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Esther May Campbell

Esther May Campbell

United Kingdom

Film Director


ScriptLab - projects Participant 2018


Esther's early work as the director of shorts and music videos took her all over the world, winning her acclaim and awards from the outset. She moved on to directing prime time drama for both the BBC and Channel 4.

She wrote and directed SEPTEMBER funded by the UKFC, which won the BAFTA for outstanding short film as well as ten other international awards. This recognition brought her work on flagship Channel 4 drama Skins and in 2011 she went on to direct a feature length episode of BBC1's Wallander staring Kenneth Branagh, which attracted over 5 million viewers. She runs a community cinema project for displaced children (HKKP, and continues to work as stills photographer in the community.
LIGHT YEARS was Esther's debut feature film and premiered at Venice Critics Week.