On the set of Sunder, 2021

Reiff Gaskell

Working as an award winning Director & Editor at Soho-based commercial production company SALT TV, Reiff collaborates with household names, fashion labels and entertainment companies to tell their stories.

With a passion for telling stories that matter, his debut short Monster, an unnerving tale dealing with a psychiatric disorder and the judgement that comes along with it, has been met with acclaim, earning award nominations at BAFTA & BIFA qualifying festivals and winning Best Scottish Film at the British Short Film Awards, going onto be nominated for an additional 3 including Best British, before being featured by Director’s Notes.

Reiff’s most recent wins have been for his editing work, for the short film ‘UNCLE’ which has picked up its 9th on the festival circuit, including winning an Audience Choice Award while screening as part of the BFI London Film Festival.

Reiff’s most recent work, Ode to Salt is an Anglo-Spanish telling of Oda a la Sal by Chile’s national poet & Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda. Celebrating life & wonder, this follows a reader as she imagines the poems creation and the nature of its author.

A graduate director from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Reiff is currently developing a TV series set in 1950’s Appalachia and will be starting a Master’s at the National Film and Television School for Directing Fiction in
January, 2023.


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UNCLE winning an Audience Choice Award whilst screening as part of the BFI London Film Festival.

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Infinity Film Festivals Review of Monster

A period piece, The Boy on the Shed was a successful sizzle reel Reiff created for a TV show series that got bought by Studio 99 and was based off of an Award Winning book by Paul Ferris. It explores the tough life of a football prodigy from the troubles in Ireland to his life in the north of England; dealing with illness, mental health, violence and tragedy. In this project Reiff directed, edited, mixed & researched, making use of places, music and features directly referenced in the book. It serves as an example of his understanding and adaption of source material into an exciting and emotionally resonant piece.
Album Cover for Film Composer Crystalla Lola Serghio

Another period piece, Uncle follows a coming of age story set in 90’s London of a teenage girl, whose uncle with no criminal record dies in prison awaiting trial. Written & Directed by Michelle Jones, it follows the real story of her uncle. What attracted Reiff to the project was how it examines an unfair system through the lens of a 14 year old girl. Premiering at this year’s BAFTA & BIFA qualifying BFI Urban Festival.