Corin Hardy is an award winning filmmaker and music video director with a distinct dark, beautiful visual flair that runs through most of his work.
His early career as a special fx monster-maker began in his bedroom and bike-shed, aged 12; he made a number of animations and super 8 films with school-friends who regularly stood in for his cast of zombies, werewolves and slasher victims. Throughout his teenage years Corin gained valuable film set experience in art and costume departments on a variety of film, tv & theatre productions including The Royal National Ballet’s ‘Dracula’ and Columbia Pictures ‘First Knight’.
A keen sculptor, illustrator & film-maker obsessed by a mixture of 1970’s storybooks, horror films and & 80’s ‘Spielberg era’ cinema, his balance of live action & animated work frequently mixes the macabre, the beautiful and the epic to dazzling result.
Corin studied Special Effects at Wimbledon School of Art before making his award-winning stop-motion short film Butterfly in 2003. This led into directing over 40 music videos, beginning with Keane’s ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ and ‘Bedshaped’ and continuing with films for a mix of mainstream acts including The Prodigy, Biffy Clyro, Olly Murs, Paolo Nutini and The Rizzle Kicks as well as underground indies The Horrors, Dry The River, The Horrible Crowes – and recently the 9 minute crime epic for Devlin and Ed Sheeran’s Watchtower, all produced with Academy Films. His music videos have accrued over 120 million views and won numerous awards around the world.
Corin was selected as a ‘Star Of Tomorrow’ in 2011 by Screen International. In 2012 he filmed an urban legends based horror short ‘In The Back’ and directed a pair of teasers for his features FEST and Frogz Legz.
For the past 10 years Corin has been writing and developing four of his own horror-based feature film projects with production companies in UK & US these include: The Woods with Occupant Films, Refuge with Big Talk Films, Frogz Legz with Brilliant Films and F E S T with Pari Passu. Corin is also attached to direct Element Pictures teen thriller Where There’s Darkness.www.corinhardy.com