British director Pete Travis did not follow the conventional pathway of a filmmaker. After pursuing social work for many years, Travis began taking film classes and developed a fascination with directing. His first released film was a 1996 short feature called "Faith," based on the short story of the same name by Nick Hornby. Afterward, he primarily directed on British television, helming such dramatic programs as "The Bill," "Home Farm Twins," and "The Jury." In 2004, Travis completed "Omagh," a television film that would become his biggest success yet. Based on the 1998 bombing in Northern Ireland that killed 29 people, "Omagh" won the 2005 British Academy Television Award for Best Single Drama. This lead to Travis' first motion picture, the 2008 political action thriller "Vantage Point." An ensemble film that featured Dennis Quaid, Forest Whitaker, Matthew Fox, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, and William Hurt, "Vantage Point" was the top movie in the United States box office in its first week. Travis followed this success in 2009 with a much smaller film called "Endgame," a drama about the end of Apartheid in South Africa. However, Travis returned to suspenseful action movies with the filming of "Dredd," a Danny Boyle-produced film based on the dark, futuristic comic book series "Judge Dredd."