Bart Layton


Represented By

Jodi Shields

Head of Department

Executive Assistant - Simon Renshaw

Assistant - India Audsley

In 2012, Bart's BAFTA-winning documentary THE IMPOSTER marked his debut doc feature. “The truth is stranger than fiction.” It tells a story of the charismatic, frightening figure of Frédéric Bourdin a shapeshifting con artist and serial identity thief. A young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years. The film received universal critical acclaim. The film won the Filmmakers Award at the 2012 HotDocs Festival. It was nominated for six British Independent Film Awards, shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Documentary and won a BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer. Described by The Guardian with five stars as "This film is as gripping as any white-knuckle thriller: it is one of the year's best." Bart wrote and directed his latest feature film, an indie heist film set in USA called AMERICAN ANIMALS. Bart developed the script at the Sundance Lab. Starring Blake Jenner, Barry Keoghan, Jared Abrahamson, Ann Dowd, Evan Peters and Udo Kier. It is based on the true story of four young men who mistook their lives for a movie and attempted one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history. Bart is also the Creative Director of production company RAW. He is the creator and Executive Producer of numerous long-running TV series and specials - including such titles as LOCKED UP ABROAD. Bart is developing two films - RAVENS by Peter Straughan for Film 4 and Charles Steele and WHERE THE DEVIL DANCES by Tony McNamara – “…Midnight Express meet Trainspotting…"