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Ruth Pickett is an Emmy-nominated and Broadcast Digital Award winning Writer & Director, with a particular skill for narrative and character-driven comedy and comedy-drama.

Her television directing credits include Series 3 of critically acclaimed LADHOOD for BBC3 - written by & starring Bafta-nominated comedian Liam Williams - and Comedy Central's 6-part digital series TRANSACTION, written by & starring Jordan Gray, which won a Broadcast Digital Award for best short-form scripted series. She has recently completed QUIET LIFE, a comedy short film for the BBC starring Luke Rollason (the breakout star of Extraordinary on Disney+) 

 

She has shot second unit for Oscar winning comedy director Taika Waititi and legendary commercial director Bryan Buckley and her comedic charity commercial for Resuscitation Council UK, starring Sex Education's Connor Swindells, was a finalist in the British Arrow awards. She is a member of female film collective Cinesisters and is a member of Bafta Connect.

Her award-winning short films and music videos have played at numerous highly-regarded international festivals including the UK's biggest comedy film festival, LOCO, Bafta-qualifying festivals Aesthetica and Underwire, female genre pioneers Etheria amd Hollywood Comedy Shorts - run by the Oscar-qualifying Hollyshorts team - in the US. She is currently attached to direct a feature film with a major international production company - which she is also co-writing.

 

Ruth is represented by Curtis Brown for narrative work and Hungry Man for commercials.

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