Henrietta & Jessica Ashworth

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Film, TV & Theatre

Associate Agent: Mark Brennan

Film, TV & Theatre

Named as one of Broadcast's 'Hotshots' 2013, selected for Screen’s Stars of Tomorrow in 2012 and listed in the BBC’s New Talent Hotlist in 2017, Jessica and Henrietta wrote their first script THE SHAKESPEARE CLUB – a farce about the authorship controversy – at the age of 15.

Their feature script OLIVIA & JIM was placed third on the Brit List in 2011 and is currently in development with Stray Bear Film, with the support of the BFI. Following on from their TV work on the third series of FRESH MEAT and the BAFTA- winning DIXI (CBBC), they are now developing projects with Element Pictures, Warp, BBC Films, Baby Cow, and their first US Project, ‘CODE NAME VERITY’, with New York- based company Levantine Films.

Jessica also works as an actress, appearing in Julian Jarrold’s BECOMING JANE and writing and performing with sketch group Dude (Looks Like A Lady). Henrietta directed their Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 'Best Debut' award-winning show CALL OF DUDEY last year, and is a graduate from the University of Sussex. She was awarded the prestigious Arts & Humanities Research Council Award scholarship and studied for a Masters in Film at University College London, completing in 2013 with a distinction.

The sisters’ adaptation of Fiona Shaw’s 2009 novel ‘TELL IT TO THE BEES’ has just wrapped shooting, with Annabel Jankel directing and Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger starring.

 

In Development

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TELL IT TO THE BEES

2017

Archface/BFI

- Feature adaptation of Fiona Shaw's book for Annabel Jankel to direct.

WEIRD

2017

Sarah Brocklehurst/BFI

- A high school comedy about a teenage girl who fakes her Facebook profile in order to be popular, then struggles to live up to the lies she's posted.
- Tim Kirkby attached to direct.

CODE NAME VERITY

2017

Levantine Films

- Feature adaptation of the WW2-set YA novel by Elizabeth E. Wein

QUEEN'S GAMBIT

2017

Baby Cow/Magnolia Mae Films

- Gaby Tana producing
- Adaptation of Elizabeth Fremantle's novel, which looks at the life of Henry VIII's last wife, Katherine Parr.

UNTITLED NATSAL PROJECT

2017

Fable Pictures / BBC Films

- Feature film based on the true story of the first National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles undertaken by four women in 1986 due to an urgent need for information on the emergence of HIV/AIDS

OLIVIA & JIM

2017

Equation Pictures/Stray Bear/BFI

- Comedy-drama feature.
- 3rd on 'The Brit List' 2011

THE SUPERLUMINAL COMMUNICATOR

2017

Roads Entertainment

- Original feature
- Co-writing with Andrew Legge

US VS THE WORLD

2017

Warp/C4

- TV pilot

CLOVIS TEAZLE

2017

Element Pictures/IFB

- Original Sci-Fi feature
- Working with director Andrew Legge

Television

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DIXI (Series 2)

2015

Kindle Entertainment/CBBC

- Wrote on series 2 of the BAFTA-winning online show

2014

Kindle Entertainment/CBBC

- Writers
- Online comedy-drama series
- Winner of Best Children's Interactive Show at BAFTA's Children's Awards 2014

FRESH MEAT (Series 3)

2013

Objective Productions/C4

Writers of episode 3

Short Films

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FAN GIRL

2015

- Writers and co-producers
- Directed by Kate Herron
- Starring Steve Oram
- A group of super-fans break into the house of a faded 90's popstar
- London Short Film Festival 2016: Best Comedy & Best Woman Director nominee
- LOCO Comedy Festival 2016: Discovery Award nominee
- Encounters Short Film Festival 2016: nominated for the Grand Prix Award
- Aesthetica Film Festival 2016: nominated for Best Comedy and the People's Choice Award
- Screened at East End Film Festival 2016 and Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival where its nominated for Best Short Film