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Tessa is currently directing
eason 3.

KIN is now screening on BBC 1 from Saturday 18th November.

Tessa is now represented in the US by Nancy Etz and Nancy Jones at CAA and Manager Jeff Okin at Anonymous Content.

BER 2023
Crossfire has been shortlisted for BEST NEW SCRIPTED SERIES at The Content Innovation Awards in Cannes

MAY 2023
Hock pilot reached the shortlist for the 2023 BBC Writers Room programme, reaching the top 1% of over 4000 scripts entered.

APRIL 2023
Tessa's pilot drama HOCK has reached the quar
terfinals in 2023 ScreenCraft  Screenwriting Fellowship.

Tessa is now represented
at ANONYMOUS CONTENT in the United States
Jeff Okin - Manager

An Emmy Nomination for Tessa Hoffe !
Outstanding Directing for a multi camera drama for Zero Chill on Netflix.
Crossfire will have it's US premiere on Britbox on November 15.


Crossfire released on BBC and iplayer to a fantastic 5.3m viewers in first week.

APRIL 2022
Majority has won BEST DRAMA at CloseUp Reykjavik Film Festival.

Principal filming ends on CROSSFIRE


JULY 2021

Majority has been selected for competition at Exit6 Film Festival and is a finalist in the best of the Festival 6. Online screenings in Sept 2021.

Majority has been selected for competition in Women X Film Festival and nominated for BEST ENSEMBLE CAST. Screenings are in Sept 2021.

Majority will also screen in competition at BRITISH SHORTS in Berlin on Friday 6th August.

JUNE 2021

Tessa's feature screenplay SALVAGE has received feature film development funding from BFI with Jack Thomas-O'Brien producing at Sixteen Films.

MAY 2021

Maria Popistasu has won her 3rd Best Actress Award on the short film circuit for her role in MAJORITY at Unrestricted View Film Festival. 

Majority screens in This is England program at Sheffield Short Film Festival.

APRIL 2021

Majority screened in competition at Fisheye Film Festival and Unrestricted View Film Festival. 

MARCH 2021

MAJORITY has been selected to screen in competition at Fish Eye Film Festival in London and Filmed Up series in Manchester.

MAJORITY has screened on BBC2 as a part of the Fesitval of Funny and will continue to be available on BBC iplayer.


Tessa has completed filming on 4 x 1 hour episodes of  KIN. A new drama series for AMC. To be released later in the year. Starring Charlie Cox, Aidan Gillen, Claire Dunne nd Ciaron Hinds.

Maria Popistasu has done it again and won BEST ACTRESS at Feel the Reel Film Festival in Glasgow for her role in MAJORITY


Maria Popistasu has won BEST ACTRESS  for her work in Majority at the UK Tweet Film Festival. Enzo Hoffe was nominated Best Actor, Carl Pollard was nominated for Best Cinematography and Tessa Hoffe won BEST SCREENPLAY.

Short film Spinosaurus has been selected to to screen at Asthetica Film Festival  as a part of a Cinesisters curated collection.

WAYNE originally premiered on YouTube Premium but has now been picked up by Amazon Prime. This wild ride premieres on Amazon on Nov 6th. Tessa directed episodes 4 and 5


Majority had a fantastic response during the Bafta qualifying BFI London Film Festival playing online for free on BFI player. The UK premiere for Majority reached a wide audience unlike any other UK festival premiere in 2020.

Majority was also selected in competition for the newly Bafta qualifying Bolton International Film Festival.


Majority has been selected in the BFI London Film Festival! Huge news for our film. Majority will be able to be viewed online through BFI Player during the festival dates. 7th - 18th October 2020.



After shutting down production in March on Netflix's ZERO CHILL due to the Covid-19 pandemic,  filming resumed in August. Tessa completed the filming of five episodes for Block 2.

JULY 2020

Tessa's debut feature SALVAGE has been picked up for development by Sixteen Films with producer Jack Thomas O'Brien.

Sixteen Films recently produced I, Daniel Blake, Sorry we missed you and co-produced Lyn Ramsey's You were never really there.

Spinosaurus has been selected to screen as a part of a special curated selection of films from members of Cinesisters at ASTHETICA 2020

JUNE 2020

MAJORITY  has been selected to screen in competition at Palm Springs SFF 2020

Competing in the Live Action over 15 mins and the Local Jury Award.

MAJORITY is now eligible for BAFTA and BiFA nominations.


MAY 2020

Tessa is now being represented by Nicola Biltoo at The Agency (UK) 

joining forces with Katy McCaffrey and David Rubin at Gersh in the US and Lesa Kirk at Open Entertainment Management (US).

APRIL 2020

MAJORITY has been selected to screen in competition at Krakow Film Festival. One of only 13 films selected for one the oldest and most prestigious short film festivals in Europe. KSFF is Oscar, BAFTA and European Film Award affiliated. Online screening and World Premiere of MAJORITY will take place in late May.


Tessa is Block 2 Director on Season One Netflix Family drama, ZERO CHILL. Filming in Sheffield, United Kingdom


Tessa has been Main Unit Pick Up Director and 2nd Unit Director on Ted Lasso.  Comedy/Drama for AppleTV and Warners Bros.


Early Development Funding has been awarded to Tessa Hoffe Writer/Director and Lauren Parker Producer for their feature film project SALVAGE.

Spinosaurus has been selected to screen at the Inwward Eye Film Festival. Screening on 7th November at Zeffirellis in the Lake District. Tickets here



SPINOSAURUS will be screening at HOME Manchester as a part of the FILMED UP Series on 25th Sept. Tickets can be bought here.



