BIOGRAPHY

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Tony Mitchell

 A multi award-winning director & producer Tony's recent credits include the movie-event RESURRECTION dramatizing the crucifixion of Christ and the days that followed, starring Juan Pablo Di Pace, premiering March 2021 on Discovery +. Prior to that he directed two seasons of THE BAXTER'S for MGM TV, the movie GRACE & GOLIATH, the Emmy nominated miniseries THE BIBLE for History Channel and the 10 part series A.D. THE BIBLE CONTINUES for NBC. FLOOD was his award-winning feature debut for Lionsgate, starring Tom Hardy, Robert Carlyle, Sir Tom Courtenay, David Suchet & Joanne Whalley.

 

Other credits include the Emmy nominated drama SUPERVOLCANO, the sci-fi series PRIMEVAL and Emmy winning documentary THREADS OF LIFE for the BBC. ANCIENT EGYPTIANS was his epic four part BAFTA winning factual drama series, while his miniseries NEANDERTHAL was an RTS award winner.

With a reputation for bringing huge visual ambition and production value to his work, Tony is regularly engaged as a creative consultant on projects that aspire to raise-the-bar and deliver new forms of storytelling. They include Nat Geo's CGI spectacular EGYPT RISING, Ubisoft's gaming TV hybrid GUILLOTINE, plus the natural history drama PLANET OF THE ANTS. 

Born and raised in Toronto he holds both Canadian & UK passports and has a US green card. He currently splits his time between LA & London.

FILMOGRAPHY

RESURRECTION
FEATURE FILM (co-director)

Co-directed this event-movie dramatizing the crucifixion and ultimate resurrection of Christ. Showing on Discovery Plus, Easter 2021. Starring Juan Pablo Di Pace, Joanne Whalley, Richard Coyle, Babou Ceesay & Vincent Regan.

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THE BAXTERS
TV DRAMA SERIES  (series director)

Directed 20 episodes (2 seasons) for MGM TV of this ensemble family drama based on novels from New York Best Selling author Karen Kingsbury. They follow Elizabeth and John Baxter, and their adult children as they navigate life's highs and lows, both with and without God. 

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GRACE & GOLIATH
FEATURE FILM (director)

Directed this zero to hero movie for Cinemagic about Hollywood big shot Josh Jenkins who sweeps into Belfast to make a movie, but before long his world crashes and he loses everything. Hotel cleaner Lily invites him to stay with her crazy family and gradually the people of this 'strange' city touch his heart forever.

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A.D.
TV DRAMA SERIES (series director)

Directed 3 episodes of this epic sequel to the smash hit miniseries The Bible. It follows the book of ACTS. It dramatizes the complete message of Christ and the transformation of Saul to Paul and how the high priest of Judea manages life after the Crucifixion of Christ as the disciples begin spreading His word.

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FLOOD
MINISERIES & MOVIE (director)

Directed 2 x 90 min episodes

portraying  the timely yet terrifying story of what happens when a tidal surge floods London. Starring Tom Hardy, Robert Carlyle, Tom Courtenay, David Suchet & Joanne Whalley
*New York Festival Winner -

Best TV Entertainment Program
*Silver Medal for Feature Length Entertainment in the Film Category

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THE BIBLE
TV DRAMA MINISERIES (director)

Directed 3 episodes of this Mark Burnett miniseries, which became the biggest selling miniseries of all time, about God's creation and physical landmark events leading up to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
* EMMY Nominated -

Best Outstanding Mini Series
Best Sound Mixing
Best Sound Editing 

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SON OF GOD
FEATURE FILM (director)

Directed sequences of this movie telling the life story of Jesus from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection. Re-cut material from the successful TV series was the basis of this movie. Distributed by Fox International this feature film went on to gross over $70 million worldwide.

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SUPERVOLCANO
TV DRAMA MINISERIES (director)

Directed this 2 x 1 hr disaster drama miniseries shot in Vancouver about Yellowstone's Supervolcano and the chaotic consequences of its eruption. Starring Gary Lewis.

*EMMY Nominated - Visual Effects 
*BAFTA Nominated - Visual Effects
*RTS Nominated - Cinematography & Editing

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ATLANTIS
1 x 90 TV DRAMA (director)

Directed this 90 min CGI special dramatizing the greatest natural disaster of the ancient world, an event that experts believe inspired the legend of Atlantis. Shot entirely in a green screen studio in Cape Town and using state-of-the-art tracking sensors with previs graphics to deliver over 700 shots.

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MAIL ORDER MURDER
DOCU DRAMA SERIES (director)

6 episodes and shot on location in Toronto for Discovery ID. 

Included this season: a Russian mother is stabbed 11 times in her laundry room, a young Filipina looks for an escape from poverty only to find herself in an even more deadly situation, and a hopeful bride disappears two years after her arrival in the U.S. 

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PRIMEVAL
TV DRAMA SERIES (director)

Directed 2 episodes of this popular ITV Saturday night drama series revealing what happens when strange anomalies start to appear all over England. Professor Cutter and his team track down and capture all sorts of dangerous prehistoric creatures from Earth's distant past and near future. Then release them through a time traveling portal.

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HOMINID
TV DOCUDRAMA (director)

Shot in South Africa this 2 part miniseries follows the journey of two different groups of modern humans as they encounter other human species. The first group encounters Homo erectus and is forced to cross the Thar Desert to reach the sea. The second group encounters Neanderthals in Europe.

SURVIVING DISASTER
DOCU DRAMA (director)

This simulation of real life disaster situations produced by Spike and hosted by former Navy SEAL 

Cade Courtley. Avalanche retells a worst-case scenario and what viewers can do to survive them. 

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THREADS OF LIFE
DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL (director)

Professor Robert Winston presents this BBC 1 special to celebrate the cracking on the Human Genome. He travels to Africa, Australia, Europe and the US to investigate how genetics affects us all, and sometimes in strange and challenging ways.

NIAGARA FALLS
DOCUMENTARY (director)

More than the celebration of a natural wonder this a study of human achievement and folly on an epic scale, a tale of affable lunacy, high drama, danger and desire. The Falls were the nation’s first great symbol, an emblem for the vast untamed continent with its beauty and its limitless resources. What happened to that beauty, and those resources, is the story-line of the film.

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ANCIENT EGYPTIANS
DOCU DRAMA (series director)

Directed 4 x 1hr fact-based dramas shot entirely in Morocco. Set during the Age of the Pharaohs these films reveal the compelling true stories of people who lived at the heart of the world's greatest civilization.
*BAFTA Winner - Cinematography
*BAFTA - Nominated - Editing, Visual Effects & Sound
*PACT Winner - Historical Doc 

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NEANDERTHAL
MINISERIES (director)

Directed 2 x 1hr factual dramas shot entirely in Donegal, Ireland. Set 35,000 years ago these dramas depict the last time two species of human came face to face and decided the fate of us all.


*RTS Winner - Impact Prime Time
*PACT Nominated -

Historical Doc Award

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WHEN DINOSAURS RULED
DOCUMENTARY SERIES (director)

Jeff Goldblum, the star of Jurassic Park, narrates this five hour documentary series for Discovery Channel about the dinosaurs that roamed North and South America, Europe, Africa and Australia and Antarctica.

BAFTA AWARD

2001

ANCIENT EGYPTIANS

RTS AWARD

2001

NEANDERTHAL

NEW YORK TV & FILM

FESTIVAL

2009

FLOOD

INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE

FESTIVAL

2002

PACT AWARD

2002

ANCIENT EGYPTIANS
THREADS OF LIFE