We have added talented directors from around the world to our roster. All are onboard to read the best screenplays entered into this year’s screenplay contest.
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In 2013 Alex was selected as director attachment to Bruce Beresford on the production of BONNIE & CLYDE and in 2014 he received Hot Shots Program funding through Screen Australia to make the short film ARI, which premiered at TIFF Kids 2016 and screened at thirty international festivals, picking up a Vimeo Staff Pick. He is a Screen Australia Talent Escalator recipient and MIFF Accelerator alumnus.
Her last film, SEX ED, was produced via the NFTF and EON Productions. In 2016, Alice directed PREGNANT PAUSE, which starred Alexandra Roach, and was made through Film London’s London Calling scheme. It premiered at the BFI London Film Festival and was longlisted for a BAFTA. She is a member of directing collective Cinesisters and is represented by Troika Talent Agency.
A Chinese-Australian filmmaker whose undergraduate film Blind Luck, 2010 received an honorable mention at the LA Film Festival and screened in numerous festivals around the world. In 2018 Amy won Gold at the New Directors Cannes Lions Awards for her film Unnatural. Amy is currently developing a limited series aimed at humanizing social pariahs and two features focused on two extremely flawed women.
As well as being a Screenwriter for nearly 20 years (Hugh Bonneville attached to her feature comedy) and a freelance Script Editor for the BFI, Euroscript & Rather Good Films, Anna is also an award-winning Director. Her short film I SEEK ASYLUM starring Emma Thompson was selected for 8 international festivals. She is currently developing a comedy-drama short with Globe Productions (Universal Music).
Ben has worked as a Director in Commercials and TV Drama in various countries, for brands from PRADA to VOLVO and the BBC and Channel 4 – in both English and Spanish. He’s had shorts in renowned festivals as a Writer/Director and is developing Film and TV. He is a BAFTA LA Newcomer, Warner Bros Emerging Film Director Finalist and Shore Scripts Fund Winner. He’s represented by Independent Talent in the UK and Grandview in the US.
Ben Mallaby is a BAFTA nominated director of comedy shorts and commercials. Most recently he finished work on the second series of Climaxed for BBC3.
As a writer, his feature scripts have placed highly in the Nicholl Fellowship, as well as Script Pipeline and Shore Scripts. He is currently in pre-production on his feature debut, IN CASE OF RAPTURE (featured on The Hit List as one of the best specs of the year in 2016).
A Writer/Director based in London. Self-taught in film making from a young age, Billy has written and directed many short films such as Absent (2013), The Break Up Of Dave (2015), Household (2017), and Father’s Day (2018) which won a BFI Future Film award for Best Drama. Billy believes that anyone can make a film using only what’s around them… as long as what you have around you is a camera… that helps.
Brendan write, directs and edits commercials for major brands and agencies. In 2015 his award winning short film “Intersection” played at major film festivals worldwide. He has since picked up feature film representation with Management 360 and is in the process of pitching several feature screenplays, which he also plans on directing.
Chloë is currently developing her debut feature with the BFI. Her short films have played at festivals including London Short Film Festival, Underwire, Prague, Short Waves. She is part of directing collective Cinesisters.
In 2017 Dan directed the short film “To Wendy Who Kicked Me When I Said I Love You” supported by Film London. It has gone on to screen at over 15 festivals around the world. Dan started his career as a directors assistant working for Nicolas Roeg, Alex De La Iglesia, and Armando Iannucci. In 2016, Dan directed his first pilot for BBC 3, “3 GUYS EAT”. He has just directed a series of comedy films for TSB and the Guardian in early 2018.
Ella moved through Film and TV development, into directing and script editing. Her short films have played at festivals including Phoenix, Triforce, LOCO, LA Comedy Fest, Portland, Cambridge and Encounters. Her latest short ‘Sarah Chong is Going to Kill Herself’ was made through Creative England’s ‘Funny Girls’ scheme. Ella’s first feature, a romantic comedy about polyamory, is in development with Film4.
Wrote, produced and directed “The Observer Effect” which began its festival run in August 2017 with its premiere at the prestigious LA Shorts International Film Festival. Since then it has gone on to win numerous awards and festival selections across the US and Europe.
Harry Sherriff is a writer-director based in Manchester, UK. In 2014 Harry made his short film Hits Like A Girl through the inaugural iShorts scheme, and in 2016 he went on to make 12 shorts in 12 months. Harry has been awarded video of the day on VOTD.tv and was chosen as a One To Watch by HIIIVE. In 2018 Harry was selected to join the BFI Network BAFTA Crew.
