SJ Clarkson is a television director who has worked on both sides of the Atlantic on some of the most high profile shows of recent years. This year she directed the opening pilot, of Dig, written by Tim Kring and Homeland creator, Gideon Raff. The series follows an FBI agent, played by Jason Issacs, who must find a religious artefact that could change the course of history.
Previously SJ directed the opening block of BBC/HBO series Hunted, starring Melissa George for Kudos Film and Television. Subsequently, SJ directed two episodes of Alan Ball's new series Banshee for HBO/Cinemax. She then directed an adaptation of Nigel Slater's biography Toast for the BBC and Ruby Films, starring Helena Bonham Carter, Freddy Highmore, Ken Stott and Victoria Hamilton.
Prior to this SJ co-created and directed the opening block of the hit BBC series Mistresses, which was picked up by Lifetime in the US. She also directed both the opening and the closing blocks of Series 2 of the BAFTA and Emmy-winning show Life on Mars and Series 1 of Whitechapel for Carnival/ITV.
SJ also completed a second block of Dexter, the Emmy award winning US show about a criminal pathologist's double life as a serial killer. SJ has also directed Buena Vista's celebrated series Ugly Betty; two episodes of NBC's popular series, Heroes and medical drama House starring Hugh Laurie. SJ directed a block of Smash for NBC and Bates Motel for Universal Television. She also directed an episode of US version of The Bridge for Shine America/FX, Orange is the New Black for Netflix, Hostages, starring Toni Colette, for CBS and Turn for AMC, set during the American Revolution and starring Jamie Bell.
An FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem is investigating a murder of a young female archaeologist, but unearths an artefact that will change the course of history and a conspiracy 2000 years in the making.
The surgeon who is about to operate on the US president is taken hostage by a rogue FBI agent. She is forced into an impossible dilemma when she's ordered to botch the operation in order to save her family.
Female prison drama. Follows the story of inmate who is imprisoned for 15 months after smuggling drug money for a friend.
US version of the acclaimed Danish/Swedish co-production. Two detectives are drawn into a complex case to track take down a serial killer operating across the Texas-Chihuahua border.