Steven Sheil

Steven Sheil is a screenwriter and director. His first feature, Mum & Dad, was released in 2008 and was described by Total Film as “one of the defining British horrors of its generation.” His second feature, the 2012 action-horror Dead Mine, was shot in Indonesia and starred an international cast. HBO Asia’s first original production, the film is distributed in the U.K. by eOne. He is also the co-writer of psychological drama Gozo, co-written and directed by Miranda Bowen for Bishop Films and due for release in 2016. He also works as a cinematographer, primarily with his wife, the artist and documentarian Jeanie Finlay, and is the co-director of the Mayhem Film Festival, based at Broadway Cinema in Nottingham, U.K.

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Talks

They Fuck You Up: Parents in Horror Films

By Steven Sheil | January 29, 2018

They Fuck You Up: Parents in Horror Films

Steven Sheil on the new movie Mom & Dad, his own film of the same name, and why horror movies about parents are so effective.

Death, Grief and Why Horror Films Truly Matter

By Steven Sheil | October 27, 2016

Death, Grief and Why Horror Films Truly Matter

Steven Sheil looks at why people watch and make horror films, and the profound emotions and questions that are inherently rooted in the genre.