Josef
Bates

Emerging director and writer for Film and Television.


Joe is a film director whose recent short film TIC, which he wrote and directed and stars Will Merrick and Emma Mackey, was screened at the BFI London Film Festival in the LAUGH strand in October 2019 and is currently in development with Channel 4 and Various Artists. It’s a black comedy that depicts the absurdity and awkwardness of living with Tourette’s (based on his own experience of living with Tourettes).

His short film 'Meat' won the British Horror Film Festival 2018 and was shortlisted at the Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival. 


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Television

Writer & Director 

Film

Writer & Director 

Meat
Winner of the British Horror Film Festival
Director 

Short film about a man unable to connect with his vegan parents and is forced to hide his carnivorous nature. 


Writer/Director 

Short film starring Will Merrick and Emma Mackey. TIC premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in 2019 and is in development with Channel 4.

Various Artists Limited