We are delighted to welcome Sebastian Thiel to the MindsEye roster.
Sebastian is a writer, director, and producer born in Zambia and raised in North West London. Sebastian started his film career at the age of 18, writing and directing comedy web series and short films. Having a keen interest in human stories he also directed documentaries in Kenya, China and in his hometown, with his film Trap Town. Trap Town was filmed following the London riots and earned Seb his TV debut when it was aired on London Live in 2014.
In 2017 Sebastian was commissioned by BBC Three to make his mini-series, Just A Couple. The show centres around Shavon and Mark, a sharp-tongued couple in a distinctly modern relationship.
The success of Just A Couple led to Adjani Salmon bringing Sebastian on to direct the pilot of his new show, Dreaming Whilst Black, which aired on BBC Three in April. The show is the story of an aspiring filmmaker Kwabena, whose dreams of making it into the business are nobbled by the demands of his unrewarding day job in recruitment. The pilot has received widespread critical acclaim and is a great example of Seb’s ability to tease out brilliant comedic performances.
Sebastian has featured on TEDx Talks, was listed in the Evening Standard’s Top 25 Under 25 most influential Londoners and was included on the BBC’s 2017 Hotlist for New Talent – unveiled by Idris Elba and Tony Hall.
Sebastian is very excited to bring the skills obtained in his TV work into his commercial filmmaking and we cannot wait to see what he will make with us here at MindsEye.