Henrietta & Jessica Ashworth

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Henrietta & Jessica Ashworth

Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant: Nick Hitchcock

Film, TV & Theatre

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

Their feature script OLIVIA & JIM came third on the Brit List in 2011 and is currently in development with producer Ivana Mackinnon supported by the BFI. Following on from their TV work on the third series of FRESH MEAT and the BAFTA-winning Dixi (CBBC), Jessica and Henrietta are now writing on the upcoming second series KILLING EVE for BBC America.

They currently have a number of projects in development, including an adaptation of David Gaffney's graphic novel THREE ROOMS IN VALERIE'S HEAD for Wall to Wall, an original scienfiction series for Warp, and an original comedy feature for the BFI. The Ashworths are also developing feature film SIREN, about a young girl who develops terrifying powers, for Gingerbread Pictures.  

Their script QUEEN'S GAMBIT, an adaptation of Elizabeth Fremantle's novel, was featured on the Brit List 2018

TELL IT TO THE BEES, adapted from Fiona Shaw’s novel of the same name, is their feature film debut. Produced by Daisy Allsop, Riverstone and the BFI, the film is directed by Annabel Jankel and stars Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger. The film received its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival and UK premiere at the 2019 Glasgow Film Festival. TELL IT TO THE BEES will be released in the UK on June 7th 2019. 

In Development

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IN THE DAYS OF RAIN

2019

Company Television

Adaptation of In The Days Of Rain by Rebecca Stott

MAKING NOISE

2019

Ivana Mackinnon / BBC

I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW

2019

Warp

Television. Original Sci-Fi series

THREE ROOMS IN VALERIE'S HEAD

2019

Wall to Wall

Television. Adaptation of graphic novel by David Gaffney

WEIRD

2019

Sarah Brocklehurst/BFI

Feature. 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

QUEEN'S GAMBIT

2019

Baby Cow

Feature. Adaptation of Elizabeth Fremantle's novel, which looks at the life of Henry VIII's last wife, Katherine Parr. Produced by Gaby Tana. Chosen for the Brit List 2018

OLIVIA & JIM

2019

Stray Bear/BFI

Comedy-drama feature. OLIVIA & JIM came third on 'The Brit List' 2011

US VS THE WORLD

2019

Warp

Television pilot

KILLING EVE Series Two

2019

Sid Gentle/BBC America

Upcoming

Film

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TELL IT TO THE BEES

2019

Archface/BFI/Riverstone

Feature adaptation of Fiona Shaw's book of the same name, directed by Annabel Jankel and starring Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger. World premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Showcased at the 33rd BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival in 2019. It will be released in the UK and US in June 2019

Television

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DIXI (Series 2)

2015

Kindle Entertainment/CBBC

Series 2 of the BAFTA-winning online show

2014

Kindle Entertainment/CBBC

Winner of Best Children's Interactive Show at BAFTA's Children's Awards 2014

FRESH MEAT (Series 3)

2013

Objective Productions/Channel 4

Episode 303

Short Films

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NIGHTBUS

2019

Gingerbread

Directorial debut

FAN GIRL

2015

Writer. Co-producers. Directed by Kate Herron and starring Steve Oram, FAN GIRL follows a group of super-fans who break into the house of a faded 90's popstar. Nominated for Best Comedy and Best Woman Director at the 2016 London Short Film Festival; nominated for the Discovery Award at LOCO Comedy Festival; nominated for the Grand Prix Award at Encounters Short Film Festival; nominated for Best Comedy and People's Choice Award at Aesthetica Film Festival; Screened at the East End Film Festival and Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival where it was nominated for Best Short Film