"Kirsty’s writing and film-making display a rare talent in finding the new in the familiar and the exceptional in the ordinary. Her work is at once honest, funny and deeply humane. She is one to watch.”
Paul Webster (Producer)
I create stories filled with new and exciting voices which are often female-led. All of my work has a strong comedic angle which stems into darker and more challenging subject matters. For example, my short film 'Canned' looks at female friendship and the increasing suicide rates among young people.
In 2018 I was selected for the prestigious BBC Directors Scheme and have since directed episodes of the BBC drama 'Doctors'. My most recent short film, 'New Mama' premiered at the BAFTA-qualifying Underwire Film Festival where it was nominated for Best Screenplay.
In 2017 I won a place on the Directors UK Inspire scheme where I was mentored by Kate Herron ('Sex Education') for a year. I'm currently working on a comedy sketch show, 'Babyhood' which I created with Masked Pony Productions, our first released sketch has gone viral, receiving over 2 million views.
'Canned' starring BAFTA-winner Georgina Campbell, BAFTA Breakthrough Brit Paapa Essiedu, Sophia Di Martino, Harriet Webb and Samantha Bond
Meanwhile my low-budget feature film 'Tea + Cake' is now available to watch on Amazon which I wrote, directed and produced- from script to screen it took over half my life to complete. 'Canned' was a critically acclaimed dark comedy which had a successful festival run and was selected by the BFI to be screened at their 'Girlfriends' Festival in 2018. Last year I launched 'Toge+her', a YouTube channel and supportive space for young people full of short films from around the world which focus on mental health issues.
My career began in the National Youth Theatre and I consider my grounding in theatre to be fundamental to the way I work and my unique vision as a director. Work in the film industry began at eighteen where out of 2,500 candidates I was chosen to join the Action Internship run by Working Title Films, after the internship I continued carving out my career there, moving onto Shoebox Films and then Hat Trick Productions. My vast production and development experience over the years has emboldened and cemented my voice as a storyteller.