Sally El Hosaini is a feature film writer / director. Her acclaimed debut feature, My Brother, The Devil, picked up major prizes at Sundance, Berlin and London Film Festivals. It screened at over 40 international festivals, winning 12 awards, 17 nominations and an honourable mention. The film was released theatrically in the UK, US, Canada and Europe. As writer / director of the film, Sally won Best Screenplay at the 2013 Writer's Guild of Great Britain Awards, the Most Promising Newcomer Award at the 2013 Evening Standard Film Awards, Best Newcomer at the 2012 BFI London Film Festival and the UK New Talent Award at the British Women in Film and Television Awards 2012. She's an alum of the Sundance Institutes Screenwriters and Directors Labs.
Sally has been profiled by The Guardian, Screen International as a “Star of Tomorrow”, BBC America, IndieWire and Variety who featured her as one of their “Brits to Watch”. She was one of fifteen female directors selected for BAFTA's 2017-18 Elevate programme and was subsequently invited to sit on BAFTA's Film Committee. She was also one of eight directors chosen for NBC Universal's Directors Fellowship 2017. Recently she directed Danny Boyle's TV series Babylon for Channel 4 / Sundance TV.
Sally is currently working on her second feature film, Jones, which she developed with the assistance of Sundance FilmTwo and a San Francisco Film Society / Kenneth Rainin Foundation grant. The film is being produced by Mike Goodridge (Groovy Pictures) and Christine Vachon (Killer Films). She's also developing two other feature projects, Cowboys of Dreamland with Camilla Bray (Rosetta Productions) and the BFI, and #Funnygirl with FilmWave and Film4. Sally is represented in the UK by Sayle Screen and in the United States by Anonymous Content.
Agent: Matthew Bates, Sayle Screen
Management: Rosalie Swedlin & Nicole Romano, Anonymous Content