Dorothy Allen-Pickard

filmmaker, theatre

London, GB

filmmaking theatre-making social

Dorothy is a filmmaker and multidisciplinary theatre-maker from South-East London. In 2019, she received the BFI New Talent Award and was named as one of Broadcast’s Hotshots.


Her practice is grounded in a deep interest in other people and a will to bring about social and political change. Her work merges documentary, fictional and theatrical techniques and form, and she is a member of the award-winning multimedia theatre company Breach. She has a particular interest in working with non-professional actors to create semi-autobiographical films. Her work focuses on mental health, disability, multiculturalism, as well as marginalised individuals, communities and experience.


Dorothy's short The Mess was awarded with Best UK Short at Open City Doc Fest, YDA, Vimeo Staff Pick and was shortlisted for Grierson Short Award. Her films have screened at festivals including Sheffield Doc Fest, Doc NYC, EIFF, as well as on BBC3, Channel 4, i-D and The Guardian. 


Recently she completed an MA in Directing Fiction at Goldsmiths University and is currently developing her debut dramatic feature, Weekend Dad.


Represented by Peach House for Film and TV and

My Accomplice for commercials. ​


Material Bodies


A Sonic Pulse