Oliver Milburn
Director / Writer

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Oliver Milburn is a director, writer and BAFTA nominated VFX supervisor for feature film and television. He wrote and directed the feature film School’s Out Forever, a comedy sci-fi horror about a teenage boy surviving the aftermath of a deadly pandemic at a British all boy’s school. The Guardian gave the film 4 stars, praising Oliver’s writing and directing stating that he has “a real knack for staging action and coaxing sincere, punchy performances from his mostly young cast” (full review here).

Oliver graduated from Bournemouth University and his graduation film, The Harsh Light of Day, was released globally. He has also directed several music videos and award-winning shorts, such as the offbeat comedy-drama Dunroamin – a story about a seemingly normal a house viewing that turns increasingly mysterious. Bringing wit and style to every story he tells, Oliver combines an emotive understanding of character and narrative with a vast technical skill set.

In addition to writing and directing, Oliver is also a BAFTA-nominated VFX supervisor, including work on 3 seasons of Fox/Canal Plus’s War of The Worlds and also Urban Myth Films/Sky’s The Lazarus Project, which also included second-unit directing.

Website: www.olivermilburn.com

Feature Film:
Dead Stop Rebellion Films (2022)
Writer
Comedy-horror
School’s Out Forever Rebellion Films (2021)
Writer / Director
Comedy sci-fi horror – 15-year-old Lee Keegan has been expelled from his private school just as an apocalyptic event wipes out most of the world’s population. With his father dead and mother trapped abroad, Lee is given one instruction: go back to school…
The Guardian 4-star review: “If The Lord of the Flies crossed with The Road and a dash of Tom Brown’s School Days sounds like your bag of blood, then this ruthless romp will be a kick in the head.
The Harsh Light Of Day Writer / Director
Horror (graduation feature) – After witnessing his wife’s brutal murder, Daniel Shergold makes the ultimate sacrifice and accepts the help of a dark and mysterious stranger in order to reap vengeance on those responsible…
Television (Directing):
The Lazarus Project (Extinction) Urban Myth Films/Sky (2022)
2nd Unit Director
War Of The Worlds – Series 3 Fox/Canal Plus (2022)
2nd Unit Director
War Of The Worlds – Series 2 Fox/Canal Plus (2021)
2nd Unit Director
War Of The Worlds – Series 1 Fox/Canal Plus (2021)
2nd Unit Director
Crazyhead Netflix (2016)
2nd Unit Director
Short film:
Dunroamin Director / Producer / Writer
Drama thriller – Joanna (Sarah Parish) is selling her country home, Steven (Robert Emms) is a prospective buyer. What should be a simple viewing becomes something else entirely… (View here)
Speechless Babyface Films
Director
Award-wining drama – A boy with a speech impediment goes to great lengths in order to be a stand-up comedian... (View here)
Television (VFX):
Time – Series 2 BBC (2023)
On set VFX supervisor
The Lazarus Project – Series 2 Sky (2023)
On set VFX supervisor
After The Flood ITV (2023)
On set VFX supervisor
Champion BBC (2022)
On set VFX supervisor
The Tower – Series 2 ITV (2022)
On set VFX supervisor
War Of The Worlds – Series 3 Disney (2022)
VFX unit director
The Lazarus Project – Series 1 Sky (2022)
On set VFX Supervisor
War Of The Worlds – Series 2 Disney (2021)
VFX supervisor
Viewpoint ITV (2020)
On set VFX supervisor
The Tower – Series 1 ITV
On set VFX supervisor
War Of The Worlds – Series 1 Fox/Canal Plus (2019)
VFX supervisor
Beecham House ITV (2019)
On set VFX supervisor
The One Netflix (2019)
On set VFX supervisor
Patrick Melrose Sky (2018)
On set VFX supervisor
Pin Cushion Feature Film (2017)
VFX Supervisor
Crazyhead Netflix (2016)
VFX director
Atlantis – Series 2 BBC (2015)
VFX assistant
Education:
Bournemouth University – MA Directing Digital Film and Television (Distinction)