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Tiggy Bayley

Tiggy Bayley

United Kingdom

Film Director, Writer


Tiggy Bayley is a writer, director and performer from South-West London. She trained at Jacques Lecoq Theatre School in Paris, before obtaining an MA in Liberal Arts at Bristol University. In 2018, Tiggy spent time in LA where her love of film evolved and strengthened. She has written and performed in several shorts. Since moving back to London, Tiggy works freelance in film for companies such as Heyday Films, Dragonfly Films LTD and Coverfly alongside writing her own material. Tiggy’s latest short film, Tildypops, in which she played the lead, played at the Cannes Short Film Corner 2021 in July and it will premiere in the coming months at a prestigious short film festival. Tiggy is also a member of Southwark Playhouse’s Young Company.

company profile

dragonfly films GmbH/ Lena Vurma – producer:

Award-winning Swiss/Czech producer Lena Vurma lives and works in Berlin and on the Isle of Skye. She is a graduate of the German Film and Television Academy (dffb) and won the Robert Bosch Foundation's film award for her animation film THE LITTLE RED PAPER SHIP. The film is still broadcast on KIKA to this day. Her first feature film LOST PLACE by Thor Klein earned her a nomination for the First Steps No Fear Award 2014 and was screened in theaters in Germany, Russia and Japan.

In October 2015 she completed the European producer workshop EAVE and was selected for the Producers Network in Cannes 2016.

She celebrated the world premiere at the Busan Film Festival 2017 with IN THE SHADOWS, the debut film by Indian director Dipesh Jain (USC graduate in LA). IN THE SHADOWS is a British-Indian-German coproduction and was released in cinemas in India in 2018. With Thor Klein's second film, ADVENTURES OF A MATHEMATICIAN - a German-Polish-British co-production, Lena Vurma has won the VGF Young Producer Award 2020. The film will be released in cinemas in Germany (Filmwelt), USA (Samuel Goldwyn) and France (Rezo) in 2021, among many other territories.