Our wonderful 'production company'
We each took on a different role to help make the event work. This is our team and their roles.
Vicky is a professional photographer and graduate from University of Exeter where she studied Drama. It was during this time, through her studies in Playwriting and continual participation in directing theatre, that she began to combine her creative ideas and her strong passion of film. Vicky specialises in portrait photography, creating strong editorials that lean towards cinematic stills, and believes this helps her develop strong visuals in her writing. She is currently working as Director of Photography for music shorts and short films while developing her scripts.
Assistant Coordinator: Jo Dunne
Hailing from a sleepy seaside town in deepest Dorset, Jo spent her formative years devouring every film and T.V. show she could get her hands on, from This Life to Six Feet Under. Since graduating from Aberystwyth University with a degree in English with Film & Television Studies, she has turned her hand to teaching, where she endeavours to pass on her passion for stories to her students. When she manages to tear herself away from Netflix, she writes for her blog, The Scene and the Song, and is working on a variety of projects for stage and screen.
Gabrielle is a novice writer with an interest in comedy. Having completed Bath Spa’s BA (hons) in Acting in 2016, and auditioning for acting jobs over the next year, Gabrielle wanted to take on the MA in Script writing because she was fed up with castings requesting ‘sexy/attractive/beautiful women’. She hopes, instead, to create roles for women which are realistic, relatable and have actual character. Gabrielle has written and directed music videos for the artist Yellow Belly, and works as an associate film director for Seamless Creative Content, and theatre director for Black Dog Productions.
After graduating Bath Spa with a Creative Writing BA, Jack started the MA on the back of two years as a film & TV journalist. Now caught between writing for television and writing about it, Jack spends his afternoons in front of Netflix and tells himself its research
Kayla was born in the US and grew up in Wales. She currently works in Marketing and International Relations at Bath Spa Univeristy, she hopes to continue writing and directing shorts and aspires to have the tv series shes's currently working on commisioned in the future.
After completing the BA creative writing and going straight into the MA in
Scriptwriting, Grace is sad to say that her time in education is up! She began the course knowing that (in 12 months) she would be following her heart like the archetypal writer; moving 7000 miles away and embarking on a career in Malawi! Thank you to all my fellow students for reading my scribbles; if you’re ever in Malawi… And thank you to my family and friends for your endless support.
Douglas is primarily a writer for stage, having recently partnered to co-create Greedy Pig Theatre Company, whose first production will take place in 2019. Having decided to explore film as opposed to theatre for this project, 'Stage Ten' will be Douglas' second venture into screen, having written the 30-minute film, 'Forgive Me', which debuted at Burdall's Yard in 2017.
Before starting the MA in Scriptwriting, Josh McGrillen graduated from his BA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University in 2017. Josh specialises in writing for comedy and animation, including LGBT storylines. In addition, he is also a copywriter, stand-up comedian and podcaster. More of his work can be found at joshmcgrillen.co.uk.
Chris is a technology journalist writing about the film and TV industry; he also runs his own content marketing agency. Chris writes comedies and thrillers exploring the absurdity of life. He has degrees in fine art and anthropology.
George Zafeiropoulos is a half-Greek half-Scottish writer, born and raised in Athens in an environment packed with loads of culture clash. His work focuses on the surreally comic aspects of the existential jaunts characteristic of his millennial generation. George Zafeiropoulos' screenplay for the short film Bare (directed by Esmeralda Momferratou) about a portrait artist with an all too real case of thought broadcasting, was a finalist at both the 2016 Film Factory Short Film Fund of the Hellenic Academy of Film, as well as the 3rd Drama Pitching Lab of the Short Film Festival in Drama, Greece.
Kate studied BA Drama: Film, Theatre and Television at the University of Bristol. She writes and performs with her company, Riddlestick Theatre (The Dead of Night in the Middle of Nowhere and The Cabinet of Madame Fanny Du Thé), and as part of comedy double act, Stokes and Summers (A Really Really Big Modern Telly).
Throughout the years, Mãdãlina has been driven to write by her two competing passions – Cinema and Literature. After she graduated from Film Studies and Foreign Languages in Romania, she has decided to finally reconcile these two passions – and has found that Scriptwriting is the best way to achieve it.
Isla writes for theatre and film. Her short films have screened at the BAFTA New Filmmakers Market, Picturehouse, Ritzy and Chapter cinemas. She is a John Brabourne and Genera Films Award recipient, a New Welsh Playwright with the Sherman theatre, BFI Future Film nominee and recently had her first theatre commission for The Other Room Theatre.
Adele has enjoyed making up stories and performing them since she was a small child. She is delighted to be developing her skills with the wonderful tutors and course-mates at Bath Spa. Adele is a published poet and copywriter. She now works as a TV extra, volunteers in community theatre and sings with a local choir. She has one supportive husband, two cats, three dogs and four fast-growing children.
Mel Morton is an independent author who lives in Herefordshire with her husband and Fidget, a fluffy ginger cat. Her latest novel All at Sea is due to be released in September.
Nikki has been a Drama, English & Performing Arts teacher for nearly 20 years. She decided to complete the MA to use some of the ideas she usually gives away to students! Her intention is to continue writing and hopefully get commissions to pay back her Uni fees! That’s the 5year challenge she’s set herself
In her early career Rachel Pownall worked as a documentary filmmaker; she has now moved on to telling fictional stories. Her short story, ‘The Night Shift’, was published as part of the anthology, ‘The Clock Struck War’, published by Mardibooks in 2014 and her play, ‘Limbo,’ was staged as part of the Chesil Theatre’s 10x10 playwriting competition. She is currently working on a script for a feature film and writing a television mini-series.
Rebecca is a aspiring scriptwriter who enjoys writing dark comedies and surreal pieces. She studied the BA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa and was fortunate enough to win the scriptwriting award for her dissertation script. Outside of university, she regularly takes part in a local scriptwriting group, and has been lucky enough to do work experience on sets of both BBC and ITV programmes.