Dominic Savage

Writer-director Dominic Savage became involved with film at an early age, appearing at age 10 in Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon. After graduating from the National Film and Television School in 1991, he made a series of documentaries for Channel 4 and the BBC. As a fiction filmmaker, he has written and directed the television films Nice Girl (2000), When I Was 12 (2001), Out of Control (2002) and Freefall (2009), as well as the two-part film Dive (2010), starring Jack O’Connell, Eddie Marsan and Gina McKee, and the fully improvised drama Born Equal (2007), starring Colin Firth, Anne-Marie Duff, Robert Carlyle and David Oyelowo. His TV series include True Love (2012), a semi-improvised five-part drama starring David Tenant, and The Secrets (2014), a five-part BBC drama series of standalone single films starring Olivia Colman, Alison Steadman and Emilia Fox. He made his feature debut in 2005 with the award-winning Love + Hate, and his second feature, The Escape, starring Gemma Arterton and Dominic Cooper, is now in theaters through IFC Films.


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Blurring Fiction and Reality

By Dominic Savage | May 16, 2018

Blurring Fiction and Reality

Dominic Savage, writer-director of the newly released The Escape, on the unusual and challenging way he approaches making movies.