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RUTH SEWELL JOINS DARK ENERGY
20 August 2020

Dark Energy have added London-born director Ruth Sewell to their roster.

Sewell got her start in the industry as a script developer, working on such cult favourite movies as alien comedy romp 'Paul' and sci-fi action-thriller 'Attack the Block'. After studying screenwriting with the Screen Arts Institute, picking up a camera to shoot her own work seemed like the next logical step.

Since then, Sewell's reel has grown to include campaigns for many high-profile brands, demonstrating her knack for blending compelling narrative with evocative art direction. She also has a talent for comedy, as shown by her sassy breast cancer awareness campaign for CoppaFeel.


Alongside this impressive collection of commercial projects, Sewell co-founded Dauntless Pictures with Joanna Thapa in 2013. The company offers an opportunity for under-represented people to tell their stories, and have developed a slate of TV shows, features, documentaries, and shorts.


In addition to my passion for comedy, I really believe in using film as a tool to shine a light on socially important stories across the globe.

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Award-winning Guardian documentary 'From the Bronx to Yale' showcases these values, as it shines a light on young people across America competing to win a scholarship and a shot at higher education. The passion and determination of the film's young subjects shines through the piece, as they defy their circumstances and fight for a better future.


With her diverse array of talents already well established, it's no wonder Sewell is eager to get stuck in at Dark Energy: "In addition to my passion for comedy, I really believe in using film as a tool to shine a light on socially important stories across the globe. I'm really excited to be working with Dark Energy to bring more projects to life."

For more on what Ruth Sewell can bring to your next project, check out her Dark Energy page and then get in touch with Matt Brown at mattbrown@darkenergyfilms.com or on 07976 257 431.

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