SAUL METZSTEIN is an award-winning director of feature films and television dramas. He is currently directing the third series of Slow Horses for Apple TV+.


Previously, Saul directed the first block of the second season of Brassic (on Sky & NowTV in the UK, and Hulu in the USA), and before that the pilot and a further five episodes of Living the Dream, a comedy-drama for Sky TV.


Saul directed the 2nd Unit on The Snowman, a feature film for Working Title and Universal Pictures, and the 2nd Unit on Dredd for DNA Films.


Other work includes episodes of You, Me and the Apocalypse for Working Title/ Sky/ NBC, the BBC's flagship sci-fi series Doctor Who, Ripper Street, Upstairs Downstairs, and Micro Men, a feature-length comedy-drama. 

 

Saul's two feature films - Late Night Shopping and Guy X - both won awards at international film festivals, and were distributed in the UK and abroad.

 

Saul is a UK/ EU dual national.

Professional Affiliations

Selected Filmography

SLOW HORSES "REAL TIGERS"

TV series for AppleTV+ (in production)

FAR OUT & GROOVY

Feature film (in development)

LIVING THE DREAM

Pilot and five episodes of comedy drama

Big Talk/ Sky 1

BRASSIC 2

Three episodes of comedy drama

Calamity/ Sky 1

THE SNOWMAN

2nd Unit Director on feature film directed by Tomas Alfredson

Working Title/ Universal

YOU, ME AND THE APOCALYPSE

Five episodes of 10-part comedy drama

Working Title/ Sky 1/ NBC

RIPPER STREET

Final two episodes of 8-part drama

Amazon Prime/ BBC1

OUR ZOO

Final episode of 6-part drama

Big Talk/ BBC1

SUFFRAGETTE

2nd Unit Director on feature film directed by Sarah Gavron

Film4/ Pathé/ Ruby Films

BLACK SEA

2nd Unit Director on feature film directed by Kevin Macdonald

Film4/ Cowboy Films

MUSKETEERS

Two episodes

BBC1/ BBC America

DOCTOR WHO

Five episodes, including Xmas Special

BBC 1

DREDD

2nd Unit Director on 3D feature film directed by Pete Travis

DNA Films

UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS

Final episode of 3-part drama for BBC1

BBC 1

MICRO MEN

Feature-length comedy-drama

Darlow Smithson Productions/ BBC4

GUY X

Feature Film

F&ME/ Film Consortium

LATE NIGHT SHOPPING

Feature Film

Ideal World Films/ Film4

Selected  Awards & Nominations

BRASSIC 2

RTS Award Scripted Comedy 2021 (nomination)

DOCTOR WHO

Hugo Award Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form 2014 (nomination) - The Name of the Doctor

Hugo Award Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form 2013 (nomination) - The Snowmen

Doctor Who Magazine Best Director Series (2013)



MICRO MEN

RTS Award Multi-Channel Programme 2009 (nomination)



GUY X

Taormina International Film Festival Best Director 2005



LATE NIGHT SHOPPING

BAFTA Scotland Best Feature Film 2002

Berlin Film Festival C.I.C.A.E. Award 2001

British Independent Film Awards Douglas Hickox Award 2001 (nomination)

Dinard Film Festival Golden Hitchcock 2001 (nomination)

Evening Standard Film Awards Best Newcomer (nomination)

Gijón International Film Festival Special Prize of the Young Jury Best Feature 2001

Gijón International Film Festival Grand Prix Asturias Best Feature 2001

London Film Critics Circle Best Director, Best Newcomer 2001 (nomination)