Pete Travis

Pete Travis is an English television and film director. His work includes Cold Feet (1999), The Jury (2002) and Omagh (2004) for television, and Vantage Point (2008) and Endgame (2009) for cinema. In November 2010, Travis began filming Dredd, a new film adaptation of the Judge Dredd comics character. Before becoming a director, Pete Travis was a social worker. After taking a post-graduate course in film-making he bought the film rights to Nick Hornby's Faith for £12,000. A producer invested the same amount in the film and Faith premiered at the London Film Festival on 11 November 1997. Comparing Faith to other unsuccessful football films, Travis told The Guardian, "I think the secret of making a good football film is not to have any football in it [...] Football is so much about the passion of its supporters, and you cannot portray that by showing 11 guys running around. Faith is more about the spirit of football than the sport. Travis became interested in film-making late in life, inspired by Alan Clarke, Costa Gavras and Frank Capra.

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