Kayleigh is a Broadcast Hot Shot 2016 and one of six LGBTQ filmmakers selected for the 2016 BFI Flare Mentorship Programme, where she is currently being mentored by screenwriter, Abi Morgan (SHAME, SUFFRAGETTE, THE IRON LADY). She and one of her writing partners, Matthew Barry, were also the recipients of the BAFTA Rocliffe New Comedy Award 2012 with their script, GREY, which was optioned by Company Pictures and developed for BBC1.
Kayleigh’s original comedy series, IN MY SKIN, has received a script commission from BBC (optioned by Expectation Entertainment). And together Kayleigh and Matthew have received a script commission from channel 4 for their comedy series, THE ABERYSTWYTH FIVE (optioned by Bad Wolf). Kayleigh is also currently writing alongside Catherine Tate on her new Sky1 series, AMERICONS, which will star Catherine Tate and David Tenant. And her original comedy series, OKAY, ARIZONA! is being developed by Bad Wolf for ABC Studios in the U.S.
Kayleigh also writes on CASUALTY (BBC 1); STELLA (Sky1); and HOSPITAL PEOPLE (BBC 1).
Kayleigh recently wrote and starred alongside Sheila Reid in her first short film, the multi award winning OH-BE-JOYFUL. Iris Prize then awarded Kayleigh their £30,000 funding prize to shoot her second short, WILD GEESE, which is currently in post production. Creative England are now backing Kayleigh to write her first feature film, a lesbian rom-com.
Kayleigh also wrote and performed in online comedy sketches for PYPO, developed by Stephanie Laing (exec-producer and director of VEEP and HBO’s DIVORCE). One of her sketches, Asking For It, is a collaboration with The White House for President Obama’s It’s On Us campaign, an initiative to end campus sexual assault. And she was a staff writer on HERE BE DRAGONS (Radio Wales).
Alongside this, Kayleigh is an accomplished improvised comic having trained with the Free Association, UCB, The Groundlings and iO West. She performs nightly throughout London as a member of The Committee, and the Free Association’s house teams: The Cartel, The Ladies of FA County.