Drama and Docu-drama

Nigel works extensively in both drama and docu-drama, most recently co-directing the drama feature film Mothers and Daughters, starring Sharon Stone, Christina Ricci, Selma Blair, Mira Sorvino and Susan Sarandon (US release May 2016).

As a writer and director, Nigel has always brought a highly cinematic visual and narrative approach to his factual work, such as in the feature documentary Da Vinci Detective for Channel 4 UK. His long running docu-drama series Fatal Attractions, for Animal Planet in the US, explored the motivation behind why people chose to share their lives animals that have the potential to kill. Each episode was at heart a psychological thriller and the series has been acknowledged as creating a new genre in Natural History programming.

The scripted drama he develops through Leviathan Films is most often based on contemporary events, either directly or indirectly. While training as Assistant Director at The Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Nigel began collaborating with the acclaimed Belfast playwright and screenwriter Gary Mitchell. Together they have developed a number of drama projects, both for the cinema and TV, often in collaboration with Northern Ireland Screen.


Interrogation Suite
10 x 10 minute on-line drama/feature length psychological thriller. Ten intense interrogations that build into a global conspiracy. Written by Gary Mitchell.

Feature film. The story of a failed punk band reuniting after 30 years to prove to their annoying teenage offspring that they could’ve been the greatest rock and roll band of all time. Comedy drama based on the play by Gary Mitchell. In development with NI Screen.

The story of a deeply damaged military veteran, and the consequences of using wild animals to help him cope with post traumatic stress. Feature film written by Roger Guertin, based on a story by Nigel Levy

The Olyphants Are Cut Up
Feature film based on the novel by Joe Evans. Written by Nigel Levy.