Stuart Wright has written seven genre feature scripts and a limited TV series pilot for Pinball Films Ltd. Three are prioritised for 2023. NOTHING HOLY, a ‘black metal’ horror, (directed by Ashley Horner, BRILLIANTLOVE), shoots late spring 2023. The folk horror WE LOOK AFTER OUR OWN and revenge thriller YOU’RE THE REASON I’M HERE - both developed with producer Keith Bell (THE DESCENT, HARRY BROWN).
Stuart wrote on LAIR (2021) and developed the Russian to English language translation of the screenplay for SAMUEL’S TRAVELS (2022).
His short film, FALLEN (2014), sold to SHORTSTV and is included in the UK portmanteau PSYCHOMANTEUM (2018).
Stuart founded BRITFLICKS’ long running indie filmmaking podcast, hosting 600+ episodes & guests from 25+ countries. Shows range from filmmaker interviews – high points include Julia Ducournau, Mark Jenkin and The Adams Family - to a special film festival series in partnership with London’s Barbican Centre.
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When a Female Uber Driver takes a Dying Man on a 500km journey, the soul-searching trip exposes the trauma & shame they've kept hidden from themselves
Nuno Soler was born in Lisbon, Portugal. As a child he discovered his love of books, cinema, and stories, devouring the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, Steven Spielberg, Neil Gaiman, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Bernard Cornwell, Chris Claremont and Alan Moore.
After WWII, a wayward soldier returns home to revive an old vaudeville theater to save his downtrodden village from a scheming industrialist.
Writer/director Audrey O’Reilly is equally at ease behind the camera as facing the blank page. Her short films have screened at numerous festivals, including in competition at Cannes, and she has won many awards including the Prix du Public at Clermont Ferrand. ‘Teenage Cics’, her TV series airs frequently on TG4 while ‘Clare Sa Speir’, taught in Irish schools, is embedded in the Irish psyche! Audrey has worked as a writer for international companies such as Pandora, Gaumont Pictures and NBC Universal Studios and with directors such as Jim Sheridan and Billy August. In 2020, UGC Writers Campus at Series Mania chose her as one of 20 writers to watch. Recently, she has started directing continuing drama on RTE’s ‘Fair City’. Audrey, who is fluent in French and Italian, lives between Dublin and Paris, where her engagement with climate activism and refugee groups infuses her sensibility with humour and humanity.
When Alice's mum dates a younger man it threatens the family’s fragile equilibrium but Alice determines to protect her family, whatever the cost.
Catherine’s feature THE OTHER LAMB premiered at TIFF 2019 as a Special Presentation, and subsequently screened at BFI London, San Sebastian, and genre-festival Fantastic Fest. The script was on the 2017 Black List as one of the year’s best unproduced scripts, and was nominated for a 2020 Australian Writers’ Guild Award for ‘Best Feature Adaptation’.
Catherine has sold original pilots to SyFy, Netflix, AMC and eOne, and worked on multiple US shows, including recently working on Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed adaption of THE SANDMAN, writing the anthology episode ‘Dream Of A Thousand Cats / Calliope’.
Catherine’s work has won or been shortlisted for many national and international awards. Her pilot AWAKE won the John Hinde Award from the Australian Writers’ Guild, and her pilot LIVING METAL won the Ustinov Award from the International Emmys. She currently splits her time between LA and Melbourne.
An ambitious real estate agent must convince a homeowner to sell his strange home – a house that’s been transformed into a giant ants’ nest.
Aliki is an awarded film and theater director. She has studied film and philosophy in New York and she has written and directed three feature films and many theatrical plays both in Greece and Cyprus that have received critical and commercial acclaim. She is also the founder and owner of Cyprus based film production company Roads and Oranges. She teaches film and theater to adults and children and has organised several intensive workshops throughout the years. Eastern Mediterranean is her fourth feature. She is the mother of two. Filmography: Roads and Oranges, Bar, Chinatown - The Three Shelters.
A married woman, unsettled with the political situation of her country, falls into an uspoken desire for a man and questions her own independence.
