His award winning shorts include Swallowed (NYU's Martin Scorsese award, best film at the Karlovy Vary and a Silver Bear at the 24th Ebensee Festival) and Wonderful World (Sony Award for Best British Film). In 2005 he directed his first TV drama, shooting the Flying Blind episode of the ITV docu-drama series Survivors, which was overseen and script-supervised by Paul Abbott.
As a screenwriter Olly's work includes adapting Chris Fowler's Roofworld for director Vaughan Arnell (Samuelson Productions/New Line), co-writing The Last Born for director Nils Arden Oplev (Zentropa/New Line/Metronome), The Long Tomorrow for Erik Eger and Vinyan for Fabrice de Welz. Olly is also a journalist and writer - dig around and you can find some of his scribblings www.ollyblackburn.com
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