Michael Apted, special guest at MIA 2018. The British director and producer helms the panel “Filming in Time: a Conversation with Michael Apted”.
Mr. Apted is a special guest at this year’s upcoming edition of the Mercato Internazionale dell’Audiovisivo. The British director and producer will be leading a panel within the Mia Doc section: “Filming in Time: A Conversation with Michael Apted”.
His career began at the beginning of the 60s as a feature film and documentary director. Mr. Apted’s documentary credits include, the Boris Grebenshikov film The Long Way Home, Incident at Oglala, Bring on the Night, Moving the Mountain, Me and Isaac Newton and the soccer film Power of the Game. He also directed the official 2006 World Cup Film. But among Mr. Apted’s most widely recognized documentary directorial achievements are his internationally acclaimed, multi award-winning sequels based on the original 7 UP documentary, and the recent 56 UP, which aired on ITV in the UK and was released theatrically in the US to much acclaim. The films have followed the lives of 14 Britons since the age of seven in seven-year increments.
His feature films include Gorillas in the Mist, Coalminer’s Daughter, Gorky Park, Thunderheart, Nell, The World is Not Enough, Enigma, Enough, Amazing Grace, and the third installment of C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and Chasing Mavericks. His most recent film, Unlocked, a spy thriller starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Douglas, Orlando Bloom, John Malkovich, and Toni Collette, was released in 2017.
In addition to his documentary and feature work, Mr. Apted has worked extensively in television, including directing the first three episodes of HBO’s epic series Rome. Most recently, he directed nine episodes over the four seasons of the Showtime series, Masters of Sex, and two episodes of Showtime’s other series, Ray Donovan. Most recently, he directed an episode for the final season of the Netflix series Bloodline.