Howard J Ford
Howard J Ford – Director - Writer
Howard is an award-winning writer and director of nine feature films and over 250 TV commercials.
Having begun making short films aged just 13, Howard directed his first feature film aged 21. Since then amongst his seven further features as director, including worldwide Horror hit’s ‘The Dead’ and ‘The Dead 2, India’, 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.
Howard took a detour to embark upon a very personal project to ‘get kids off devices and back outdoors’ : A Family film 'Adventure Boyz' shot; with actors from from Harry Potter, World War Z and Tomb raider but also his own 2 sons & himself as their on-screen Speedway racing father.
He has recently directed the female led climbing thriller ‘The Ledge’ for GFM films & Evolution Pictures, hailed as a ‘female cliff-hanger’, set in the Italian dolomites. One girl having to outwit four would-be killers on the side of a mountain several thousand feet up! Set for release early 2022.
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).
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