the-agency-logo (1) 7 (1)

Justin Molotnikov

About Justin Molotnikov

Justin has over 25 years experience as a director of high-end, award-winning TV and film. He has worked for a large range of international broadcasters, film bodies and production companies as well as collaborating with some of the most respected showrunners, producers and high-end on-screen talent in the industry. His recent credits include Sanctuary for AMC, Outlander for STARZ, Poldark for BBC and Stan Lee’s Lucky Man for Sky Atlantic. Other global brands he has helmed over his career are Doctor Who, Merlin, Da Vinci’s Demons, Atlantis, Taggart, Shameless and My Parents Are Aliens. His film work includes the BAFTA winning and theatrically released feature film, ‘Crying with Laughter’, which he wrote and directed himself along with earlier, award-winning short films. He also directed an adaptation of Susan Hill’s The Small Hand. He is currently penning a returnable crime-drama series with writing partner Daniel Hesford.



    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • OUTLANDER S1-6 2014-2021
    • Sony Pictures Television/ Starz
    • Director
    • POLDARK 5 Mammoth Screen/ BBC One 2018
    • Mammoth Screen/ BBC One
    • Director
    • LUCKY MAN 3 Carnival Films / Sky One 2017
    • Carnival Films / Sky One
    • Director
    • DOCTOR WHO 2015
    • BBC Wales
    • Director
    • ATLANTIS II: Urban Myth - two blocks in 2014
    • BBC1
    • Director
    • MERLIN [Series 5:  3 x 45′ (Closing block) Current; Series 5: 3 x 45′ (Opening Block)  2012; Series 4: 3 x 45′ 2011]
    • Shine TV / BBC
    • Director
    • SHAMELESS 2 x 60′
    • Company Pictures/ Channel 4
    • Director


    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • SANCTUARY (2023)
    • Monumental/ AMC
    • Director
    • THE SMALL HAND 2019
    • Awesome Media & Two Rivers Media/ Channel 5
    • Director
    • Synchronicity Films *2010/ Wellington Films *2009/ Scottish Screen/ EM Media
    • Writer & Director
      Premiered at the International Edinburgh Film Festival
      Winner – Best Feature Film BAFTA Scotland Awards
      Nominations – Best Writer, Best Actor BAFTA Scotland Awards,Best Feature Drama Celtic Media Awards 2010
      Best New UK Director Richard Attenborough Awards
      Michael Powell Award EIFF
      Golden Hitchcock Dinard Film Festival
      Best UK Feature Raindance
      Best Score World Soundtrack Academy Ghent