As far back as he could remember Steve always wanted to be a director...


Growing up in Wigan there wasn’t a lot to do, so Steve spent his time watching movies.  A LOT of movies.  He wrote, directed, produced  and edited his first film at 16 - a spoof action movie based on HG Wells’ THE INVISIBLE MAN.  Steve studied TV production in Northumberland, where  he wrote and directed CRY WOLF, a 30min drama which won numerous awards including the Royal Television Society Award for Best Student Production.  After moving to London, Steve worked as an editor and cameraman for the BBC whilst continuing to make short films in his spare time until he made the leap into directing TV drama in 2005.


Steve was lead director for CBBC / DHX’s fantasy horror anthology series CREEPED OUT, directing all 8 UK episodes.  Den Of Geek described it as “flat out brilliant”, “utterly superb” and “one of the best shows if the year”. He also directed the critically acclaimed feature length 30th anniversary episode of CASUALTY, which featured a helicopter crashing into the hospital, and was watched by over 7 million viewers. His DOCTOR WHO episode “Closing Time”, starring Matt Smith and James Corden, received strong reviews: “Drama of the Week: an episode of lovely touches“ - Radio Times, “The penultimate episode is one of the best” - TV Times, “4 Stars” - Heat, Time Out.   He was the lead director on BBC1’s award-winning period drama LAND GIRLS and has directed episodes of WOLFBLOOD, SUSPECTS, MIDSOMER MURDERS, DISNEY’S EVERMOOR, LEONARDO, WATERLOO ROAD, HOLBY CITY and DREAM TEAM.  His last short, VISITING HOURS, was nominated for Best Short Film at the Milan International Film Festival and was screened at LA Shorts Fest and Brief Encounters in Bristol. He has lectured at several universities about directing drama and programme making, and has directed 2nd unit shoots for BBC1 dramas KILLING EVE, FROM DARKNESS and FRANKIE.


Steve’s directing style is consistently praised for its strong cinematic quality, lightness of touch, solid performances and creative storytelling.

He also has a freakish knowledge of film music and cooks legendary cupcakes and burgers.


CURRENT:    Steve recently finished co-writing his first feature screenplay. Finally.