Im an award-winning director, working across drama and commercial films.
Directing drama is my passion, my work here includes two features and several shorts. My films have won multiple awards, screening internationally at festivals, on TV and seeing release on DVD.
My work in commercials includes TV ads for Radio Times and Heinz, along with high profile online work for clients such as Audi, Shell, KIA and Baileys. I’ve worked on several commercial projects for BBC, directing talent including Alan Titchmarsh, Monty Don, Marco Pierre White and Lisa Faulkner.
I’m very experienced at shooting single or multi-camera, working with crews of varying sizes across long and short form formats.
The Interview Room - 2018, 7mins, drama.
The Meeting - 2018, 4mins, drama.
Hushed - 2017, 4mins, drama.
Untold - 2016, 6mins, drama.
Victorian Undead - 2012, 4min, drama, horror.
Low - 2010, 70min, drama/horror.
Heathen - 2009, 90min, drama.
Inside - 2009, 4min, drama.
NetFriend - 2007, 3min, drama.
The Kingdom of Shadows - 2005, 5mins, fantasy/drama.
Audi - ‘Bright Ideas’ 2018, 60secs
Radio Times - ‘Christmas always starts with…’ 2018, 10secs
Bertolli - ‘Made with love’ 2018, 2mins
KIA - ‘Big on style’ 2017, 60secs
BBC - ‘Gardeners’ World at 50’ 2017, 2min
Birds Eye - ‘Petit Pois’ 2017, 20secs
SEAT - 'The secrets behind the magic' 2016, 30secs
Heinz - 'Seriously good mayonnaise' 2016, 20secs
Radio times - 'Don't miss a moment' 2016, 10sec
Shell - 'Make life easier' 2015, 30sec
Purina - 'Cats insist on gourmet' 2016, 20sec
Baileys - 'Indulge in life's little moments '2015, 30secs
Microsoft Xbox One - ‘Powerstar Golf’ 2013, 30secs
BBC Gardeners' World - online series, 30x 5min - practical gardening advice series hosted by Alan Titchmarsh.
Knorr - online series, 3x 5mins - 12 contestants battle to win the Knorr Kitchen Academy, judged by Marco Pierre White.
Hotpoint - online series, 6x 4min - recipe series presented by Lisa Faulkner showcasing Hotpoint appliances.
Philadelphia - online series, 9x 4min - cookery series hosted by BBC Master Chef and Great British Bake-off finalists.
Best Video Ad, 2017 Digi Day Video Awards, Europe (Heinz)
Best Advertiser in Video, 2017 Digi Day Video Awards, Europe (SEAT)
Outstanding Creative - 2016 IM Awards (Radio Times)
Delta Film Award, International Festival of Fantastic Film (The Kingdom of Shadows)
Vimeo Staff Pick (Victorian Undead)
"I get sent a lot of low budget films to review, Heathen is the best no budget film I've seen this year." - LeftFieldCinema.com
"A stunning piece of moody film noire" - The Source Magazine
"The film is undeniably hypnotic, and well worth seeking out. I'm anxious to see where Shepherd goes from here." - Chicago Film Monthly
"Shepherd will take some beating once he gets proper funding" - MovieCentral.TV
"Heathen is filled with lovely little technical flourishes that show Shepherd to be a director intent upon placing his stylistic imprint on the film." - The Zone
2016 - ILP, Integral Leadership training
2002 – 2005: The Surrey Institute of Art & Design University, Farnham: BA (Hons) Film & Video, (2:1)
1999 - 2001: BHASVIC, Film Studies A level