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ABOUT

Dorothy is an award-winning filmmaker from London whose work has screened at festivals including London Film Festival, Clermont Ferrand, Oberhausen, Doc NYC and Sheffield DocFest, and on news and broadcast channels including PBS, Guardian Documentaries, Vice and the BBC.

 

She has a particular interest in merging documentary and theatrical practices, blurring the line between performance and reality. She’s a founding member of the award-winning theatre company Breach and associate artist of Kestrel Theatre, who use the arts in prisons to help change lives.

 

In 2019 she completed an MA in Directing Fiction at Goldsmiths University, received the BFI New Talent Award and was named as one of Broadcast’s Hotshots. 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 a member of Bafta Connect and is developing her debut 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.'

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