Chloe Ruthven is an award-winning film director and screenwriter from London, England. She is best known for her powerful short films, which have explored themes of identity, gender, and sexuality in an honest and emotionally engaging way.
Ruthven studied film and television at the London Film School, graduating in 2007. She then went on to direct her first feature film, Alibi, in 2009. The film premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and was nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film.
Ruthven’s short films have been widely acclaimed, having been selected for numerous festivals around the world. Her first short film, You Me & Everyone Else, was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Short Film in 2014. This was followed by her second short film, The Bigger Picture, which was chosen to be part of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival’s Critics’ Week in 2015.
Ruthven has also worked extensively in advertising, directing commercials for some of the world’s biggest brands. As well as her work in film and television, she is also a passionate advocate for diversity and representation in the industry, speaking regularly at universities and conferences about the importance of creating a more inclusive film industry.
Ruthven’s latest project is a feature film adaptation of the novel The Burning, which she is both writing and directing. The film is set to be released in 2021, and will explore themes of family, identity, and belonging.
Ruthven’s work has been praised for its honest and authentic depiction of characters and stories, and she is seen as an important voice in the independent film community. With her latest feature film, Ruthven is sure to continue to push boundaries and challenge the status quo.