SAUL METZSTEIN is an award-winning director of feature films and television dramas. He is currently directing the third series of Slow Horses for Apple TV+.
Previously, Saul directed the first block of the second season of Brassic (on Sky & NowTV in the UK, and Hulu in the USA), and before that the pilot and a further five episodes of Living the Dream, a comedy-drama for Sky TV.
Saul directed the 2nd Unit on The Snowman, a feature film for Working Title and Universal Pictures, and the 2nd Unit on Dredd for DNA Films.
Other work includes episodes of You, Me and the Apocalypse for Working Title/ Sky/ NBC, the BBC's flagship sci-fi series Doctor Who, Ripper Street, Upstairs Downstairs, and Micro Men, a feature-length comedy-drama.
Saul's two feature films - Late Night Shopping and Guy X - both won awards at international film festivals, and were distributed in the UK and abroad.
Saul is a UK/ EU dual national.
FAR OUT & GROOVY
Feature film (in development)
Three episodes of comedy drama
Calamity/ Sky 1
2nd Unit Director on feature film directed by Tomas Alfredson
Working Title/ Universal
LIVING THE DREAM
Pilot and five episodes of comedy drama
Big Talk/ Sky 1
YOU, ME AND THE APOCALYPSE
Five episodes of 10-part comedy drama
Working Title/ Sky 1/ NBC
Final two episodes of 8-part drama
Amazon Prime/ BBC1
Final episode of 6-part drama
Big Talk/ BBC1
2nd Unit Director on feature film directed by Sarah Gavron
Film4/ Pathé/ Ruby Films
2nd Unit Director on feature film directed by Kevin Macdonald
Film4/ Cowboy Films
Five episodes, including Xmas Special
BBC1/ BBC America
2nd Unit Director on 3D feature film directed by Pete Travis
Final episode of 3-part drama for BBC1
Darlow Smithson Productions/ BBC4
F&ME/ Film Consortium
LATE NIGHT SHOPPING
Ideal World Films/ Film4
SELECTED AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
RTS Award Scripted Comedy 2021 (nomination)
Hugo Award Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form 2014 (nomination) - The Name of the Doctor
Hugo Award Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form 2013 (nomination) - The Snowmen
Doctor Who Magazine Best Director Series (2013)
RTS Award Multi-Channel Programme 2009 (nomination)
Taormina International Film Festival Best Director 2005
LATE NIGHT SHOPPING
BAFTA Scotland Best Feature Film 2002
Berlin Film Festival C.I.C.A.E. Award 2001
British Independent Film Awards Douglas Hickox Award 2001 (nomination)
Dinard Film Festival Golden Hitchcock 2001 (nomination)
Evening Standard Film Awards Best Newcomer (nomination)
Gijón International Film Festival Special Prize of the Young Jury Best Feature 2001
Gijón International Film Festival Grand Prix Asturias Best Feature 2001
London Film Critics Circle Best Director, Best Newcomer 2001 (nomination)
SLOW HORSES "REAL TIGERS"
TV series for AppleTV+ (in production)