Screenwriter. Director. 

Represented by Liam Francis Quigley
at 42 Management.



Photography by Ellen Blair 2023.


Caleb J. Roberts is an award-winning screenwriter and director from Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 2022, Caleb became the first transgender person to receive funding from Northern Ireland Screen to write and direct short fiction. He began his career with a comission by BBC Northern Ireland as part of BBC Two Minute Masterpiece Series 4.

Caleb’s two BFI Network and Northern Ireland Screen funded short films Homebird (2022) and Malcolm (2023) have been recognised with numerous awards and nominations at international BAFTA/Academy qualifying film festivals. Both shorts have secured broadcast distribution on Channel 4 with Film4. 

Caleb was one of 15 filmmakers selected for the NETWORK@LFF Talent Development Scheme 2023 at the 67th BFI London Film Festival, and was one of 8 emerging screenwriters spotlit at the LFF Industry Programme 2023 sponsored by the Hollywood Reporter.

In 2024, Caleb was selected for the Screen Ireland X-Pollinator Talent Development Scheme and has been comissioned for his third BFI Network and Northern Ireland Screen funded short film, Purebred (2025) going into production Summer 2024. 

Caleb is currently in early stage development of his debut feature, and is represened by Liam Francis Quigley at 42 Management. He is a member of TRANS+ On Screen.

Film Programming 

  • Galway Film Fleadh 2024: Junior International Short Film Programmer.

  • Outburst Arts 2023-Present: Producer and Head of Film Programming.

  • British Film Institure (BFI) 2022-2023: Short Film Programmer and Events Producer.


MA Film: Queen’s University Belfast. Graduated with Distinction. 2021.

BA (Hons) Film Studies: Queen’s Univeristy Belfast. Graduated with 1st Class Hons 2019.