Monday, 12 July 2010

Shane Meadows

"When I am not happy with my work, I am like Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now."
Shane Meadows was born on the 26th December 1972 in Staffordshire. When he was younger, he enroled at a Performing Arts course at Burton College, where he first met friend and future collaborator Paddy Considine (Dead Man's Shoes) - featuring a terrifying and intricate performance from Considine.

His enthusiasm for British culture was made clear when he ranked #40 in the Telegraph's list: the 100 most powerful people in British culture. This enthusiasm is also made clear in his films such as Dead Man's Shoes (2004), Somers Town (2008), and arguably his most popular film; This Is England (2006), from which he recieved a BAFTA for Best British Film.
Shane found his passion for Short Films back in 1994 with The Cleaner (which has a running time of only 2 mins) and since then, he's never stopped directing. - During the period of 1994 and 2007, he made a total of 56 short films, each lasting from 40 seconds to 30 minutes.

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