About

Ella is an award-winning film and TV director based in London. Her recent and television work includes HBO's horror-comedy series THE BABY, comedy-drama BACK TO LIFE for BBC and Showtime, and PANDEMONIUM for BBC1. She is currently in post-production as Series Director and Executive Producer on 6x1 hour comedy-drama series SWEETPEA for Sky with See-Saw Films and Fanboy. 

Ella won ‘Best Comedy Director’ at the RTS Craft Awards 2020 for her work directing the second season of ENTERPRICE (BBC3) and was nominated again for the same award in 2021 for BACK TO LIFE. Enterprice was also nominated for a Broadcast Digital Award for ‘Best Comedy Programme’ where Ella’s comedy miniseries FULLY BLOWN (for BBC3/Studio 71) was nominated for ‘Best Short-Form. 

Ella’s short films have played at festivals internationally including Phoenix, LOCO, Cambridge and Encounters and she has feature projects developed with Damian Jones Films and Netflix and Creative UK’s Breakout development scheme. 

Ella has been mentored by BAFTA-winning director Becky Martin (Veep, Succession) through BFI Network's BAFTA Crew scheme, and has also taken part in BFI Network@LFF and Berlinale Talents.

Ella began her career as a professional actress and has also worked extensively as a Script Editor, including on the first two series of David Farr’s 8x1hr Amazon show ‘Hanna’. She has a double first in History from Cambridge University.

Ella is rep'd by Abby Singer and Emma Obank at Casarotto Ramsay & Associates (film & TV) and Caviar (Commercials) and in the USA by Larry Salz, Lucinda Moorhead & Amanda Hymson at UTA (film & TV) and Chromista (Commercials).