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Rowan Joffe

Writer and director for film and television

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The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall

★ BAFTA Craft Awards Winner: Best Director (Fiction)
2008 Talkback Thames for Channel 4 Producer Barney Reisz Director Rowan Joffe Writer Simon Block Starring Stephenh Dillane, Kerry Fox & Matthew McNulty

The true story of one family's fight for justice after their son Tom was shot dead on the Gaza strip by a member for the Israeli Defence Force while working there as a photojournalism student aligned to the Peace Corps.

Nominated for Best Television Drama at the South Bank Show Awards 2009; nominated for Best Single Drama at the RTS Awards 2009; nominated for Best Single Drama at the BAFTAs 2009; nominated for Best Television Drama at the Amnesty International Media Awards 2009; winner of four Golden Nymphs at the Monte Carlo Television Festival 2009, including Best Television Drama and Outstanding Director; nominated for the Grierson Award 2009 for Best Drama Documentary
The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall

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Tight and convincing, and the performances exemplary (above all by Stephen Dillane, quite brilliant as Tom's lawyer father Anthony). Television can sometimes be a little self-consciously worthy when it tackles this kind of subject, but here it did the Hurndall family proud.

Brian Viner The Independent

It may not be sentimental, or sensational, but hell, it's moving....Beautifully observed, beautifully written, beautifully performed. And brave.

Sam Wollaston The Guardian