Rocliffe, in partnership with BAFTA, runs the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition & Showcase, an initiative which has connected scores of aspiring British writers and filmmakers with agents, development executives and established industry members. Last night was their showcase of three film comedy script extracts by emerging UK talent, selected by an industry jury. These are from a series of digital backdrops which were commissioned from me by Rocliffe and created for each film – it is an honour to work with such talented committed people.
‘Pont Brec’- by Damian Evans, Briony Redman and Charlotte Gittins, and directed by Susan Jacobson: When her family and livelihood hit breaking point, pillar of the community Susan turns to bank robbery. Watch out Wales, shit’s about to get Swayze……
‘Gentle’ – written by Keir Burrows and directed by Ian Aryeh: A portrait of Echo, a thoughtful, lonely boy from small town Oklahoma, told over three days – one in childhood, one in adulthood, and one as he faces death.
‘Blue Skies’ – written by Peter Emina and directed by Kat Wood: A young South African woman who dreams of becoming a flight attendant struggles to make it to the interview that could change her life.