The UK’s Youngest Film Director hailed as the ‘The Next Spielberg’ invited by the world-leading luxury resort Soneva Jani to showcase his work at Cinema Paradiso, the Maldives’ first overwater cinema

Relsah Productions is an independent film production company based in Brighton, directed by Elliott Hasler, the UK’s youngest film director, who has been hailed as ‘The Next Spielberg’.

This July Elliott has been invited by the world-leading luxury resort operator Soneva to Soneva Jani resort in The Maldives where he’ll host a dinner and movie screening at Cinema Paradiso, the Maldives’ first overwater cinema. Elliott will also run a mobile video workshop for guests. The exclusive luxury hotel has rooms that cost upto $14,000 a night. You can view Elliott’s visitor profile on Soneva here.

Elliott completed his first film, Charlie’s Letters, which portrays a true World War II Brighton story at the age of 16, after three years of production. Charlie’s Letters premiered in Brighton, Elliot’s hometown, selling out in May 2017 as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival. The film also screened at the Edinburgh Festival and was shown on the Brighton Big Screen alongside T2 Trainspotting and La La Land where it received critical acclaim and was lauded by critics as a “miracle”, with Culture Trip’s Graham Fuller citing Hasler as “the next Spielberg”.

Elliott recently completed To Hunt a Tiger, a short film set in the British Raj featuring John Locke (Darkest Hour, The Favourite) and Charlotte Peters (Pound of Flesh, Interlude in Prague). The film is a tale of love, loss and adventure against a backdrop of early 20th Century India. It also features an original score by Emmy Award Winning composer, Daniel Clive McCallum.

His next project, Vindication Swim, is a feature film based on the true story of a swimmer, set in the 1920s. In the shadow of World War I, swimmer Mercedes Gleitze fights to overcome the patriarchal society, along with her troubled coach, to become the first English woman to swim the Channel. Elliott is hoping to bring the people of Sussex together to help make this film.

Elliott is very proud of his achievements as the UK’s Youngest Film Director in his short but successful career so far and would love to share his journey with a wider audience.

For more information, including interview requests and images, please contact: or call Simon Hasler on 01273 964661 (Direct) or 01273 964660 (Office).