M-J Delaney

Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant: Nick Hitchcock

Film, TV & Theatre

Oxford University graduate MJ Delaney was named as one of Company Magazine's 30 Most Powerful Women in Television Under 30 in 2010, and as one of Broadcast Magazine's Hotshots in 2012.

At 26, she created Newport (Ymerodraeth State of Mind), a parody of Jay Z's Empire State Of Mind which went on to become a YouTube sensation, and one of the biggest internet hits of 2010.

Her debut commercial work was a campaign for Aldi, which won her 'Best New Director' at the BTAA Craft Awards and ‘Best Campaign’ at the Campaign Big Awards, the Golden Circle Awards and the BTAAs in 2012. She has subsequently directed commercials for a huge variety of clients in both Europe and America.

In 2012 she directed her first long-form film, BEN AND LUMP, an original half hour drama starring Thomas Turgoose, which was broadcast on Channel 4 as part of the network's Coming Up talent scheme. The film was very well received by critics and soon followed by her debut feature film, POWDER ROOM, which was picked up at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013 and theatrically released worldwide by Universal Pictures later that year.

MJ is currently in development with numerous film and television projects. She is represented for commercials by Moxie Pictures (worldwide).

In Development

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JULIAN CORKLE IS A FILTHY LIAR

2017

Sarah Radclyffe Productions

- Attached to direct the feature adaptation of D. J. Connell's book

HERE BEFORE

2017

Rooks Nest

- Attached to direct
- Original feature written by Stacey Gregg

DO IT

2017

- Original feature
- Co-developing with Rosie Bones

MADOLESCENCE

2017

BFI/Flash Runaway Fridge

- Laura Neale writing
- Stevie Lee producing

SPARKLE

2017

Element Pictures

- Stacey Gregg writing

Film

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2013

DJ Films

Produced by Damian Jones
Written by Rachel Hirons

Television

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2012

Touchpaper / Channel 4

Half-hour drama as part of the 'Coming Up' strand. Written by Tom Wells

Short Films

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MORGANA ROBINSON’S SUMMER: DREAM LAND

2017

Merman/Sky

- Written by Sharon Horgan
- Starring Morgana Robinson and Sheridan Smith