Andy Amfo

Andy’s writing is characterised by its honesty and perceptiveness that transports readers to intricately detailed worlds inhabited by larger-than-life characters. Raised in London, Andy finds inspiration in the city’s vibrant culture, which now serves as a rich tapestry for his storytelling. He deftly infuses his work with an authenticity born of personal experience, while allowing his boundless imagination to soar. Andy’s unique voice promises to be a beacon of originality.

SOULLA TANTOURI ERIKSEN

Soulla left her job as a secondary school teacher when she accidentally discovered screenwriting. She quickly realised that writing for the screen was the perfect marriage (storm!) of her two biggest passions (writing & photography) and she’s never looked back. Soulla is a second generation Liverpudlian Greek Cypriot

JULIAN UNTHANK

Julian has held a variety of jobs from boy soldier, to movie animal trainer, before studying at Bournemouth Film School and pursuing a career in screenwriting.

He’s the writer and creator of Acorn TV’s Emmy™ nominated QUEENS OF MYSTERY, an off-beat, Amélie-esque style take on the traditional world of cosy crime, the second season of which was released on Acorn’s US and Global platforms in January 2022 before going on to be sold to dozens of international territories including Channel 5 in the UK.

A five season veteran of ITV’s worldwide hit DOC MARTIN, Julian is currently writing Season 2 of SUSPECT for Eagle Eye Productions and Channel 4 as well as developing and adapting several television shows for the UK and US, two of which already have international distributors attached, as well as developing his own feature script UNKNOWN FEMALE with US production company 87North and director David ‘Bullet Train’ Leitch.

He is the writer of the multi-award winning Oscar™ short-listed short LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT starring John Hurt, as well as being the writer of the zero award winning, 13% on Rotten Tomatoes, medieval slasher-fest SWORD OF VENGEANCE starring no one in particular.

 

Julian’s CV can be found here

JAKE RIDDELL

Jake is a screenwriter and story consultant with over twenty years’ experience. Before turning to writing full time, he worked as a story producer for THE BILL, during which time the show was nominated for a BAFTA.  He subsequently went on to write 12 episodes and rewrote many more. He also wrote most of the first series of MURDER INVESTIGATION TEAM (ITV) and was the story consultant for the second series.

Recent credits include SUPSECTS, DEATH IN PARADISE and GRANTCHESTER. He also wrote 3 episodes of LONDON KILLS, for Acorn TV. He served both as a story consultant and writer on REYKA, an eight-part crime drama about a mixed-race criminal profiler for M-Net / Fremantle International, starring Kim Englebrecht and Iain Glen. It sold all over the world, including All4, culminating in an international Emmy nomination for best drama series in 2022.  He has also acted as a story consultant on several dramas both in Europe and around the world.

Recently, Jake has written all six episodes for ENDANGERED, a thriller for M-net / Forlan Films based on a best-selling novel. It will go into preproduction in 2023 with an international cast. He’s about to adapt WEEPING WATERS, the first in the Inspector Albertus Beeslaar series of books by Karin Brynard, for Forlan Films / M-net.

Jake’s CV can be found here

JAVID REZAI

Javid Rezai is an Iranian-Italian-British Screenwriter.
Winner of the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Prize in 2017 for Children’s Media, Javid was recognised as a Changemaker at the 2018 Children’s Media Conference and nominated for Debut Writer at the Edinburgh TV Festival New Voice Awards in 2020. In 2022, he was featured in BBC Teach’s INSIDE THE WRITER’S MIND online series.

Javid is interested in writing for younger audiences, and currently developing various original projects within the teen and children’s space.

Javid’s CV can be found here

ELEANOR WYLD

Eleanor Wyld is a queer Jewish writer and actor from Hackney. She studied at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has worked extensively as an actor in theatre, film and television.

Eleanor has been commissioned to adapt her novel CRAY for the screen by Red Planet Pictures and the BBC co-writing with another of our clients, Sarah Gordon.

In CRAY, broke, would-be actress Janis Steele is putting on the performance of a lifetime. She’s on a coming- of-age quest for success and validation whilst serving canape?s to the people she partied with the night before. It’s a swirling, sharp-witted study of female alcoholism and mental health; loss and friendship.

PADRAIC WALSH

Padraic is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and fiction writer.

BLUE THUNDER sold-out its three-week run at the VAULT Festival in 2019 and won the Innovation Award. A second production ran at the 19th TREND Festival in Rome, a festival on the theme ‘New Frontiers in British Theatre’ curated by La Repubblica’s theatre critic. It was also adapted for BBC Radio 4 and was The Times’ Radio Pick of the Week, The Guardian’s Pick of the Day, and chosen for the BBC’s Drama of the Week podcast.

FOXES was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and was shortlisted for Best Original Audio Drama at the 2018 BBC Audio Drama Awards.

His original TV comedy-drama MAN & WIFE (6x30min) was in development with The Forge.

His plays have received public readings at the HighTide Festival Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, Abbey Theatre (Dublin), West Yorkshire Playhouse and The Ilkley Playhouse.

He also won the Walter Swan Trust Playwriting Award in 2015, was 2017-2018 Writer on Attachment with the Oxford Playhouse and was shortlisted for the Channel 4 4Screenwriting attachment in 2019. He has received a Peggy Ramsay Foundation Grant. His fiction has appeared in The Stinging Fly and Cyphers.

SEYI ODUSANYA

Seyi has been building up his experience working on a variety of projects, live action, mixed media and animation writing for a numberof CBeebies shows, Molly and Mack, JoJo and GranGran and he has now joined the writing team for Odo made by Sixteen South for Milkshake, taking part in their virtual writer’s room and contributing episodes.

Seyi’s CV can be found here

VERONICA MCKENZIE

Veronica is particularly keen on historical projects, having worked with archives and found footage. Past projects include shorts  ‘THE LAST SUPPER’ (2011), ITSY (2017), feature documentary ‘UNDER YOUR NOSE’ (2016) about UK Black LGBTQ+ history, screened at the V&A, Tate Modern and universities worldwide. ‘MONICA LOOSE ON A CRUISE’ screened at BFI Flare 2019.

Veronica’s feature ‘NINE NIGHTS’ won the Pan  African Film Festival Narrative Feature Director Award 2019, and was nominated for an African Academy Movie Award.

Veronica’s CV can be found here

CHRIS CORCORAN

Chris is a comedy writer based in Wales who likes to write scripts that have realistic characters and funny dialogue. He loves team-writing, co-writing or writing alone and his projects reflect that. He has written and performed with Greg Davies, Rhod Gilbert and Elis James. He also has a background in live comedy and stand up.

He currently has a teen/family, comedy animation set in the Welsh valleys, in development with BBC Children’s, he is team writer on DENNIS & GNASHER UNLEASHED series two and he is working on a dystopian comedy short about the end of consumer capitalism. Not all of it. Just one aspect of it. Series to follow.