Jamie Thraves

Jamie Thraves

United Kingdom


Jamie Thraves is a British film writer and director.
Thraves began making early short experimental films in 1989 at the University of Hull, having previously studied illustration. His graduation film SCRATCH (1991) and THE TAKE-OUT (1993), a short film made under the BFI New Directors scheme, both went on to win awards at film festivals worldwide. He joined the Royal College of Art in 1993 where he made another award-winning film, THE HACKNEY DOWNS (1995).
Thraves directed the short film I JUST WANT TO KISS YOU in 1997, starring Martin Freeman which won the Fox Searchlight Award for Best Short Film at the Edinburgh IFF in 1998.
Thraves made his first feature, THE LOW DOWN (2000), with Film 4. His second feature, THE CRY OF THE OWL (2009), was an international co-production with BBC Films. His third feature film, TREACLE JR. (2010), reunited him with Aidan Gillen. At the film's world premiere at the 21st Dinard British FF, it won the Hitchcock D'Or - Grand Jury Prize.
Thraves' fourth feature film, PICKUPS (2016), his third to star long-term collaborator Aidan Gillen, has been selected at the London IFF.

Films Selection

  • Pickups - 2017
  • Treacle Jr. - 2010
  • The Low Down - 2000
  • I Just Want to Kiss You - 1997