Director / Scriptwriter
Lizzy Mansfield is a writer and director from Newcastle.
She has made several award-winning short films. Her comedy short AN INORGANIC LOVE STORY was shot on a single reel of super-8, with no editing. It premiered at Cannes Film Festival in 2019 as part of the straight-8 selection, and reached the final of the 2020 Funny Women Awards. Her hand drawn animation JAM JAR WORLD, inspired by Carl Sagan’s “Pale Blue Dot” lecture, won Best Animation at Barnes Film Festival, and her silent comedy COLLECTION DAY was nominated for the Chris Anderson Award at Berwick Film Festival. In 2022 she directed a TED LASSO sketch for Comic Relief starring Brett Goldstein and Jason Sudeikis, which aired on BBC One.
Lizzy is a graduate of Creative England’s shortFLIX writing development scheme, the BFI/NFTS Talent Campus (directing) and a member of BAFTA Crew. In 2020, she gained a place on the BBC Comedy Writersroom after her TV Pilot MASTER MASON was selected from over 3,500 submissions. Her debut stage play SUPERNOVA reached the final of Hope Mill Theatre’s Through the Mill Playwriting competition in Manchester and completed a national tour to London (Theatre503), Oxford (Old Fire Station), Durham (Assembly Rooms Theatre) and Keswick (Theatre by the Lake) in the summer of 2022. She has written commercials, radio sketches, and has been part of multiple TV Writers’ Rooms.
Lizzy studied Physics and Philosophy at Oxford University, graduating in 2016 with a double first class degree. She retains a keen interest in both areas, as well as their intersection, which continues to inform her creative work. She has written and performed stand-up with the Oxford Revue and Tight Five Comedy, and reached the semi-finals of the Chortle Student Comedy Awards in 2016. She also has five years’ experience working freelance as a writer’s assistant, director’s assistant and A.D. on a host of major film and TV productions. Credits include TED LASSO (AppleTV+), PENNYWORTH (Epix), JACK RYAN (Amazon), PATRICK (Disney UK), BREEDERS (Sky), LUTHER (BBC), MARCELLA (ITV), TURN UP CHARLIE (Netflix), GRANTCHESTER (ITV) and HOW TO BUILD A GIRL (Amazon).