Creative biographies

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Dominic Savage (Creator, Writer, Director, Executive Producer)

Dominic Savage is a BAFTA-winning filmmaker. Dominic created three seasons of award winning and critically acclaimed anthology drama series for C4, I Am. Each single film has been developed in collaboration with one of Britain’s leading female actors: Season one starred Oscar nominee Samantha Morton, BAFTA winner Vicky McClure, and Gemma Chan. The series was the highest-rating 10pm C4 drama since 2012. The award winning second series, starring BAFTA winners Suranne Jones, Letitia Wright and Oscar nominee Lesley Manville, was broadcast on Channel 4 in August 2021. I Am Season 2 was nominated for Single Drama BAFTA and won a C21 International Drama award.

Other Credits:
NICE GIRL (2001) for BBC2 won the BAFTA Award for New Director Fiction 2001. Also nominated for the BAFTA Best Single Drama and Innovation award. When I was 12 (2001) for BBC Two, won the BAFTA Award for Best Single Film and numerous other awards. Out of Control (2002) for BBC One starred Tamzin Outhwaite and David
Morrissey. It won the Michael Powell Award for Best British Film at the Edinburgh Film Festival and the Royal Television Society Award, Broadcast awards, and Monte Carlo Golden Nymph for Best single Film. Love + Hate (2005) premiered at the Berlin film festival, winning awards worldwide. Born Equal (2007) for BBC One starred Colin Firth, Anne Marie Duff, Robert Carlyle and David Oyelowo. Freefall (2009) for BBC Two starred Dominic Cooper, Anna Maxwell Martin, Rosamund Pike, Riz Ahmed and Aiden Gillen. True Love (2012) for BBC One was a semi-improvised five-part drama series starring David Tennant, Vicky McClure, Joanne Froggatt, Billy Piper, David Morrissey, Gemma Chan, Ashley Walters, Jane Horrocks. The Secrets (2014) for BBC One was a five-part drama series of standalone single films starring Olivia Colman, Joanne Froggatt, Ben Chaplin, Alison Steadman, Emilia Fox, Sarah Solemani.
Dominic wrote and directed the feature film The Escape in 2017 for Shoebox Films starring Gemma Arterton and Dominic Cooper. The film was screened at the Special Presentations section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and was received with critical acclaim.

Richard Yee (Executive Producer)

Richard is an Emmy winning Writer, Director and Producer. He executive produced three series of the BAFTA nominated I Am drama series, co-created and wrote two series of the comedy drama SICK OF IT (Sky One) with Karl Pilkington, was co-creator and lead writer on the Emmy winning comedy Hoff The Record, and was Co-Creator of The Moaning of Life. Before co-founding Me + You, he set up RiSK Productions with Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington, and directed and produced the BAFTA nominated series An Idiot Abroad.

Krishnendu Majumdar (Producer)

Krish is an award-winning Producer and Director. He has produced three series of the BAFTA nominated drama series I Am for Channel 4 with Dominic Savage. He co-created and produced three series of BAFTA nominated global hit series An Idiot Abroad with Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. He was the co-creator and co-show runner of two series of EMMY winning comedy Hoff The Record. He started his career making documentaries including the BAFTA nominated polemic Who You Callin’ a Ni**er? (Channel 4), What’s Killing Darcus Howe? (Channel 4) and the political film No More Mr Nasty (BBC). He is the current Chair of BAFTA and he has been twice selected by Variety in their V500 list as one of the influential leaders shaping the global media industry.