Award winning director Jackie Oudney, who’s first feature starring Hugh Bonneville and Anne-Marie Duff was recognised for its witty direction and ambition, honed her skills as a highly successful commercials director. She is currently in preproduction as writer/director with the short film. ‘What I Am’ – the story of one woman’s emancipation from societal oppression.

Her feature, ‘French Film’, a very grown-up British comedy, picked up two major awards at the Monte-Carlo Film Festival for Best Actor and Best Screenplay. Described by Philip French in The Observer as an “immensely likeable debut” that is “clever, funny, and emotionally truthful… with a strong whiff of Woody Allen.”

In addition, her two short films, ‘Station and ‘Vagabond Shoes’ with its powerful performance by Iain Glen have won several awards including the Kodak / BAFTA Short Film Showcase and two Scottish BAFTA nominations. It’s fair to say that Jackie’s good humour and exacting professionalism make her the consummate director. She’s never off the set!