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Rose Glass | Writer/Director

Rose Glass | Writer/Director

Filming anything and everything from Harry Potter spoofs to fake nature mockumentaries about aliens, Rose was destined to be a director from a young age. Upon leaving home she studied film and video at London College of Communications - where she directed her first 'proper' shorts - and also gained experience as a runner on professional sets. Eventually she made her way to the NFTS, where she made acclaimed short Room 55 and began working on the idea for Saint Maud.

In the years following she waitressed and worked as a cinema usher whilst working on the treatment and teamed up with fellow Breakthrough Brit Oliver Kassman. Initially Rose was intimidated by the idea of directing a feature, especially after finding the writing process quite isolating, but once she started, the collaborative nature of the experience made everything a complete joy. Having had such a great time with her team on Saint Maud, she has already enlisted producers Oliver Kassman and Andrea Cornwall to work with her on her next feature which she is co-writing with fellow NFTS graduate and ex-cinema usher Weronika Tofilska.

For Rose, BAFTA has always seemed to represent an exciting and yet distant element of the film industry but now the fact that it is attainable feels strange but very exciting. She looks forward to building a network of peers going through a similar experience.