The Director of Rough Cut is Owen Carey Jones. Born in Belize in the Caribbean, Owen is a former banking professional who decided on a change of career at the age of 45 and studied for an MA in Screenwriting (Fiction) at the Northern Film School in Leeds in the UK.
On completion of his Masters degree in 2000, Owen established Carey Films Ltd and went on to become an award winning independent feature film maker whose most recent film was screened in cinemas across the whole of the UK before being taken on by film distributors in both the UK and the USA.
As well as being shown in cinemas, Owen Carey Jones’s films have been seen extensively on television, by more than 50 million people in countries on four continents including China and the USA and in 2004, as a result of his work as a film writer, producer and director, he was elected to membership of the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA).
Rough Cut is Owen's fourth feature film and is based on his first novel which came after more than ten years of writing the screenplays for his films during which he says he learned a lot about storytelling. A second novel, Cutting edge, again featuring Carter Jefferson and the diamond industry will be published at the end of 2015.