Michael Pearce

Michael Pearce earned his spurs writing and directing the short films Look What You Have Done to My Heart (2006), Madrugada (2007), Rite (2008), Gallop (2010), Henry (2013) and Keeping Up with the Joneses (2013) and directing the TV show Coming Up (2013), however his feature length debut Beast (2018) is what won him widespread acclaim. The film was nominated for 12 BIFAs, four of which (Best Screenplay, Best Director, The Douglas Hickox Award, Debut Screenwriter) were gongs Pearce himself.