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.
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