Sasha Ransome
Director

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Sasha is an experienced director for both single and multi-camera television drama and comedy; she is currently directing the second series of BBC2 comedy-drama Two Doors Down. She also recently directed the third series of ITV sitcom The Job Lot for Big Talk Productions, starring Sarah Hadland & Russell Tovey, and the six-part BBC3 comedy series Some Girls for Hat Trick. Sasha was also the lead director on the latest series of Young Dracula for CBBC (8 x 30’) as well as director of the six-part comedy series Nixon’s The One starring Harry Shearer for Sky Arts, and the revival of comedy series The Kumars for Hat Trick and Sky One.

For drama, Sasha directs regular episodes for ITV’s Emmerdale, and has also previously directed for daytime-drama Doctors for the BBC. Sasha also completed her comedy thriller short film Her Next Door starring Lizzie Roper, which won several Best Comedy awards at prestigious film festivals. Sasha has also directed for numerous children’s shows ranging from narrative to sketch comedy.

 

Television
Two Doors Down BBC Scotland / BBC2
Second series of the six-part comedy-drama series set in Scotland starring Sharon Rooney and Arabella Weir (TX 2016)
Emmerdale ITV Drama / ITV1
Director for the prime-time continuing-drama series (2014-present)
(12 x 30 minutes / 1 x 60 minutes)
The Job Lot Big Talk Productions / ITV
Director of 6 x 30 minute episodes for the third series of the hit single-camera sitcom starring Russell Tovey and Sarah Hadland (TX 2015)
Some Girls Hat Trick / BBC
Director for all six episodes of the third series of the hit single-camera comedy (TX November 2014)
Kumars Hat Trick / Sky One
Brand new six-part series of the popular studio sitcom for Sky One (TX January 2014)
(6 x 60 minutes)
Doctors Episodes for the daytime drama (TX September 2014)
Young Dracula Lead director for series five of the hit children’s drama series (TX January 2014)
8 x 30-minute episodes
Nixon’s the One Hat Trick Productions / Sky Arts
Six-part comedy series starring Harry Shearer (TX January 2014)
Shirley and Shirley So Television / Channel 4
Pilot for comedy/entertainment show (taster tape – non TX)
The Committee Meeting Tiger Aspect / BBC
Studio sitcom pilot starring Welsh sketch-act Chris Corcoran & Elis James
Fat Pipes BBC
60-minute live interactive comedy pilot for BBC3/BBC I-Player (TX March 2013)
Belme Sweet Belme BBC Comedy
Directed a studio read through of the new comedy pilot at BBC Media City (2012)
Funny +1 BBC3
Live studio comedy pilot, featuring Charlie Baker, Kerry Howard, Will Andrews, Isy Suttie and Colin Hoult. Standup, live group sketches and monologues
Pixel Face So Television / CBBC
Multi-camera comedy-drama series
Big Brother Endemol / Channel 5
House director on series 13
Horrible Histories Lion TV / CBBC Interactive
Single-camera sketch comedy show
Ben 10: The Ultimate Challenge Twenty Twenty / Cartoon Network UK & International
Formatted studio game show featuring large scale physical games, question and answer rounds and cerebral games. After shooting the pilot, Sasha went on to direct the UK series and 8 series for CN International (Russian, Arabic, Italian, Turkish, Dutch, Spanish, Polish, French)
Bear Behaving Badly Darrall MacQueen / CBBC
Studio sitcom involving actors & puppets
The Slammer CBBC / BBC1
Live studio variety show with audience and pre recorded sketches. Core cast led by Ted Robbins and a weekly guest (Jon Culshaw, Shaun Williamson)
Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps BBC3
Directed a selection of studio scenes for the series
Deadly Art BBC1 / CBBC
Presenter-led art show
Chuckle Vision Christmas Special BBC2 /CBBC
One off special broadcast on Christmas Eve
Scoop BBC1 / CBBC
First series of the narrative comedy drama featuring Mark Benton, Shaun Williamson and puppeteer Andy Heath
Big Barn Farm RDF / CBBC
First season of the narrative series featuring live animal animation
Gina’s Laughing Gear: Who’s in the Shed? CBBC /BBC2
Sitcom written by Faye Rusling and Oriane Messina and starring Martin Hancock and Moya Brady
Sports Relief Gets Sub’d BBC1
Studio game show with celebrity and child contestants involving large scale physical games and Q & A rounds
Chuckle Vision BBC2 / CBBC
Narrative comedy
Stupid BBC1 / CBBC
Sketch comedy series with an ensemble cast including Marcus Brigstocke, Alex Lowe, Chris Pavlo, Miranda Hart, Faye Rusling and Oriane Messina
Kung Fu Lish CBBC / BBC2
Pre-recorded Comedy Strand within a Daily Live show called ‘Exchange’
Bad Penny CBBC
Narrative comedy drama featuring Graham Fellows aka John Shuttleworth and Ann Bryson
Short Film
Her Next Door Comedy thriller starring Lizzie Roper, Will Andrews and Rachel Stubbings (2012)
Winner, ‘Best Comedy’ LoCo Award at the London Short Film Festival 2012
Winner, ‘Best Super Short’ Award at the Anchorage Film Festival 2012
Selected for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013
Selected for the Austin Film Festival 2012
Selected for the St Louis International Film Festival 2012
Selected for the Victoria Film Festival 2012
Selected for the London Short Film Festival 2012
Selected for the Underwire Film Festival 2012
Gay Moments Comedy music short. Written and performed by Tom Adams (2012)
Professional Training
BBC Multi Camera Gallery Directing (2006)
BBC Single Camera Drama Directing (2003)
BBC Attachment scheme, Trainee Drama Directors (2002)
Robert McKee Story Seminar (2003)
Soho Theatre Writing for Teenagers (2002)