Stephen Bradley began his directing career with the short film, REAPER (1994), which was also produced by his production company, Temple Films. Before that he had worked as an assistant on MY LEFT FOOT (1989), while he also worked as executive producer on GUILTRIP (1996). Bradley’s first feature film as director and scriptwriter was SWEETY BARRETT (1998), starring Brendan Gleeson as the simple-minded circus performer who finds himself caught up in crime in small-town Ireland. As well as continuing to direct short films and a documentary, DEIRDRE O’KANE LIVE AT THE OLYMPIA (2002), Bradley made his second feature, the horror-comedy, BOY EATS GIRL in 2005. In the same year, he directed 'Chasing the Lions', a documentary about the British and Irish Lions rugby tour of New Zealand in April 2005.