Tessa Hoffe’s directing credits include Shortland Street and iconic British soaps Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and Grange Hill. The Wellington raised filmmaker has written and directed six short films, all selected for international film festivals. She has also directed children’s dramas, including World’s End and Bafta-nominated family tale Rocket's Island.
For me, the most scary thing about doing Coronation Street was the fact that I was going to have to work with these actors ... I was thinking that they're not gonna want some bloody young thing telling them what to do, but I had nothing to worry about as they were just so lovely. Tessa Hoffe in an interview with The Listener, 27 May 2006