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Howard J Ford
Director & Writer
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Howard is an award-winning writer and director of 10 feature films and over 250 TV commercials.
His recent feature film as Director; climbing thriller ‘The Ledge’, for GFM Films, has been given a 1000+ screen theatrical release and was distributed by Paramount/Saban (US) and Signature/Netflix UK. It reached number 6 of all films on Netflix in the UK and is selling in almost every territory globally. Picking up its first award of 2023 at the 10th Magica Awards Night.
Having begun making short films aged just 13, Howard directed his first feature film aged 21 with Hugo Speer. Since then, his features as director, include worldwide Horror hits ‘The Dead’ filmed in Africa and ‘The Dead 2, in India.
Looking for the perfect shot in a sea of sand
Simultaneously Howard has been a successful commercials director working worldwide for agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi, Lowe Lintas, McCann’s & DDB, creating numerous successful and award-winning campaigns.
Howard's female driven thriller, ‘Never Let Go’, (2015) shot in Morocco/Spain/US was voted Best Independent Film of 2016 at The National Film Awards (Beating Multi Oscar Nominated ‘Carol’ and Sean Penn’s ‘The Gunman' to the title). Released by Sony Pictures across North America, it has also been a successful title on Netflix, Amazon Prime and numerous other global platforms.
Poster artwork for Never Let Go
Howard didn’t let the recent global pandemic stop him and during the first UK Lockdown he shot a feature film ‘The Lockdown Hauntings’, shot with no crew whatsoever but a lot of known actors including Tony Todd from ‘Candyman/Final Destination/Star Trek’, released both streaming and theatrical from April 2021. (UK distributor Altitude Films).
Promotional artwork for The Lockdown Hauntings
Howard's slate for 2023
Releasing early 2023 will be Howard’s latest feature as director; a gripping thriller titled ‘DarkGame,’ starring Ed Westwick. A determined detective is in a race against time to stop a twisted game show on the dark web, where captives are forced to compete for their lives.
There will be news soon of another feature – A survival thriller ‘Escape’. A violent sex trafficking gang take ten young women from an island resort for delivery to an overseas client. A young nurse and feisty dancer hatch an escape-plan. But find themselves in the desert fighting for their lives.
Howard is also attached to four further feature films which are in the casting stages.
He is currently represented by Gersh Agency. (Gersh LA)
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