Directing Reel:

Ruth Pickett is an Emmy-nominated and Broadcast Digital Award winning Writer & Director, with a particular skill for narrative and character-driven comedy, and darkly comic drama. Her award-winning short films and music videos have been accepted into numerous highly-regarded international festivals including the UK's biggest comedy film festival, LOCO, Bafta-qualifying festivals Aesthetica and Underwire, The Smalls, female genre pioneers Etheria, Hollywood Comedy Shorts - run by the Oscar-qualiyfing Hollyshorts team - and Citizen Jane in the US. She is a member of female film collective Cinesisters.

She recently directed Comedy Central's 6-part digital series Transaction, which won a Broadcast Digital Award for best short-form scripted series - and has just completed a short film shot just after the 2020 lockdown, inspired by London's Black Lives Matter protests.

She is part of the BFI Network x BAFTA Crew cohort for 2021.