The British Film Institute has described Ian Cottage as one of the top six new directors in the UK. Ewen Bremner (Julien Donkey Boy, Trainspotting) described Sleep as: "a big, searching serious film, which in my opinion breaks out of the genre and shows us where the new filmmakers are leading".
Cottage has made 21 films, 10 of which were specifically made to be broadcast on British television. In recent years, he has turned to longer dramatic forms and has written and directed three in the last three years.
Cottage is currently (2008) shooting Row Boat, a ghost story.
Ian Cottage website: http://www.iancottage.webeden.co.uk
BBC Film Network: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/filmnetwork/U9685957
Ian Cottage films on bliptv: http://inc65.blip.tv/
Short biog: http://www.univercine-britannique.org/en/ian-cottage.html
Clips and films on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/inc65