Dorothy is a filmmaker from South-East London who recently completed an MA in Directing Fiction at Goldsmiths University. She started out making documentaries while studying French and Film at Warwick University, and won the Guardian Documentary Award for her first film In the Name of Greatness. While at Warwick she co-directed the Fringe First multimedia show The Beanfield and became a member of Breach Theatre.


In 2019 Dorothy won Best UK New Director at BFI Future Film Festival and her short film The Mess was awarded with Best UK Short at Open City Doc Fest, Young Director's Award, Vimeo Staff Pick and was shortlisted for Grierson Short Award. Her films have screened at festivals including Sheffield Doc Fest, as well as on BBC3, Channel 4, i-D and The Guardian.


She has a particular interest in working with non-professional actors to create films that merge documentary and fiction and is currently developing a feature script about a butcher with OCD. 

Represented by Peach House for Film and TV and My Accomplice for Commercials. 

Contact: dap@dorothyallenpickard.com


Sight and Sound

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

The Guardian

★★★★ 'A theatrically ambitious and boldly political show' (Lyn Gardner on The Beanfield)

i-D Magazine

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

1.4 (Interview with Lyndy Stout)

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

Channel 4 'Am I Normal' 

'The Mess is a powerful short documentary on life with bipolar'

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