Stevan Riley

Stevan Riley



Stevan Riley is a British film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his award-winning documentaries such as ‘Fire in Babylon’, ‘Blue Blood’, and ‘Listen to Me Marlon’.

Riley was born in London in 1978. He studied at the London College of Printing and then went on to gain an MA in Screenwriting at the University of Westminster. In 2003, he wrote, directed, and produced his first film ‘The Last Great Wilderness’, which was nominated for a BAFTA.

Riley’s first documentary was ‘Fire in Babylon’. It was released in 2010 and won the Grand Jury Prize at the Hot Docs International Documentary Festival. The film follows the story of the West Indies cricket team in the 1970s and 1980s and their journey to becoming the world's number one ranked team. The film received critical acclaim and was nominated for a BAFTA.

In 2011, Riley directed and produced ‘Blue Blood’, a documentary about teenagers in East London. The film follows the lives of two young men as they struggle to make their way in a world that is often hostile and unforgiving. The film was nominated for the Grierson Award at the London Film Festival.

Riley’s most acclaimed work is the 2015 documentary ‘Listen to Me Marlon’. The film is a portrait of the late Marlon Brando and features never-before-seen footage and audio recordings from the actor. The film won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award.

Riley has also directed and produced a number of short films and television documentaries. His most recent work, ‘McQueen’, is a feature-length documentary about the fashion designer Alexander McQueen. It was released in 2018 and won the Best Documentary Award at the British Independent Film Awards.

Stevan Riley is one of the most acclaimed documentary filmmakers of his generation. His films have won numerous awards and have been praised for their unique visual style and emotional depth. He continues to work on exciting projects and is sure to produce more outstanding films in the years to come.

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