Miguel Sapochnik

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Miguel Sapochnik
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Miguel Sapochnik on the set of acclaimed Game of Thrones episode Battle of the Bastards
Born Miguel Vicente Rosenberg-Sapochnik
July 1974 (age 41–42)[1]
Hammersmith, London, England
Other names Miguel Rosenberg
Years active 1996–present

Miguel Sapochnik is an English film and television director and former storyboard artist. He is best known as the director of the feature Repo Men and HBO series Game of Thrones, as well as for his work on several other U.S. television series.[2]


He executive produced and directed the 2010 film Repo Men, starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker, his feature film directorial debut.[2]

Sapochnik has worked on American television series, directing episodes of Awake, Fringe, House, and more recently Mind Games.[3] Between 2001 and 2005, he was a director of Snowflake in Hell Films Limited.[1]

His other credits include a 2000 short film entitled The Dreamer, which he wrote and directed, and directing the "Beautiful Inside" music video for singer Louise.[4]

As a storyboard artist, some of his credits are Trainspotting (1996, directed by Danny Boyle) and The Winter Guest (1997, actor Alan Rickman's directorial debut).[5][6]

In 2015, Sapochnik directed two episodes of Game of Thrones for the show's fifth season, "The Gift" and "Hardhome." He returned to direct the final two episodes of Game of Thrones' sixth season, "Battle of the Bastards" and "The Winds of Winter".[7] All of these episodes received acclaim from both critics and viewers.


Film credits[edit]

Year Title Notes
2010 Repo Men

Television credits[edit]

Year Show Season Episode title Episode Notes
2011 House 7 Larger Than Life 9
Family Practice 11
After Hours 22
Fringe 4 Alone in the World 3
House 8 Dead & Buried 7
2012 Gut Check 16
Holding On 21
Awake 1 Turtles All the Way Down 13
Falling Skies 2 Young Bloods 4
Fringe 5 Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11 1 co-directed with Jeannot Szwarc
2013 Under the Dome 1 Imperfect Circles 7
Revolution 1 “Ghosts" 12
Banshee 1 “Always the Cowboy" 9
“A Mixture of Madness" 10
2014 Mind Games 1 “Pilot" 1
Extant 1 “Ascension" 13
2015 Game of Thrones 5 The Gift 7
Hardhome 8
Masters of Sex 3 “The Excitement of Release" 3
True Detective 2 “Church in Ruins" 6
2016 Game of Thrones 6 Battle of the Bastards 9 Pending—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
The Winds of Winter 10


  1. ^ a b "Snowflake in Hell Films Limited". CompaniesLondon.com. Retrieved 2 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Rich, Katey (19 March 2010). "Exclusive Interview: Repo Men Director Miguel Sapochnik". Cinema Blend. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Miguel Sapochnik Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Dawtrey, Adam (15 January 2006). "Sapochnik finally in view". Variety. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Miguel Sapochnik Filmography". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Exclusive: Repo Men director Miguel Sapochnik". Shock Till You Drop. 11 March 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Watchers on the Wall [LovinGoT99] (August 1, 2014). "Game of Thrones Season 5: What We Know So Far" (Tweet). Retrieved 6 February 2015. 

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