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AMERICAN ANIMALS Director Bart Layton

Director's Profile

Bart is the Creative director of leading British production company RAW. He is the creator and Executive Producer of numerous long running TV series and specials - including such titles as Locked Up Abroad. He is also a multi-award winning director and producer, known for tackling controversial subject matter and for "challenging documentary convention with unique visual flair". Bart's most recent film, The Imposter, described as "a mesmerizing, path-breaking, Tour de Force" (Telegraph), received almost unanimous critical acclaim after premiering at Sundance, won the Grand Jury Prize at Miami, the Golden Eye in Zurich and the Filmmakers' award at Hotdocs before winning a BAFTA, and being shortlisted for the Oscars. He continues to drive innovation and oversee the creative output of RAW and Executive Produce much of the company's output alongside long-time partner Dimitri Doganis.

 

AMERICAN ANIMALS Synopsis

Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history.