About

Comedian. Performer. Script-Writer. Film-maker. Kinder egg lover. BAFTA x crew member 2017/2018 & former bass player in Los Campesinos! Her short film script ‘The Birthday Party,’ was shortlisted for The Kevin Spacey Foundation Artists of Choice award. Her other short scripts have been shortlisted for the Shore Script Short Film Award (2016 & 2017), Cinequest Short Film Award, and she was in the semi finals for the Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship in 2018. She is an iShorts BFI Net.Work funded director and writer with her short Stages, which was screened at LOCO comedy film festival and London Short Film Festival amongst others. It is being streamed on Comedy Central here.

She co-wrote her first feature “The Photographic Memory Recalls the Highlights of the Year, with Tom Betts, based on her short of the same title, for Western Edge Pictures. It was supported by The Wellcome Trust Development Awards.

Ellen Waddell’s last two full length comedy shows, ‘Jean Luc Picard and Me,’ and ‘It’s Better to Lie than to tell the Truth and End up alone in a Ditch Crying,’ have both sold out London and Bristol runs, been part of London’s Tellit Festival, and done the gauntlet of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. SHE ALSO WROTE A PLAY! ‘Don’t Be Terrible,’ a dark meta-comedy, co-written and co-directed with Oliver Milburn was at The Edinburgh Fringe 2018, and is gearing up for a London run

She performs comedy and storytelling around London like a tonne. She wants to do more. Book her for gigs.

She once interviewed Julian Barrett about a movie, and honestly, it was the best day of her life. She can host things for you.

She is an associate producer for To The Moon, a theatrical company that produces new writing and comedy.

Read her interview with VICE magazine, or watch her on the BBC

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Want to talk writing or performing? Get in touch.

One thought on “About

  1. Just saw your ‘show’ tonight at the Wardrobe theatre, amazing. I would like to be your new best friend if you will have me.
    But seriously, what a brave, funny, relatable, and inspiring tale, my friend is going to lend me Star Trek.
    Thankssssss
    Sarah x

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