Jacqueline Pepall is an award-winning writer/ director for film and television. Her recent credits include the short film "Wishin' & Hopin'" (BFI Flare 2018, *BAFTA qualifying, Cannes Festival 2018), “The Hotel Affair” (London Short Film Festival 2018, *BAFTA qualifying), “Ophelia’s End” (Best Film, Dallas Flicks by Chicks Film Festival, 2017), “Visiting Mr Keats“ (Best Short, New York City Short Film Festival 2016), the contemporary dance series, “Then Dance” (Sky Arts 2014-2016, British National Lottery Award nominee) and the comedy pilot “Upstaged” (CBC Canada, winner: Best Pilot, LA Comedy Festival).
Jacqueline runs the independent production company Great Lake Films. She also works closely with the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, directing films for the MA in Screen Acting programme. She organizes and runs an annual film festival, ‘From the Wilderness,’ championing the work of female directors.
The UK Trade and Investment Commission recently selected Jacqueline for their 'UK Talent Goes to Hollywood' initiative, which pairs promising British directors with Hollywood studios. Jacqueline was the 2016/2017 Hospital Club Foundation's Emerging Creative for Film and Television. She was listed as one of the Edinburgh TV Festival's "Hot 100" for 2017. She is one of the Edinburgh TV Festival's "Ones to Watch" for 2018.
Jacqueline just completed work on a short drama created in collaboration with and featuring young refugees and asylum seekers. Her work celebrates new, underrepresented heroes.