Kirsty's commitment to the actor relationship shines through her work. Her ability to listen to the script and facilitate the actors' needs allows the development of beautiful character performances.
Over the years Kirsty has been selected for the prestigious BBC Directors Scheme, the Directors UK Inspire mentorship with mentor Kate Herron (Loki, Sex Education) and Working Title's Action Internship. She's been shortlisted for the BBC Writersroom and began her career in the National Youth Theatre. Her lifelong dedication to storytelling has carved her into a unique writer / director with an exciting energy and compelling vision.
Kirsty most recently directed Just in Case starring Philip Glenister and April Kelley, made in collaboration with Bipolar UK and the Film + TV Charity. It received a Raising Films Ribbon which supports parents and carers within the industry and was the first production to use the Film + TV Charity's Mental Health Toolkit.
Kirsty has directed BBC's popular continuing drama Doctors, feature film Tea + Cake, short film Canned (starring BAFTA-winner Georgina Campbell and BAFTA Breakthrough Brit Paapa Essiedu) which screened at the BFI as part of their Girlfriends Festival and was nominated for Best Screenplay at the BAFTA-qualifying Underwire Film Festival. A comedy sketch she created last year went viral with 7 million views. She has also been commissioned to write a feature film which she is currently working on.
Kirsty is dedicated to creating stories, exploring voices and issues rarely shown on screen. She hopes to continue making work which connects with many as she sensitively balances the dark and the light within it.