ISAAC "ICEY" TOMICZEK
Isaac “Icey” is a writer/director with 100+ million views on youtube for Sony, Universal, Beats By Dre and Ministry Of Sound. His promo for Sam Feldt “Show Me Love” was Promo News 2nd most viewed 2015. His work has been staged at Arcola, Southwark and Stratford Royal. His TV pilot “AFTERS” was top 4% of BBC Drama writersroom 2018. He is developing a series with Gunpowder Sky as writer/director.
An award-winning director and editor from London. Her short ‘Rocket’, won the grand prize at the Virgin Media Shorts competition in 2012 and since then she has directed six more award winning shorts. Nominated for Best New Director at the D&AD Awards 2017; as one half of AFLOAT. She is currently in development with First Look Media (NY), on a digital series and shooting her debut horror feature next year.
An LA-based writer and director with an MFA in Directing from Columbia University. She has directed multiple short films that have screened at festivals around the country, as well as online spots and advertising work for various companies. She is a recipient of the Panavision New Filmmaker’s Grant and a member of New York Women in Film.
Lola Blanc is a writer, director, actor and musician whose journey into filmmaking began with music: first writing songs (including one for Britney) and then directing music videos, soon graduating into writing and directing narrative. She recently directed a short starring Kenny Lucas of the Lucas Brothers. Blanc’s directing work has been spotlighted by Funny or Die, Billboard, Popcrush, & more.
Louis did an MA in Directing at the National Film and Television School. His latest short, SATAN HAS A BUSHY TAIL was completed as part of Film London’s shorts scheme and has picked up multiple best comedy awards during its festival run. Louis is currently in development with the Scottish Film Talent Network on THE INCOMER – this will be his first feature film as Writer/Director.
A writer and director whose award-winning work has screened around the world. Most notably, he was featured in the 2017 Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase at Cannes.
Tipped as a future star on BBC’s 2017 hotlist, JBA awardee Nour Wazzi has collaborated on award-winning features (e.g. OSCAR nominee ‘Waste Land’) and shorts – most recently directing on the BBC mini-series ‘The Break’, short thriller ‘Baby Mine,’ and sci-fi/thriller ‘Lab Rat’. She’s worked with talent incl. Emilia Clarke (‘Solo: A Star Wars story), and Maisie Williams (‘X-Men: The New Mutants’).
Bristol/UK based working-class director who writes character-driven genre cinema with a grounded, real-world feel. Paul has had films selected for Bafta-Qualifying ASFF and LSFF as well as winning several awards across the globe including ‘Best UK Short’ at MANIFF and ‘Best Film’ at CFF. Paul was part of Creative England’s Talent Module 2016 and BaftaXcrew 2018.
An NYC-based statistician-turned-filmmaker, Richa’s first short film “Taaza Khoon” (Fresh Blood) has won 7 awards across 25 film festivals. Her scripts have been shortlisted for programs such as ScreenCraft Film Fund, Shore Scripts Film Fund, and Nashville Film Festival’s Pitch. She’s currently working on her second short film “The Seal”.
Recently wrote and directed the short film The Orgy starring Amit Shah (Crashing) & Alexandra Roach (Black Mirror), which received funding from the Shore Scripts Film Fund. Sam’s previous comedy short films have over 6 million hits online, received Vimeo Staff Picks, and been featured on Short Of The Week. Sam is developing his feature The Science Of Love And Laughter with the BFI. The script won the Academy’s Nicholl Fellowship award.
Sam is a writer-director based in the UK working mostly in short film. Sam fuses high-concept genre elements with an authentic social realist aesthetic. His work has been shown at several BAFTA-affiliated festivals and been awarded Best Film at MANIFF and CFF in 2018. Sam also works in wildlife documentary television.
A Cypriot filmmaker based in London. His narrative short films have screened internationally at festivals and as a music video director his work has been picked up by platforms such as Nowness. Savvas’ latest feature script was one of 8 projects to be selected for the Sundance Mediterranean Filmmakers Lab in 2018.
Film-maker Shahir Daud is originally from New Zealand and is now based in NYC. Shahir’s narrative short attracted a haul of awards including wins at the St Tropez International Film Festival, Harlem International Film Festival and the New York Short Fest. Shahir is also the co-host of “The Only Podcast About Movies.”
An award winning, BAFTA shortlisted filmmaker currently in development on her debut feature, a psychological horror, IN OUR BLOOD. The screenplay was a semi-finalist in the 2016 Shore Scripts feature competition and was awarded Creative England/BFI Emerging Talent Development Funds and chosen for the 2018 BAFTA X Crew.
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