Candida Scott Knight

Candida Casualty
Candida Casualty 02
Candida Mercy 03
Candida The Fly
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Candida is an award winning director for British television drama and film, with credits on Casualty, Hollyoaks and EastEnders. This year one of her Casualty episodes formed part of the three-episode submission to the RTS Programme Awards for Soap and Continuing Drama which the series went on to win. She has directed award winning short films including Mercy, which screened at multiple film festivals and won several awards

Candida received multi-camera training through Directors UK and ITV’s long running series Coronation Street, and the BBC’s New Director’s Scheme for EastEnders. With experience in directing both single and multi-camera drama, she has now directed over a dozen episodes of continuing drama. Prior to this, she undertook shadowing opportunities on Sky’s Britannia II (under director Luke Watson) and in post-production on Robin Hood (under director Otto Bathurst). In addition to this, she has directed commercials, channel idents and titles as well as on air material for Channel 4 (E4, FILM4 and More 4), The Discovery Channel and MTV.

Website: Candida Scott Knight

Television (broadcast):
Eastenders BBC Studios / BBC One
Director on the BBC One continuing drama series (2023)
4 x 30 minute episodes
Hollyoaks Lime Pictures / Channel 4
Director on the popular Channel 4 drama (2023)
5 x 30 minute episodes
Casualty BBC Studios / BBC One
Director on BBC One’s prime time drama (2022)
2 x 50 minute episodes
Eastenders BBC Studios / BBC One
Director on the BBC One continuing drama series (2022)
4 x 30 minute episodes
Eastenders BBC Studios / BBC One
Director on the BBC One continuing drama series under the BBC New Director’s Scheme (2021)
2 x 30 minute episodes
Hollyoaks Lime Pictures / Channel 4
Director on Channel 4’s continuing drama
2 x 30 minute episodes
Short film:
Mercy Film London, Screen South and the UK Film Council
DirectorWhat would you do if you were an eleven-year-old boy in a bad situation? How far would you go to save yourself?”… a gruelling kid’s eye story with a stronger than usual sting in the tail.“. Time Out.This arrestingly beautiful yet harrowing award winning short was shot on 35mm film in London.Writer: Tina Walker
Producer: Emily Man
Cast: Natalie Press, My Summer of Love; Steve Sweeney, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels; and Bradley Hall, Spider.Officially selected at 29 film festivals; nominated for 15 awards, winning the Prix du jury Paris XII for Best Foreign Film at the Créteil Film Festival (Paris), the Ascent Media Award for Best Short Film at the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival (London) and a Jury Special Mention for the Unicef UK Award at Showcomotion (Sheffield).
SHORT FILMS | Candida Scott Knight
Fly Wonderland Avenue
Director, Writer and Co-producerEver dreamt of flying?
This dialogue free 35mm short film about a curious boy’s love of flight was filmed on location on the chalk headland of Beachy Head and surrounding areas of the East Sussex coastline.Producer: Peter Maynard
Cast: Craig Bird
Officially selected and nominated for best short film at the Tehran Short Film Festival, the European Festival of Flanders with a special mention at the TCM Classic Shorts Competition and special screening at the Brest Short Film Festival.
SHORT FILMS | Candida Scott Knight
Other Directing:
Directed the Paris story for this factual documentary on the day St Pancreas station reopened, filming the first journey into the station from Paris Gare du Nord to London in the driver’s cab.
Directing commercials, idents, breaks, bumpers, branded content, titles sequences and on-air trails for 4Creative; Ch4/More4/E4/Film4, The Discovery Channel, MTV; Jackass TV/MTV Undressed, Sky, TCM, Going Down to South Park, Ministry of Sound, Western Union, Weetos and Honda.
Awards & Nominations:
Winner: Casualty – Soap and Continuing Drama Award RTS Programme Awards 2023
Director of one of the three episodes submitted for judging.
Over 30 festival selections, screenings and nominations for both short films, winning prizes for Mercy: Best Short Film, Rushes Short Film Festival; Best Foreign Film, Créteil International Film Festival; and Special Jury Mention, Unicef UK Award / Showcomotion, Sheffield
Professional training and qualifications:
EastEnders – Continuing Drama New Directors’ Scheme DUK / BBC Studios, 2019/20/21
Intensive training on this prestigious scheme, directing and editing 3 scenes on the set of EastEnders and a further 2 episodes with the support of a mentor.
Coronation Street – Multi-camera training DUK / ITV Studios, 2019
Introduction and training into the principles of multi-camera shooting. Directing and editing 3 scenes in a fully crewed studio on the set of Coronation Street.
Media Parents – Back to Work Scheme Edinburgh TV Festival, 2019
Creative Skillset | Digital Camera Training 1-2-1 Canon C300 camera training, 2018
Creative Skillset | Citatec Adobe Premier Pro intensive editing introductory course, 2018
New York Film Academy, NYC Advanced 16mm Intensive sync sound short film course, 1997