Awards / Highlights
International Emmy Award Nomination for Printfriends
Finalist in Film London's Microwave scheme for feature film 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
Chosen for the Old Vic Theatre's prestigious T.S. Eliot US / UK exchange scheme; for which her short play was produced at the Vineyard Theatre, Manhattan. NYC
Short films were part of the Official Selection at over 50 film festivals during 2017 and 2018
Ruth is currently directing a web series for Comedy Central, due to be released towards the end of 2019.
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 passion is for dark comedy with a strong, character-driven narrative. She believes there is a fine line between tragedy and comedy - it is often in the bleakest of scenarios that our impulse to laugh emerges; and a strong sense of humour can allow difficult subjects to be tackled in an accessible manner. She also likes penis jokes.
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’. As a comedy writer she has 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.