Louis Paxton is a writer and Director from Edinburgh, Scotland. After studying at the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow, Louis embarked on an MA in Directing at the National Film and Television School in London. His award-winning short films range from comedy drama to horror to musical comedy. They’ve screened at Flickerfest, Glasgow Short Film Fest, LOCO film fest and London Short Film Fest. His first TV project, Sci-fi comedy THE SPARE ROOM was selected for the BAFTA Rocliffe Drama forum.

In 2021 Louis directed the BBC3 comedy/drama LADYBABY. The pilot was nominated for Best Comedy at the Broadcast Awards. In 2022 Louis was also nominated for best Director at the New Voice Awards and received a BAFTA Scotland nomination for his short film NEVILLE IS DEAD. He’s directed episodes of BBC One prime-time crime/drama, SHETLAND and BBC3 horror/comedy series WRECK. Louis is currently developing original comedy SHEARLINGS with BBC Comedy and comedy-thriller THE BIG MAN with BBC Studios. His recent BBC comedy short, CALAMITY JAMES, is in further development with the BBC. With the support of Screen Scotland, he’s making his feature film debut with offbeat comedy THE INCOMER.

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