Luke Bradford

writer & director

Powerful stories soften the hardest of hearts – this is what continues to motivate me.

My mission is to collaborate with the best talent in the world, creating stories that entertain, stir debate and ultimately stimulate positive action.

In July 2019 I directed the 2nd unit for ‘Marcella’ series 3 starring Anna Friel for ITV and Netflix. I was given 35 scenes with lead cast across 5 episodes to be broadcast on ITV late 2019.

I have filmed in over 30 countries, worked with diverse cultures and witnessed some extremes of life. These experiences and a passion for social awareness have shaped my storytelling – bold, surprising narratives that leave audiences thinking and wanting more.

I have pursued filmmaking since my early teens. After graduating in 2000 with a 1st Class Degree from Bournemouth University’s Television & Video Production BA (Hons), I have produced a broad range of content including commercials, self-shooting broadcast documentary and short film. These productions combined have won multiple festival awards, raised millions of pounds for charities and received tens of millions of views online. In 2019, ‘SHOTS’ featured me as ‘HOT SHOT’ in short film directing.
International brands, global charities & public figures trust my storytelling. These have included Toyota, Samsung, ABC Studios, Disney, Great Ormond Street Hospital, 10 Downing Street & The Archbishop of Canterbury.

I have written and directed a selection of short films that continue to screen at international film festivals. In 2019, two of my short film scripts won production support and funding including ‘Challenge TRINITY’ by ARRI and Directors UK. I also won ‘The Pitch’ competition at Pinewood Studios, awarding me £35,000 to produce my film ‘White Gold’ in South Africa. The controversial nature of this film featuring a person with albinism falling victim to witchcraft is already attracting a lot of attention and will be touring international film festivals in 2020.

Get In Touch

luke@frogspawnfilm.com

 

18 wins & 35 nominations at international film festivals

Film Shortage
FEATURED Short of the Week.
March 2019, ‘ONE’ – short film.

‘Challenge TRINITY’ – Directors Uk & ARRI
WINNER: Script
2019, ‘ONE’ – short film.

WINNER: Best Film
2018, ‘RISK’ – short film.

The Portobello Film Festival
WINNER: Best Film
2018, ‘RISK’ – short film.

Bristol Independent Film Festival
WINNER: Best Drama
2018, ‘RISK’ – short film.

The Portobello Film Festival
WINNER: Best Film
2018, ‘RISK’ – short film.

Laughlin International Film Festival
WINNER: Best International Short Film
2018, ‘RISK’ – short film.

Leigh short Film Festival
WINNER: The Audience Award
2018, ‘RISK’ – short film.

 

The Jerusalem Awards hosted by BAFTA

WINNER: Best Film
2017, ‘The Light’ – voiced by Archbishop Justin Welby.
FINALIST: Best Film 
2017, ‘David’s Story’.
FINALIST: Best Film
2015, ‘Life After Birth’.

London Independent Film Festival
WINNER: Best Music Video
2018, ‘Surrender with Strength’ – Giovanna.

Best Shorts Competition – LA
WINNER: Award of Excellence
2017, ‘The Light’ – voiced by Archbishop Justin Welby.
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Limelight Film Festival London
NOMINATED: Best Music Video
2013, Music Video ‘After the Storm’ – Just Be

London Independent Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION
2013, Music Video ‘After the Storm’ – Just Be

The Attic Film Festival Texas
OFFICIAL SELECTION
2013, Sports Alpha – Ugo Monye

Action On Film Int. Film Festival
NOMINATED: Best Documentary Short
2012, Sports Alpha – Ugo Monye

Action On Film Int. Film Festival
NOMINATED: Best Editing
2012, Sports Alpha – Ugo Monye

Action On Film Int. Film Festival​
NOMINATED: Best Faith Based Documentary
2012, Sports Alpha – Ugo Monye
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ENFOQUE International Christian Short Film Festival in Puerto Rico
OFFICIAL SELECTION
2012, Sports Alpha – Ugo Monye

Crystal Palace International Film Festival
NOMINATED: Best Documentary
2012, “No Alcohol No Risk”

Accolade
WINNER: Award of Merit
2012, “No Alcohol No Risk”

Reel Recovery Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Hollywood, Vancouver & NYC
“TOMORROW” & “No Alcohol No Risk”
2010, 2011 and 2012

Portobello Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION
2012, “No Alcohol No Risk”

Canada International Film Festival
NOMINATED: Award of Excellence
2011, short film ‘TOMORROW’

Accolade
WINNER: Award of Merit (for production)​
2010, Short Film – “TOMORROW”

Accolade
WINNER: Award of Merit – Directing
2010, Short Film – “TOMORROW”

Action On Film International Film Festival
NOMINATED: Best Foreign Film
2010, Short film – “TOMORROW”

Action On Film International Film Festival
NOMINATED: Best Art Direction
2010, – “TOMORROW”

Portobello Film Festival
NOMINATED: Best Screenplay
2010, “TOMORROW”

Atlantic City International Film & Music Festival
NOMINATED: Best Short ​
2010, “TOMORROW”

BBC Staff Photography of the Year
Highly Commended – Our World & Portrait Category
2008

StopMoShorts
WINNER: Best No Budget Stop Frame Animation
2006

Raindance
NOMINATED: Best Short
2006, Stop Frame Animation – “Cold Noise”

Creative Review
WINNER: Bringing Outdoor Advertising to Life
2006, HMV Advert Written/Directed & Edited by Luke Bradford. Produced for HMV, winning HMV £100 000 of advertising

Electoral Commission
WINNER: Votes are Power
60′ cinema spot, Written, Directed, Shot and Edited by Luke Bradford. Winner of a national film competition. The Film was to encourage people to vote in national elections.
Votes Are Power
Screening: Houses Of Parliament & London Town Hall
2003

Learning On Screen
WINNER: Best Student Film
2000, Documentary, “Our Forgotten Killer”

SCREENING: The Royal Albert Hall – Leadership Conference
2017, The Light – voiced by The Archbishop of Canterbury.

SCREENING: The Royal Albert Hall – Leadership Conference
2012, Sports Alpha – Ugo Monye

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