SPINOSAURUS has been selected to screen in competition at Ocean Coast Film Festival in Portugal on October 19th and 2oth


MAY 2019

MAJORITY, my new short film made in association with the BFI Network is in the can! Filmed in Manchester over 3 days with a wonderful ensemble cast led by MARIA POPISTASU and DAVID NEILSON. Currently in post-production.

APRIL 2019

Tessa Hoffe  has won BEST FEMALE FILMMAKER for Spinosaurus at Undependance Film Festival in Edinburgh.

Spinosaurus has been selected to screen at Lost World Film Festival in Crete and  River Film Festival in Venice.


MARCH 2019

Youth and Consequences has been nomintated for an Emmy for BEST DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES. Tessa directed two episodes for this series.


We are thrilled to announce Tessa Hoffe's new short film 'Majority' is in pre-production. Produced by Lauren Parker, with the support of the BFI , 'Majority' will be filmed in early May 2019

Spinosaurus will be screened in competition at the New Renaissance Film Festival in Amsterdam

March 1st -3rd March

Spinosaurus has been selected to screen at UNdependance Film Festival in Edinburgh  4th-7th April 2019.



Wayne has been released on YouTube Premium to rave reviews. Episode Five Directed by Tessa Hoffe and written by Lauren Houseman has been singled out in particular.


Spinosaurus screens in competition at Norwich International Film festival, Two short Nights Film Festival and Aaretaler Kurzfilmfestival in Switzerland.


Spinosaurus has also been licensed to Vlaamse Radio and Television and HBO Europe. And is currently being screened on the in flight BA Programme.


WAYNE premieres at Tribeca Television festival


Spinosaurus has been selected for the Sioux City International Film Festival in US,  Norwich International Film Festival and the Bolton International Film Festival.

Spinosaurus is a finalist in EXIT 6 International Film Festival, screening in September in Basingstoke.

JULY 2018

Spinosaurus has been selected to screen at the New Zealand International Film Festival. Screenings in Auckland and Wellington in the Foreign Correspondence Programme. 

Both sessions SOLD OUT

JUNE 2018

Tessa directed two episodes of WAYNE for Youtube Red Premium. Created by Shawn Simmons and Executive Produced by Deadpool writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese.

Spinosaurus WON The Blue Cat Short Film Festival in Los Angeles for


Ross Adams won Best Dramatic Performance at the British Soap Awards with his outstanding work on the Hollyoaks storyline 'Scott's Suicide', epidsode Directed by Tessa Hoffe.

MAY 2018


Spinosaurus has had an incredible couple of months Winning BEST BRITISH DRAMA at the Discover Film Awards in London, FINALIST at the Bluecat Film Festival in Los Angeles and winning BEST DRAMA and BEST PERFORMANCE for Georgia Bowran at The Brooklyn Women's Film Festival in New York.

There have been a whole bunch of screenings, Dresden Short Film Festival, The Womens Film Festival in Philidelphia, Newport Beach, Kurzfilmwoche in Regensburg and new official selections with screenings at High Peak International Film Festival, Emden Norderney, Stockholm IFF and Aaretaler Kurzfilmfestival in Switzerland. 

Hollyoaks was nominated for a BAFTA this month which included my work on the 'Scott Suicide Storyline'. This storyline is also nominated at the British Soap Awards, With Ross Adams up for best dramatic performance and myself up for Best Scene of the Year. This event is filmed live in London in June.

Kin will premiere on AMC+ Sept 9th in the US and Sept 12th in Ireland. Tessa directed episodes 5,6,7 and 8.

Principal photography starts on CROSSFIRE. 
New BBC mini-series starring Keeley Hawes. Directed by Tessa Hoffe

MARCH 2022
Irish Crime Drama cleans up at the IFTAS winning a string of awards.



Spinosaurus has been selected for competition at The Oscar affiliated Cork International Film Festival in Ireland.

Spinosaurus has been nomintated for BEST DIRECTOR and BEST PRODUCER at Underwire International Film Festival 2017
Spinosaurus has been selected for competition at The San Jose International Short Film Festival in the US - screening times annouced soon.


An incredible week for Spinosaurus winning Best Drama Short at the Smalls Film Festival in London.

Sydney Independant Film Festival has included Spinosaurus in competition. 20th September 7.40pm

Epic Shorts World Program  


Screening times and dates have been announced for The Smalls and Encounters film festivals.

For The Smalls London screening on 3rd September 2017 3.30pm /drama section - tickets can be bought here

For Encounters screening in BRISTOL

21st Septmentber 4 pm

Incredible week for our short film Spinosaurus, selected in competition for The Smalls in London, Encounters in Bristol, This is England in France and for the amazing new Jintzen Short Film Festival (the future city of short film) in China. .

Spinosaurus has been selected for competition at the Oscar affiliated Rhode Island Internation Film Festival






Spinosaurus will have it's WORLD PREMIERE at the prestigious Palm Springs Short Fest 2017  in competition. Screening is 22nd June 2pm at Camelot Theatre.


Spinosaurus has been picked up for world wide sales and  theatrical distribution in Europe by KurzFilmAgentur. 

For all enquires.

KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg e.V.
Friedensallee 7
D-22765 Hamburg

Fon: +49-40-39 10 63 28
Fax: +49-40-39 10 63 20

Tessa Hoffe's feature treatment was placed 3rd in the 2017 Euroscript International Screeenplay competition.
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