Director Jess Hobbs on her career and creating dramas

Posted Friday 21 Jul 2017

Jess Hobbs video

Make a note of this link when you fancy a break from work - New Zealand-born director Jessica Hobbs talks to Drama Quarterly about her big break on Australian teen drama Heartbreak High and moving to the UK to direct shows including Broadchurch, River and Apple Tree Yard.

She talks about her story-focused and emotion-based method of directing, as well as the way she likes to work with writers to develop the visual style of a series.

Hobbs also speaks about the merits of rehearsing scenes before the cameras roll and the differences between launching a new series and working as an episodic or block director on an established drama.

Watch the video here.