Ruth Carslaw is a Bafta nominated documentary filmmaker who’s early photographic career focused on development projects in South Asia, Eastern Europe and the USA where she was the recipient of The Lady Allen of Hurtwood Memorial Travel Award.

On return to the UK, she spent seven years in the social sector making not-for-broadcast films with children and families living in poverty and exclusion in Glasgow. These films informed political debate and effected policy change at a national level in Scotland.

Inspired by this work, Ruth won a place on the National Film and Television School’s Summer Docs Programme in 2006 which led to her first commissions for Channel 4. 

Her latest film ‘My New Hair’: A journey into the transformational world of wigs, was nominated for a Bafta (Scotland) award for Best Single Documentary.