Sebastian Thiel is a writer, director, and producer, who created BBC Three comedy series Just A Couple, about a couple in a distinctly modern relationship, produced by Big Talk Productions; and has directed upcoming BBC Three comedy Dreaming Whilst Black, which airs in April 2021.
Born in Zambia, Sebastian was raised in Northwest London, which later provided inspiration for his first films, and in his late teens he founded Upshot Entertainment, a subset of which produces professional and dynamic showreels, under Upshot Reels, for some of Britain’s greatest talent including Letitia Wright (Black Panther, Small Axe). Sebastian made his TV debut in 2014 on London Live with his documentary Trap Town, and has since built an online following amassing over 13 million views for his self-produced work on his YouTube channel.
Sebastian has featured on TEDx Talks, was listed in the Evening Standard’s Top 25 Under 25 most influential Londoners and was included on the BBC’s 2017 Hotlist for New Talent – unveiled by Idris Elba and Tony Hall. Sebastian is currently writing a film and a number of TV shows with Big Talk Productions, John Boyega’s UpperRoom Productions and VAL. Sebastian is represented by Cathy King at 42 and is signed to WME agency in LA.