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Dorothy works across narrative, documentary and theatrical modes of filmmaking to explore subjects such as community resistance, the criminal justice system, mental health, policing and disability. Her collaborative approach to filmmaking is often inspired by her protagonists' lived experiences. ​She has a particular interest in blurring the line between performance and reality, and is founding member of Breach Theatre, and associate artist of Kestrel Theatre, who run theatre and film workshops in prisons. 


Her work has screened at festivals including LFF, Hot Docs, Clermont Ferrand, Doc NYC, and Sheffield DocFest, and on news and broadcast channels including PBS, Guardian Documentaries and the BBC, and has been awarded Best UK Short at Open City Docs, Special Mention at Oberhausen, Grand Prix at Arts Convergence, shortlisted for a Grierson, and received multiple Vimeo Staff Picks.


She was director's assistant on Kaos (Netflix), directed 2nd Unit on Rye Lane (Searchlight) and was selected to take part in Network @LFF in 2022. She’s currently developing her debut feature and is represented by Jessica Stewart at Independent. She’s also an accomplished commercials director, working with production companies internationally.



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.'

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