|June 13, 1987
|36 YEARS OLD
Scottish director, writer, and producer known for her feature film debut, Aftersun, a coming-of-age drama about a father-daughter relationship. Aftersun premiered at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival to critical acclaim and, that same year, she won numerous awards for her directing. She had directed 3 short films before moving on to her first feature.
She pursued a dual Master of Fine Arts and Master of Business Administration at the Tisch School of the Arts and the Stern School.
She wrote and directed three short films while at New York University. She was a fellow at the 2020 Sundance Institute Screenwriters and Directors Labs.
She was inspired to create her film, Aftersun, after looking through a family album and realizing how young her father was when she was born.
She directed actor Paul Mescal in Aftersun. He went on to win an Oscar nomination for the role.