Rob Savage (find him on Instagram and Twitter!) is a multi-award winning filmmaker working in features, television and commercials. Most recently, Rob released the groundbreaking horror film, Host, which was originally inspired by a Zoom prank that Rob pulled on his friends. The prank went viral and led to Rob creating Host, one of the only films made during the pandemic. Host is available now on Shudder and in theaters in the UK starting December 4. In addition to receiving a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Host has received rave reviews in outlets such as: The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, NPR and Rolling Stone! Due to Host‘s success, Rob recently landed himself a three picture deal with Blumhouse.
Rob wrote, directed, shot, co-produced and edited micro-budget feature film “Strings” at age 17, which premiered at the Rome Film Festival. The film was acquired for release by Vertigo Films and released by the BFI. Rob won the Discovery Award at the British Independent Film Awards for the film, the youngest director ever to win a BIFA. He was named a Screen International Star of Tomorrow for the film.
Rob’s television output includes work written and directed for Channel 4, FX and Sky, where he directed three episodes of Jez Butterworth’s big budget Roman epic “Britannia” for Neal Street Productions. Rob directed the pilot episode of “For Life”, a Black Mirror style anthology show for AMC.
He also developed a number of TV and film projects including “Dawn of the Deaf” with producers Rob Watson & Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly (Lady Macbeth), psychological horror “Seaholme” with the BFI and “SALT” with Chernin Entertainment. In 2017, Rob won a Jury award for “Dawn of the Deaf” being the Best Short Film at the Kaleidoscope LGBT Festival.
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