Saul is currently directing two episode of MUSKETEERS for BBC1. Last year he directed the 2012 Christmas Special of DOCTOR WHO for BBC1, The Snowmen, which was critically acclaimed and 4 episodes of the series.
In 2011 he directed the 2nd Unit on the $35 million sci-fi action film DREDD, which was shot in 3D.
Immediately prior to that, he directed the final episode of the BBC’s 3-part reworking of the classic period drama UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS.
The year before Saul directed MICRO MEN a feature-length comedy drama for BBC4 starring Martin Freeman and Alexander Armstrong, which was nominated for an RTS Award.
Saul has directed films, documentaries, shorts and adverts.
His debut feature film was LATE NIGHT SHOPPING (Ideal World Films for FilmFour, Scottish Screen National Lottery Fund, Glasgow Film Office & Senator Film.) The film had its World Premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, where it was awarded the C.I.A.C.E. prize. Other prizes and nominations include:
• Winner, Young Jury Prize, Gijón Film Festival
• Winner, Best Actress (Kate Ashfield) BIFAs
• Winner, Best Film, BAFTA Scotland
• Winner, Best Director. BAFTA Scotland
• Winner, Patron’s Award, San Diego Film Festival
• Nominated, Best Director, ALFS
• Nominated, Best Newcomer, ALFS
• Nominated, Best Newcomer, Evening Standard Film Awards
• Nominated, Best Cinematography, Evening Standard Film Awards
The film was released in cinemas in the UK and internationally.
“A wonderfully out-there slacker comedy that’s as tight as a drum in script, direction and performances”
Saul’s second feature film was GUY X (F&ME & Spice Factory for Film Consortium & Movision), which starred Jason Biggs, Natascha McElhone, Jeremy Northam & Michael Ironside.
The film premiered at the Taormina Film Festival, where it won prizes for Best Director and Best Actor (Jason Biggs). GUY X was released in cinemas in the UK and internationally.
“A smart black comedy in the tradition of M*A*S*H and Catch-22, Guy X also proves emotionally involving enough to win over hearts as well as minds”
Prior to directing, Saul studied Architecture at Robinson College, Cambridge University (1989-1992). In 1992 he attended a summer course at the Tisch School of Arts in New York, where he received his only formal film training. Subsequently, Saul worked as a Runner and Location Assistant on feature films, including SHALLOW GRAVE, SMALL FACES and TRAINSPOTTING.
From this time onwards, he was also making short films, adverts and documentaries – these include a film about the Hollywood actor, James Stewart (JAMES STEWART- LAST OF THE GOOD GUYS), a look at modern Danish cinema (THE NAME OF THIS FILM IS DOGME95), a architecture film (GILLESPIE, KIDD & COIA: LESSONS IN ARCHITECTURE) and a number of short films.