Liam Andrew Wright

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Liam Andrew Wright
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Born Liam Andrew Wright
(1985-10-19) 19 October 1985 (age 31)
Manchester, U.K.
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, producer
Years active 2006–present
Website http://www.bantermedia.com

Liam Andrew Wright (born 19 October 1985) is a British film director, screenwriter and producer.[1] He directed his first feature film, Ex Cathedra, at the age of only 23.[2]

Career and Education[edit]

Early Career 2004-2008[edit]

He attended the University of York reading English and Philosophy before starting his production company, Banter Media[3] (formerly Petela Wright Films). He began his career working on Human Residue[4] as a camera operator before eventually turning his hand to directing. He directed several shorts and music videos whilst at university before graduating. The summer after he graduated he began principal photography on his debut feature film, Ex Cathedra. Since, he has relocated to Manchester where he is working with Apex Parkour on a T.V. pilot believed to be called "Streets Above".[1][5]

Banter Media[edit]

In 2008 Liam began working with a new producer, Aleksis Williams, on projects for Petela Wright - the production company who made Ex Cathedra. They worked on several music videos together as well as pitching for Umbro Industries with the proposal for "Streets Above".

Since, he founded Banter Media in 2010 in his home town of Manchester as well as Banter Records[6] - who released Green & Gold by the Haglems in May 2010 on the sub-label Hidden Stars Records[7] This song was released as a part of the worldwide reported Green & Gold Protest[8] amongst Manchester United fans. The song was fully supported by the Manchester United Supporters Trust in their Newsletter and got to Number 300 in the UK charts.[citation needed]

They also recorded the music video for the hugely popular Manchester Hip Hop act, F.O.A.K.[9] A

As of November 2010 he was working on a football documentary as well as writing the script for this next feature and beginning production on a new t.v. drama series (working title: Streets Above). Banter Media are currently working with Takedown MMA[10] on Takedown MMA Live 3 which is a Mixed Martial Arts event based in the North West of England.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Feature films[edit]

New Media[edit]

  • Streets Above (2010)

Short films[edit]

  • As We Know it (2010)
  • Daisy, Daisy (2009)
  • Somethings Go Unheard (2006)
  • Graduation (2006)

Documentary[edit]

  • "Green & Gold" (2010)

Music videos[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Umbro Industries:[13]

  • 2010: Winner - Grand Jury Winner (Streets Above)

Screentest Awards:[14]

  • 2006: Best Screenplay - Original (Something Go Unheard, nominated)
  • 2006: Grand Jury Award (Something Go Unheard, nominated)

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