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Jessica Hobbs

Director

Jessica Hobbs began directing short films in her 20s, during an eight year stint as an assistant director. After helming Cliff Curtis TV drama Overnight in 1995, she got her "big break" on Australia's Heartbreak High. Hobbs went on to build up an impressive — and award-winning — Australian resume, including hit show Love My Way, East Timor mini-series Answered by Fire, and the first two episodes of BAFTA-nominated ensemble drama The Slap. After relocating to England, she directed high profile mini-series Apple Tree Yard, based on the Louise Doughty bestseller about a married woman who has an affair.   

I love directing television and I feel that we’ve been very privileged over the last few years to see a big renaissance in the way that television is made. Television allows you the freedom to explore character development and story structure in greater depth over a longer period of time. Jessica Hobbs on website Blogafi, May 2012