Vaughan Sivell is an Award Winning Producer, Director and Writer. He runs the production label Western Edge Pictures and the Gennaker Group, a suite of media finance companies based in Wales and London.
After establishing a successful TV writing and development career, Vaughan’s first feature film, THIRD STAR starring Benedict Cumberbatch, became a break-out hit in 2011 engaging passionate fans around the globe. After placing highly on the Brit-List, the script was also was nominated for a BAFTA Cymru.
Vaughan then focused on growing his diverse production slate and establishing an independent finance base. WEP + Gennaker co-productions to date include; THE CANAL (Dir. Ivan Kavanagh) which premiered at Tribeca in 2014, multi-award winning short BALCONY (Dir. Toby Fell Holden) which is currently long-listed for an Academy Award and PREVENGE (Dir. Alice Lowe) which opened Venice Critics Week in 2016.
In 2015 Vaughan made his directorial debut with MR CALZAGHE, an epic documentary about the Welsh Boxing legend. Financed by Gennaker, the film was released by eOne to fan and critical acclaim, and won three BAFTA Cymru awards including Best Director (Factual) and Special Achievement in Film Craft.
His follow up to this will be PISTORIUS, the story of the Paralympic and Olympic athlete and convicted murderer set against the political backdrop of South Africa. The film is represented by Content Media and set for release in 2017.