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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 (breakout star of Extraordinary on Disney+) 

 

Ruth 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. Most recently she shot Swing It Girls, a comedic political campaign film starring Jayde Adams. Ruth is is a member of Bafta Connect and female film collective Cinesisters.

She is currently co-writing and attached to direct a comedy feature film with Dirty Films - (co-founded by Cate Blanchett) starring Jessica Gunning (Outlaws, Baby Reindeer).

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 and Hollywood Comedy Shorts - run by the Oscar-qualifying Hollyshorts team - in the US.

 

Ruth grew up in Yorkshire where she attended a state school, and comes from a mixed race family of various ethnicities and religions. She has two cats called Eric and Ernie, who are the best. She is represented by Curtis Brown for narrative work and Hungry Man for commercials.

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