Irish director Pete Travis won a BAFTA award for his work in television before moving on to feature films. He has directed episodes of Cold Feet (1999) and the TV series Other People's Children (2000), as well as The Jury (2002) miniseries and the TV movie Henry VIII (2003).
His first film, Omagh (2004), tells the story of a 1998 car bombing by the IRA that killed 29 people in North Ireland. It went on to win the Discovery Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, Best Feature at the Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival and a BAFTA TV Award for Best Single Drama.
His first major motion picture was Vantage Point (2008), starring Dennis Quaid and Matthew Fox. The movie follows two Secret Service agents who are assigned to protect the President of the United States.
In 2012, he took on the daunting task of remaking the infamous 1995 film Judge Dredd, which starred Sylvester Stallone. In Travis' remake, Karl Urban takes on the role of Dredd with Olivia Thirlby playing his young accomplice. The film screened at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.