Staff Profiles: Lindsey Dryden

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Staff Profile: Lindsey Dryden
Lecturer in Film Production

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Lindsey Dryden

Lecturer in Film Production

Film, Radio, Television and Media

I am an award-winning film director and creative producer. After starting out in television documentary, I began making independent films for cinema, and I specialise in unexpected stories about music, the arts and the body.


Lindsey Dryden is a film director, creative producer and founder of Little By Little Films. After starting out in TV documentary (BBC, Channel 4, History Channel), Associate Producing hundreds of short documentaries at Current TV, and making shorts for television and the Royal Court Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company, she began making independent feature length films. Her acclaimed work includes Lost and Sound (2012, director), Unrest (2017, producer), Alexis Hunter: Approach To Fear (2014, director). Close Your Eyes And Look At Me (2009, director/producer) and Little Ones (2013, producer) and has been selected for numerous festivals including Sundance, SXSW, True/False, Sheffield Doc/Fest, CPH:Dox, HotDocs, and Art of the Real.


Award Title Institution Date
BA (Hons) Media & Communications Goldsmiths 2003


Won Sundance Special Jury Award for Editing (Unrest, 2017)

Won River Run Audience Award (Unrest, 2017)

Won Nashville Film Festival Grand Jury Award - Best Documentary Feature (Unrest, 2017)

Won Special Jury Award - DORF Music Film Festival (Lost and Sound, 2012)

Nominated Best Producer, Underwire Film Festival (Little Ones, 2013)

Nominated Best Female-Directed Film, Sheffield Doc/Fest (Lost and Sound, 2012)

Nominated Best New UK Filmmaker. Open City Docs (Lost and Sound, 2012)

Teaching and research


Film production, from development to distribution. Special expertise in directing, story development, creative producing, festival strategy, impact producing, bespoke distribution strategy, working with animation and creative sound design in documentary, and Virtual Reality development and project management.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate

External responsibilities

Lindsey has a slate of films in development and production in the UK, Canada and the USA, is writing and directing a feature length film called Billy, directing art films for Tate, and works as a Story Consultant with emerging filmmakers.

Subjects for media interviews

Documentary film, independent film, women in film, queer film, disability in film.

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