Louis Savy

Director of SCI-FI-LONDON joins Richmond to teach on new MA


We are delighted to announce that award-winning film producer and Director of SCI-FI-LONDON, Louis Savy, will be teaching on the MA Film: Science Fiction & Fantasy programme from September, focusing on the Science Fiction and Fantasy: Industry course.

Louis has organised numerous filmmaking events and projects involving thousands of people across the UK.   SCI-FI-LONDON (the Annual International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film), which is now in its 21st year, has developed an outstanding reputation within the industry, particularly with its 48 Hour Film Challenge, which discovered Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Star Wars: Rogue One) and has seen many feature film projects developed since its inception.

Louis has also worked with Film London as a consultant for their Audience Development team and many film festivals and film exhibitors, including The London Turkish Film Festival, Terracotta Film Festival, The London Festival of Architecture and Utopia TLV.

Louis is an experienced lecturer on Film Festival marketing and best practice, and low/no budget science fiction filmmaking, delivering workshops to industry and student audiences internationally.

Louis produced My Imprisoned Heart for ‘Make Your Mark in Film’ – a business-led, government-backed campaign to encourage young people to develop ideas into real projects. He has produced two feature and several shorts. His latest project, DEUS OTIOSUS (The Idle God), has picked up around 30 awards.

Louis’ latest project is developing the ‘grandfather of all space fantasy’, JOHN CARTER WARLORD OF MARS, by Edgar Rice Burroughs, into a videogame for PC and Console.  jcwom.com 

If he had to take only one film to an imaginary desert island, it would probably be Chris Marker’s LA JETÉE (1962)… if he could have two, he’d also take Dean Parisot’s GALAXY QUEST (1999).

Dr Caleb Turner, programme director of the new MA, said, “We’re thrilled that Louis is going to be teaching on this programme, his experience within the sci-fi film industry is second to none.  Being based in London means that he has excellent connections within the industry and with world-leading production studios in the capital, which will be a huge benefit for students on this Masters programme.”