Happy Birthday to Carl Hunter – born April 22, 1965 | Carl Hunter

Carl Hunter (born in Liverpool, England) is an English director and screenwriter, who was the bassist in the Liverpool-based pop group The Farm.


Music Career

In 1983, Hunter was part of the second wave of members who joined The Farm, and apart from his musical contributions, he also helped to design their CD jackets and sleeves. The band’s 1991 album Spartacus reached number 1 in the UK albums chart Three singles from the band reached the UK Top 10 Singles Chart; 1990’s Groovy Train and All Together Now, as well as the 2004 remix of All Together Now.

Film and Media Career

After completing a Master’s Degree in Multi Media Design and Production in 1995, Hunter went on to direct, produce and write a number of short films in the late 1990s, including Blood Sports for All: The Punk Kes and Birthday Boy.

Since the early 2000s, Hunter has worked closely with Frank Cottrell Boyce (writer of Millions and 24 Hour Party People). In 2007, they released the feature film Grow Your Own, a British comedy set on a Merseyside allotment. Hunter acted as a producer and co-writer on the film. Alongside this, he has continued to direct short films and documentaries for television and film festivals. In 2009, Hunter adapted the short story Accelerate, written by Cottrell Boyce for The Reader, into a short online film.

In 2011, Hunter worked as photographic illustrator on Cottrell Boyce’s book ‘The Unforgotten Coat’, which won the 2012 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and the 2012 Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis.

Carl Hunter is set to direct Triple Word Score, a feature film written by Cottrell Boyce that will be produced in Northwest England. In May 2016, it was announced that Bill Nighy had joined the cast.

Hunter currently teaches film production at Ormskirk’s Edge Hill University.


Year Title Credited As
1995 Blood Sports for All: The Punk Kes (Short) Director
1997 Cottage Cheese (TV Documentary) Director
1999 Unloveable (Short) Director and Producer
1997 Tales from the River Bank (TV Documentary) Director
2000 Cover Stories: A History of Record Sleeve Design in the North-West Director and Writer
2002 Birthday Boy (Short) Director and Producer
2007 Grow Your Own Producer and Writer
2009 Accelerate (Short) Producer and Writer
TBC Triple Word Score Director
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