Keith Boak, Director.
Keith Boak is a BAFTA and IVCA award winning Director. Keith Boak was born in Edinburgh and graduated in Law at the University of Bristol. He trained as Assistant Director at the Royal Court Theatre, Riverside Studios the Royal National Theatre, and Leicester Haymarket, winning a Scotsman Fringe First Award at Edinburgh for IN NOMINE PATRIS and assisting Directors including Danny Boyle, Sir Richard Eyre, Dr Jonathan Miller and Max Stafford Clark. Keith Boak directed ‘MILKWOOD BLUES’ at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, ‘THE TRAVELLER’ (with David Threlfall) and ‘INDIGO’ (with Dougray Scott) at the Almeida Theatre.
Film / Television:
Keith Boak was original pilot Director on the widely acclaimed BBC revival of the classic science-fiction series DR WHO (BAFTA best TV drama series 2005). For C4, he directed in New York and London for the transatlantic series NY-LON and his first film IMPACT EARTH was broadcast on Discovery/ C5 in 2008.
Keith Boak’s extensive TV directing credits include VILLAGE BY THE SEA (from Anita Desai’s novel set in Sri Lanka) CASE HISTORIES, SILENT WITNESS, HOTEL BABYLON, DEATH IN PARADISE, NEW TRICKS, STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL, THIEFTAKERS, CITY CENTRAL, WATERLOO ROAD, LONDON’S BURNING, THE KNOCK, OUT OF THE BLUE, PIE IN THE SKY, SUNBURN, STAYING ALIVE, WOKENWELL, MERSEYBEAT, THE BILL, HOLBY CITY, CASUALTY, EASTENDERS and the single drama SUBSTANCE. Keith Boak directed the documentary “RUNNING THE BULLS and the short films THESE COLOURS DON”T RUN, NIGHTCLUB, FIST OF THE DRAGONFLY, AFTER THE PARTY, THE RETURN OF NEVILLE DEDD, AMENDMENT and THE LOSER. In 2014 he will be directing TURN in Virginia for the AMC Network in the United States.
In 2012 Keith Boak directed the cybercrime film ‘Companies like Yours’ for The Edge Picture Company winning the IVCA Best Director Award 2012 and 2 Gold Best Film awards at the 2012 New York International Film & TV Festival.