London-born Mary Nighy is a graduate of The National Film and Television School. She has directed films for Vogue, Karen Millen, River Island, City of London, and made one of the winning films in Bombay Sapphire’s Imagination Series, ‘Need for Speed’, produced by Independent Films and Gravity Rd. In 2014 she was runner up in the YDA Awards at Cannes Lions for her film “Handprint”.
Her work is a stunning combination of cinematic and performance-led narrative films. While attending NTFS she was a David Lean Scholar, she made four award-winning spots for Toshiba, and was commissioned to make two documentaries outside the School. She has a theatrical background, gaining experience in theatre whilst at UCL, and also directing for The Soho Theatre.
Mary is also a writer, including long-form narrative scripts as well as advertising copy for direct-to-client projects. She worked professionally as an actress from the age of 17. She was nominated as one of the UK Film Council’s Breakthrough Brits in 2005. Her background as an actor allows her to draw strong performances from both actors and non-actors.