Kyran Davies and Scott Quinn

When Welsh-born Kyran Davies, and Scott Quinn from Somerset, started the same University course in Cardiff, a creative spark was ignited. Both passed their BA (Hons) in Performance & Media with flying colours, receiving Firsts. Since graduating, nearly 10 years ago, this talented duo has co-written, co-directed and co-produced over 25 short films, which have played at many film festivals all over the UK, Europe, America and online festival showcases.

Kyran was brought up in the Rhondda Valley and finds inspiration from the natural beauty of the Welsh mountains. Although Scott was brought up in the South West of England, he is proud to be half-Finnish and keeps a strong connection with his Finnish roots by regularly spending time in Helsinki, where he and Kyran often escape to and write together. This unique team have benefited from financial backing from the BFI Network through Creative England. Their short film work, to date, includes: A Monster & Me (2014), Grand Theft Ice Cream Van (2015), Stephen, the Time Travelling Dog (2015), Sunnyside (2016), The Video Shop (2017), Franklin’s Brain (2017), Welcome to Doomsday (pilot, 2019) and Dig Ophelia Dig (2020).

When Kyran and Scott aren’t creating their own projects, they work on various TV shows in and around Cardiff and Bristol. Kyran has been an Assistant Director on Dr Who and a driver on Poldark while Scott’s editing and operator skills have been put to work on entertainment and wildlife nature programmes.

Kyran & Scott share a love for the uniquely strange, cinematic universes of Tim Burton, David Lynch and off-beat comedies of Taika Waititi’s, What We Do in the Shadows. They are also influenced by cult UK comedy shows; Toast of London, The Mighty Boosh and Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place. It goes without saying that Kyran & Scott’s latest creative collaboration is a very unusual feature film story which they plan to film in Finland sometime soon.