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Linda Ludwig & James Curle

Linda Ludwig & James Curle are an award-winning English/German writing and directing duo whose work has screened at OSCAR, BAFTA & BIFA qualifying festivals globally. As a neurodivergent directing duo, they are interested in stories about unique perspectives, about characters who don’t fit the convention.

Their Cannes-winning debut short MAN OF THE HOUR, starring Charlotte Ritchie, was reviewed as “among the best short films ever” by MovieViral. Their debut feature script MAN WITHOUT HEART, a drama about neurodiversity, was placed as Quarterfinalist in both the ScreenCraft Feature competition and the Raindance Script Competition 2021. Their latest film UNDER THE BLUE is now on the festival circuit and already BIFA-qualified and Winner of Best Director Drama Honourable Mention in the London Director Awards 2024.

Work includes: MAN OF THE HOUR  Short film (BEST SHORT FILM WINNER, Cannes, AmPav); UNDER THE BLUE – BIFA-qualified short film ( OFFICIAL SELECTION Brighton Rocks International Film Festival and Official Selection Romford Film Festival). In development: MAN WITHOUT HEART – neurodiversity drama feature (QUARTERFINALIST RAINDANCE & SCREENCRAFT);  THE COUNT OF VALYNEIR – period drama feature inspired by MAN OF THE HOUR; THE MAN-EATERS OF TSAVO – historical biopic feature based on a true story; NEW FACE – six part television drama about the dark side of the UK modelling industry based on a true story; UNDER THE BLUE – anthology television drama based on true police stories; KINDRED – six part television drama about LGBTQ adoption in the UK.