Odelay Films announces the arrival of Jennifer Sheridan to their roster in both the UK and the USA. 

As a renowned BAFTA nominated comedy director Sheridan is the perfect addition to their developing roster. Odelay has long admired Sheridan's formidable track record in the comedy arena, so they are delighted to be showcasing her work and talent. The team continues to be committed to championing diverse talent while seeking directors from a broad spectrum of specialisms and Jennifer fits perfectly within their mission.

Growing up in South London, Sheridan cultivated her love for film at the BRIT School in Croydon. After entering the industry using her self taught editing skills she ultimately became a respected scripted comedy editor with credits that include Cuckoo and The League Of Gentlemen. Sheridan’s passion for film is evident throughout her work and this led her towards directing seeing her win the prestigious Virgin Media Award for her debut short film Rocket. 

Her first feature horror Rose: A Love Story, premiered during lockdown at the 2020 BFI London Film Festival and garnered several award nominations, including a BIFA. Since then, she has successfully transitioned into television and most recently directed the multi-award-winning series Extraordinary for Disney+ and Hulu. Series two of the hit series was recently nominated for Best Comedy at the Edinburgh TV Awards and has also been nominated for three BAFTAS, won an RTS and a Broadcast Digital Award - for best scripted comedy.

Alongside her TV work Sheridan has notched up an impressive list of commercial clients that include spots for Bose, Haig club Whiskey featuring David Beckham, Sky, Maggies, and Money Box.

Head of Advertising at Odelay Aly Moffat comments: “I have been a fan of Jennifer for quite some time and the moment we started talking we knew she was a perfect fit for Odelay both here and in the US. I have been lucky to work with some of the best comedy directors around and Jen ticks all the right boxes. Her editing background means she knows exactly where the funny needs to land, casting is bang on and her work feels current and cool as well as being laugh out loud funny. Extraordinary is hands down one of the best comedies out there right now”.

On joining Sheridan shares: “Odelay instantly felt like they matched my energy and got behind my creative intentions within the commercial world. I'm also the kind of person who brings my own water bottle and coffee cup to every set, so their B Corp Accreditation got two very enthusiastic thumbs up from me. The best part is that they're just genuinely lovely folks who get my unique sense of honour. I’m absolutely thrilled to kick off this new chapter and supercharge my creative journey with Odelay by my side!”

Odelay will represent Sheridan in both the UK and in the US through their East Coast rep Diane Patrone at The Family NYC.