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ABOUT

Dorothy is a filmmaker from South-East London. Her practice is grounded in a deep interest in other people and a will to bring about social and political change. She merges documentary, fictional and theatrical techniques, and is a member of the award-winning theatre company Breach.

Dorothy's films have been awarded Best UK Short at Open City, Special Mention at Oberhausen, Grand Prix at Arts Convergence, Young Director Award, shortlisted for a Grierson, received multiple Vimeo Staff Picks and have screened at festivals including LFF, Clermont Ferrand, Sheffield Doc Fest and Edinburgh International Film Festival. 

 

In 2018 she completed an MA in Directing Fiction at Goldsmiths University. In 2019, she received the BFI New Talent Award and was named as one of Broadcast’s Hotshots and in 2022 she worked as director's assistant on the Netflix series Kaos and was selected to take part in Network @LFF. She is currently developing her debut dramatic feature.

Contact: dorothypickard@gmail.com

REVIEWS+INTERVIEWS

1.4 (Interview with Lyndy Stout)

'Dorothy’s films are compelling studies of characters with brave and interesting life-coping mechanisms'

Sight and Sound

'The Wall is an accomplished, cleverly uneasy work... nocturnally eerie with a disconcerting power'

The Guardian

★★★★ 'The Beanfield is a theatrically ambitious and boldly political show' (Lyn Gardner)

It's Nice That

'Here Us Now sheds light on the importance of London’s social housing amidst the city’s rapid gentrification.'

i-D Magazine

'The Mess captures the highs and lows of an often overlooked form of mental illness'

It's Nice That

'Five older women form a Spice Girls’ tribute act in the charming and poignant film, Wannabe.'

It's Nice That

'The Masses is a poignant and visceral film that delves into the lives of three south Londoners, and their devotion to their respective religions; Islam, Christianity and football.'