Zoe is a writer and film director. Her work has been broadcast on the BBC, commissioned by the BFI, programmed at the Barbican and performed at theatres such as the Arcola and New Diorama.
Zoe has just finishing shooting her latest short as writer/director, BFI Network funded fiction film "Better" starring Milly Zero (EastEnders) and Ellie James (I May Destroy You) in leading roles. It is currently in post.
During the pandemic Zoe wrote and directed short fiction film "Some Kind of Window" which won Script 6’s This Covid Life competition and played BAFTA & BIFA qualifying festivals in September 2021.
Prior to the pandemic, she wrote and directed the 30 minute creative documentary, "Our Fathers," in collaboration with Kieran Hennigan. "Our Fathers" was commissioned by BBC Scotland and the Scottish Documentary Institute and premiered at the Glasgow Film Festival. It was broadcast on BBC Scotland in June 2020, and was acquired by TrueStory.
Her short film "ill, actually" was commissioned by BBC Arts and the BFI and was broadcast in March 2019. It played at BAFTA qualifying festivals and won the Best First Film award at Together Festival in 2020.
Her first play, "Cecilia", was produced at the Kings Head and shortlisted for the Yale Drama Prize. "Gap in the Light", her collaboration with Engineer Theatre, was produced at the New Diorama and Off-West-End nominated. Her play "Laird" was shortlisted for development by the Traverse Theatre and long-listed for Theatre 503's International Playwriting award. Her latest play, "Pretty Girl Bullshit" secured a slot at Vaults Festival pre-pandemic, was longlisted for the same award and also reached the top 10% of BBC Writersroom entries. Zoe has been part of numerous writers residencies, most recently the Soho Writers Programme.
Before making her own films Zoe worked at the BBC; notably on the documentary strand Horizon. During her time there she conceived and worked on “Clean Eating: The Dirty Truth” (BBC 2) which was credited as “shaping national debate” by The Times. Zoe continues to work as a freelance filmmaker for commercial projects and in documentary television production.
Zoe is a BFI/Bafta Connect 2022 writer/director.
Contact: zoehuntergordon at gmail dot com
“a pertinent reminder of the wider need for empathy still missing in contemporary society.”
Directors Notes on Zoe’s short film ill, actually
"extremely well written... the writing really is first class" (4 stars)
London Theatre One, on Zoe’s play Cecilia at the Kings Head Theatre
"Superbly-crafted… part neatly understated domestic drama, part Stanley Kubrick psychological thriller, and entirely gripping." (4 stars)
The Stage, on Zoe’s collaboration with Engineer Theatre, Gap In The Light at the New Diorama