Saville Productions is proud to announce the addition of highly sought-after filmmaker Gavin O’Connor (Warrior, Miracle, Pride and Glory). O’Connor has signed with Saville for exclusive commercial representation in North America.
O’Connor wrote and directed the critically acclaimed MMA drama film Warrior, a powerful and gripping portrayal of a story between two estranged brothers (Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton) and the fight of their lives. Warrior earned Nick Nolte an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Saville’s Executive Producer Rupert Maconick added, “Gavin is an accomplished, incredible storyteller. I believe Warrior was one of the best movies of the year; his literal, raw and emotive storytelling really seamlessly portrays rage and heartbreak. What he creates are unforgettable visual narratives.”
The director first garnered attention when he directed and co-wrote the drama feature Tumbleweeds, starring Janet McTeer and Kimberly Brown. O’Connor won the Filmmaker’s Award at the film’s premiere at Sundance Film Festival. The mother-daughter road drama went on to earn widespread critical acclaim. In addition, McTeer earned several Best Actress honors for her performance, including Oscar and Independent Spirit Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award, while Brown won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress.
O’Connor recently directed the new television series The Americans, an espionage period-drama about two undercover Russian KGB spies raising a family in America in 1981. The original series stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, and is now showing on FX.
O’Connor is a dynamic addition to Saville’s top stable of talent including some of Hollywood’s leading feature film directors: Martin Campbell (Casino Royale), Paul Haggis (Crash), James McTeigue (V for Vendetta), Bryan Singer (X-Men), Pete Travis (Vantage Point), and high-end commercials directors including: Alex & Steffen, David Harner, Daniel Borjesson, Dylan Goss and Landis Smithers.