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Awards / Highlights

Broadcast Digital Award Winner 2020 for Transaction

 

BFI Network x BAFTA Crew 2021

International Emmy Award Nomination for Printfriends

Finalist in Film London's Microwave scheme for feature script The Opposite of Everything
 

Winner of the Endemol Shine Short Cuts film competition for Wasteland

 

Winner of Best Short Film Made in Wales at BAFTA-qualifying Carmarthen Bay Film Festival for The Honeymoon

Short films were part of the Official Selection at over 50 film festivals including BAFTA-qualifying festivals Underwire, Aesthetica and LOCO.

Ruth recently directed a web series for Comedy Central, Transaction, which won a 2020 Broadcast Digital Award for Best Shortform Scripted - and she has been selected as part of the BFI Network x BAFTA Crew for 2021.

Ruth's passion is for dark comedy and comedy / drama with a character-driven narrative and a cinematic aesthetic. She has an inclination towards stories that tread the fine line between tragedy and comedy - as well as stories which have diverse representation, a feminist, queer, or racially diverse perspective. She is a firm believer that comedy can be just as visually inventive as drama and is always looking for imaginative, dynamic ways to enhance a story - or a joke - visually. Some of her favourite directors include Edgar Wright, Bong Joon-Ho, Lynne Ramsay, Stanley Kubrick, Melina Matsoukas, Taika Waititi and Jordan Peele.

 

Her most recent short film, Whoever You May Be, was shot during the summer of 2020, in reponse to the Black Lives Matter protests, and is currently being submitted to film festivals.

 

Her short film, Wasteland, made in just 48 hours, was the Winner of the Endemol Shine Short Cuts film competition, the prize for which saw her attend the Edinburgh TV festival and be invited to their prestigious 'Ones to Watch' events. Prior to this she wrote and directed four comedy short films - The Honeymoon, One Under, La Belle Folie and The Mishap, which played at over 50 film festivals worldwide. She  recently created a comedic promo for Good Catch Games for their Nintendo Switch game Black and White Bushido, and has directed several music videos including Laish's Dance to the Rhythm, for which festival acceptances included BAFTA-affiliated Aesthetica.

Ruth's online comedy series Printfriends, which she wrote, directed and edited for Fremantle Media, was nominated for an International Emmy Award in the category of ‘Best Digital Fiction’. 

 

Ruth began her career as part of the student comedy troupe, the Cambridge Footlights. As a comedy writer she worked with directors including Paul King (The Mighty Boosh, Paddington) and has contributed to shows including as Al Murray's Seven Day Sunday, Channel 4's FAQ U, and Channel 4 Radio's The Weekly Show. Her feature script The Opposite of Everything received development funding via Film London's prestigious Microwave scheme and her short play, A Handful of Dust, was selected to be produced at the Vineyard Theatre, Manhattan, as part of the Old Vic Theatre's prestigious T.S. Eliot UK / US exchange.