Stephen is an English film director and occasional producer and writer based in London. Some of his most notable feature films have been MY ANGEL starring Brenda Blethyn, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie and Mel Smith which won Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Director at the Monaco International Film Festival. Stephen also directed MUMBO MUMBO which starred Joss Ackland, Brian Blessed and Richard O'Brien. He directed JOURNEY TO THE MOON the first movie musical since Alan Parker's classic BUGSY MALONE to feature an entire cast of children playing adults. He co-wrote and directed STANLEY A MAN OF VARIETY starring Timothy Spall which won 20 international awards including Best Director and Best Actor. Most recently he directed SHAKESPEARE'S HEROES & VILLAINS starring Steven Berkoff and THE TELL TALE HEART adapted from the Edgar Allan Poe short story which also starred Steven Berkoff, Henry Goodman and Hugh Skinner. This film has also won 18 international awards including Best Actor and Best Horror Film.
With a successful track record in a number of property and construction ventures, Peter has utilised his skills as a chartered surveyor in the financial control and contracts part in making his transition into film production. Peter has worked on five films with Stephen Cookson and the two have developed a good working relationship. In JOURNEY TO THE MOON he was involved in the initial setup, casting, financing and shooting at Shepperton Film Studios and on location in Coventry. In the multi-award winning MY ANGEL starring Brenda Blethyn, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie and Mel Smith he raised all of the financing and had day to day involvement overseeing the production and total responsibility for cost control. Peter again oversaw the production, funding and post-production on the multi-award winning STANLEY A MAN OF VARIETY starring Timothy Spall, SHAKESPEARE'S HEROES & VILLAINS and Edgar Allan Poe's THE TELL TALE HEART both starring Steven Berkoff alongside Henry Goodman, Hugh Skinner and Dudley Sutton.