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 her writing partner, 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 and Matthew have received a script commission from channel 4 for their comedy series, THE ABERYSTWYTH FIVE (optioned by Bad Wolf). They also have another sitcom, ABIGAIL, in development with Bad Wolf in the U.S.
Kayleigh also writes on CASUALTY (BBC 1); Ruth Jones’ STELLA (Sky1); and HOSPITAL PEOPLE (BBC 1). Her original comedy series, THE GODMAMMY, has been optioned by Tiger Aspect. And another of her comedy series, HERE’S TO YOU, has been optioned by Avalon.
Kayleigh recently wrote and starred alongside Sheila Reid in her first short film, the multi award winning OH-BE-JOYFUL. Creative England are now backing Kayleigh to write her first feature film, a lesbian rom-com – IF DESTROYED, ALWAYS TRUE. And Iris Prize film festival have just awarded her funding for a new short film – WILD GEESE, due to go in to production this summer.
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.
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 Free Association’s house teams: The Cartel, The Ladies of FA County and The Committee.