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Jamie Thraves

Jamie Thraves

Thraves' short film Scratch, about a young man who won't stop scratching his head, won the BP Film Expo in 1992. The film was Thraves' graduation film from Hull Polytechnic, where he studied illustration and animation. After a brief period at Oil Factory directing music videos and the short film The Take Out (1993), he then went on to the Royal College of Art to do an MA in Film and Television where he teamed up with producer Sally Llewellyn.

The Take-Out won the Silver Hugo at the 1994 Chicago Film Festival and went on to screen on Channel 4. The following year he won the Golden Hugo at Chicago with The Hackney Downs, which picked up several awards on the international festival circuit. Down In The City followed in 1995, then I Just Want To Kiss You for the BBC Brief Encounters series, which won BBC 2's Best Short Film of 1998, Best Short Film at the Hamburg Film Festival and Fox Searchlight Best British Short at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

Thraves became a music video and commercials director, and has the won the MVPA Video of the Year award twice -- for Radiohead's Just in 1996 and Neneh Cherry's Woman in 1997. Thraves has worked with the cream of British indie pop including Blur, The Verve, Mansun and Goldie.

He makes his feature film debut with THE LOW DOWN.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Jamie Thraves Facts

OccupationDirector, Writer

Selected Filmography

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