I am a Writer, Producer, Director, Actor and Editor specialising in Comedy.

My goal in life is to make great films that people will take to their heart and watch every few years for the rest of their lives.

I plan to achieve this using smart, tight, entertaining, meaningful and dryly humourous storytelling.

In addition to my own projects I do the following:

- Writing, Producing, and Directing Corporate Films, often with 90 Seconds.

- Stage Manager at the London Screenwriter’s Festival - the world’s largest professional screenwriting event. 

- Voice of God (heard not seen) at the British Independent Film Awards


I also run, with fellow writer-directors Rob Holder and David Creed- the Monthly film networking event Bristol Filmmakers (new Facebook friends always welcome!)

My favourite films -any of which I could happily chat about for hours at a time- include (in no particular order):

Back To The Future (1985) /  It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) / The Italian Job (1969) /  Withnail & I (1987) /  Singin’ In The Rain (1952) /  Blade Runner (1982) /  Tootsie (1982) /  Monty Python & Holy Grail (1975) /  Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) /  Terminator (1984)  / Moonstruck (1987) / Groundhog Day (1993) /  Enter The Dragon (1973) /  Robocop (1987) / Casablanca (1942) / Toy Story (1995) / Roger Dodger (2002)

Oliver Purches