Sotiris is a graduate of the Binger Institute and the VCA School of Film and TV, where he received the Outstanding Postgraduate Student Award and Cinevex Script Award. His shorts have screened at over 180 festivals. A Single Body won Best International Short Film at the Toronto International Film Festival, Best Film at the Sydney International Film Festival’s Dendy Awards, and the St Kilda Film Festival’s Award for Best Short Film. The screenplay received the Association Beaumarchais’ Script Award for Short Drama. His short film Mona Lisa won Best Student Film at Melbourne International Film Festival. Sotiris’ feature, Joe Cinque’s Consolation, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and Melbourne International Film Festival in 2016.
A moody crime drama about a young woman’s unsolved murder and DETECTIVE COSTAS SAVALAS’S fight to bring her killer to justice in the land of his birth
Stelana Kliris is a South African Cypriot writer/director/producer with a background in production on international film and commercial productions in Greece and Cyprus. She is now in post-production on her second feature THE ISLANDER starring Harry Connick Jr, which she wrote, directed and produced. Her first feature, COMMITTED, was distributed internationally and optioned for Hollywood and German remakes. She also produced award-winning director Tonia Mishiali’s debut feature film PAUSE which premiered at the 2018 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and she is currently developing several new projects under her production company Meraki Films, including her next feature film as writer/director GIZEM and the TV series LIFE UNEXPECTED which participated in the 2019 Midpoint TV Launch Programme.
She is a member of the European Women’s Audiovisual Network (EWA) and the Directors Guild of Cyprus, as well as a graduate of the 2018 EAVE Producers Workshop.
A woman desperate to have a baby discovers she has fertility issues, while her best friend who doesn't want children falls pregnant accidentally.
Danielle Wolff is a writer for screen, stage, and new media. She has written and produced numerous television series, including Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Marvel Rising: Playing with Fire. She previously worked on prime-time dramas Wicked Wicked Games and American Heiress and has also written for films, web series, and interactive media, including "Kyle XY Continuum," which received an Interactive Media Programming Emmy nomination.
Danielle’s stage credits include “Weightless,” which premiered off-Broadway in New York and was the winner of the playwriting festival at the Attic Theatre in Los Angeles. She previously worked with Uncommon Repertory Theater and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. She is a native of Lincoln, Nebraska and received an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA and an MA in global diplomacy from SOAS at the University of London. She lives in Los Angeles.
An American art historian moves to the Greek island of Syros to investigate an underground black market for priceless cultural artifacts.
Julia Keller specializes in writing feature films and drama series. She received her training in several countries, including Great Britain, Canada, Cuba and Germany. Prior to writing, Julia Keller directed her first feature film NOT.NOW, produced by Bettina Brokemper/Heimatfilm in 2016. Since then, she has received several screenwriting grants and fellowships.
She is currently working on the film adaptation of the award-winning children's book LAMPJE by Annett
Schaap - a multi-layered fairy tale - and on the near-future darma series FONTANA. Furthermore, she is developing a concept for a feminist mini-series VOLVO*PULPO*VULVA.
Julia Keller is also the founder of www.serial-connect.com, a recruiting platform that brings together producers and writers of the series industry with the goal of promoting more diversity, inclusion and equality in the Writers' Room and the creative process.
The four-part near-future-drama series tells the story of a great love and the constant longing for a better life in a quantified rating society.
Emre Akay is a London-based Turkish filmmaker. His latest feature fiction AV: The Hunt was a thriller about honour crimes, internationally praised for its strong political stance and relentless pace. Akay also has experience with documentaries, commercials, music videos and short films.
His films have been screened in more than 40 festivals.
Akay wrote and directed his debut shorts Proxemique and La Rupture in 2001. He directed the award-winning shorts Red Alert (2010) and Byzantine Game (2015) which he both co-wrote. Akay also directed A Small Truth (2008) adapted from the novel ‘Acemi Eğitimi’ by Can Kozanoğlu. Akay co-wrote two features with Hasan Yalaz: the snuff mockumentary A film by Tuğra Kaftancıoğlu (2004) and the observational documentary Forever Onward (2005).
After his wife Tina’s suspicious death, Karl retraces her steps to a Greek Island and enters a secret cult promising eternal reunion in the afterlife.
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