Kayleigh is a Broadcast Hot Shot 2016 and one of six 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 is currently writing on HOSPITAL PEOPLE, a new comedy series from Roughcut TV for BBC 1, and the 6th series of Ruth Jones’ STELLA (Sky1), having previously written an episode of the 4th series. She also writes for CASUALTY (BBC1). Her original comedy series, THE GODMAMMY, has been optioned by Tiger Aspect. Another of her comedy series’, HERE’S TO YOU, has been optioned by Avalon.
Together, Kayleigh and Matthew’s comedy series, LION’S MANOR, was optioned by Bad Wolf and has received a script commission from Channel 4. They also have another sitcom, ABIGAIL, in development with Bad Wolf in the U.S. The pair were commissioned to write the revival of THE BRITTAS EMPIRE for BBC Comedy Productions.
Kayleigh recently wrote and starred in her first short, OH-BE-JOYFUL, which premiered at the 59th BFI London Film Festival and has since won multiple awards including: Best Comedy at the London Short Film Festival 2016; the Audience Award for Best Narrative Short Film at Outfest, Los Angeles 2016; the Audience Award for Best Short Film at InsideOut, Toronto 2016; Special Short Film – Mix Milano Film Festival, Milan & Florence 2016, and received a Special Commendation for the Iris Prize Best British Short 2016.
Creative England are now backing Kayleigh to develop her first feature film, SOMETHING CHANGED, due to go in to production January 2018.
Kayleigh is also writing and performing 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.
For radio, Kayleigh writes on HERE BE DRAGONS – the Radio Academy award winning sketch show from Matt Lucas’, John Stanley Productions. And Kayleigh and Matthew’s original series, BAMPY, was developed for Radio 4.