Jess Colquhoun is a British director and writer from London. She is known for her work on the BBC series Killing Eve (2018-present) and as the creator and director of the Netflix original series I Am Not Okay With This (2020-present). She has also directed episodes of the BBC series The Capture (2019-present).
Colquhoun studied film and television at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, England. She graduated in 2014 and shortly thereafter began her professional career. She began directing shorts and music videos, before making her television debut in 2018 with the BBC series Killing Eve. She directed four episodes of the series and was a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit winner for her work.
In 2020, Colquhoun created and directed the Netflix series I Am Not Okay With This. The show follows the story of a teenage girl who discovers she has superpowers. The series was met with critical acclaim and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program.
Colquhoun has also directed several episodes of the BBC series The Capture (2019-present). The series follows an ex-soldier who is arrested for a crime he allegedly did not commit. Colquhoun's work on the series earned her a BAFTA nomination for Best Direction in a Drama.
In addition to her television work, Colquhoun has also directed several music videos, most notably for the band The Staves. She has also written and directed two short films, The Boy Who Found a Hole in the Sky (2019) and The Girl Who Found a Universe in the Sun (2020). Both shorts were selected for the London Short Film Festival and were well-received by audiences.
Overall, Jess Colquhoun is an up-and-coming director and writer. Her work on the BBC series Killing Eve and the Netflix series I Am Not Okay With This have been met with much critical acclaim, and she is quickly establishing herself as a formidable talent in the television and filmmaking industry.