Dylan Howitt

Brighton, England, United Kingdom


DYLAN HOWITT is a filmmaker with many years of experience telling compelling stories from all around the world, always from the heart. 

He's directed, filmed and edited for cinema, television, charities, artist and commercial clients and independently for his own company Softly Films.  

His first feature film ‘Out of Thin Air’ for BBC Storyville and Netflix was widely acclaimed and told the story of Icelands most notorious unsolved crime case.

His second feature ‘The Nettle Dress’ is a word of mouth sensation, critically lauded, with a significant UK cinema release, currently planning international distribution.

Dylan's films tell stories both intimate and political. His career has taken him to remote corners of the globe. From recording the testimony of a death row survivor in Ohio, to following a ferry boatman in Buenos Aires. From running video workshops with kids living around Guatemala’s rubbish dumps, to documenting Mozambican artists creating sculptures out of decommissioned guns. From capturing the life of one street in Amman to the work of a street photographer in Ecuador.

His series for the BBC on contemporary ethics, “Matters of Life and Death,” was nominated for a BAFTA, as was the popular children’s series “Rooted” for channel Five.

Dylan’s passion for film was sparked as a teenager, shooting stop frame animations with a Super 8 camera. He went on to study Fine Art in Sheffield, working in photography, paint, animation and video. He made films from the environmental protest front lines, co-founding Conscious Cinema.

Since then Dylan has produced and directed films for: NETFLIX, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five, Sky, Discovery, NHK, RUV, British Museum, British Council, MacMillan Cancer Support, Christian Aid, Prince’s Trust, Media Trust, Undercurrents, DFID, Tate Media, and the Open University, amongst many others.