New Zealand-born British filmmaker Regan Hall premiered his debut feature film Fast Girls in 2012. The Olympic-themed all-girl sports drama, a co-production between the BFI and Studiocanal, received strong reviews during its 370-screen UK release.
Hall grew up in Auckland, New Zealand, the son of successful fashion designers. He developed a passion for film as a teenager and after graduating from NZ’s top film school went on to work as a film editor in Wellington, home to Peter Jackson’s Weta workshop.
In 2000 he moved to London and began creating films for the advertising, fashion and music industries. He has become renowned for producing and directing high-profile fashion films for clients that include Dolce and Gabbana, Revlon, and Swarovski – recently working on commercials for fashion photographer Mario Testino.
In 2010 he won multiple awards for his short film 3 Hours. The all-Iraqi war drama told the true story of a mass shooting in Baghdad. Premiering at Doha Tribeca, it went on to screen in over forty international festivals.