the film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2004, where it won the Discovery Award. The following year it won the British Academy Television Award for Best Drama and Travis was nominated for Best Director at the Irish Film and Television Award.

His first feature film, “Vantage Point,” was released in the United States in February 2008, taking first place at the box office. His next film, “Endgame”, about the end of apartheid in South Africa, had its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

In June 2009, Travis signed a contract to co-write the script for “Enemy of Man”, an adaptation of the William Shakespeare play, “Macbeth”; and shortly after, filming began on “Dredd,” a film adaptation of the comic book character. Judge Dredd, released in September 2012 in the United States.

He is currently working on the direction of the feature film “City of Tiny Lights”, which is still in the pre-production stage.