Born and raised in Halifax, West Yorks. Oz transitioned to filmmaking after a successful teaching career. He attended the National Film and Television School's Diverse Directors program, earning recognition for his work.

He joined Warner Media's Director Mentorship Program, spending 17 months f/t on HBO's 'House of the Dragon' Season 1 and is mentored by Miguel Sapochnik. Oz completed a short stint shadowing on ITV X ‘s The Winter King with Otto Bathurst. He won a cash prize from the Centre Frame Short Film Fund for his new short 'Opening Up'.

Oz was also selected for the BBC Studios and Directors UK Continuing Drama Directors workshop 22. Oz completed Screen Yorkshire’s FLEX talent lab 22/23 as a writer. In 2023 his drama script made the top 3% of BBC Writers Room for drama from 4287 scripts.

Oz is part of BAFTA Connect and co-hosts a weekly podcast called The Director’s Take which is rapidly grown to a loyal strong weekly audience.

Read Oz's Directors Now entry here

Contact: oz@ozarshad.com