Lucy Forbes’s work is characterized by her bold visual style, unique comedic sensibility and universally relatable characters.
The London based filmmaker found breakout success with the darkly comedic coming of age story, In My Skin, for BBC3, which won three BAFTA Cymru awards for Best Director, Best Drama, and Best Actress. She went on to helm the second season of Channel 4 and Netflix’s critically acclaimed End of the F**ing World, winning a BAFTA for Best Drama Series. Lucy is currently in post-production on her series This Is Going To Hurt, based on Adam Kay’s award-winning memoir of the same name, set to release on BBC2 later this year.
Most recently, she directed Bulleit Bourbon’s first national campaign in years via Anomaly NY, a fresh, insightful and fiercely witty spot starring real bartenders who were impacted by the pandemic.
Lucy Forbes was recently selected for the Alice Initiative’s Annual List of Emerging Female Directors. Voted on by more than 50 female film executives, the annual list highlights 20 promising up-and-coming female filmmakers.
Prior to her long-form successes, Lucy began her career in commercials directing campaigns for brands as diverse as ASDA, Carphone Warehouse, Comic Relief and Oreo, always infusing her trademark style.