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MICHELA CORTESE

Italy, United Kingdom

Michela is the co-founder of #TheScriptDept and an Executive Producer. She also lectures in screenwriting at Falmouth University.

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LAURA MALONEY

United Kingdom

Laura completed an MA in writing for Script and Screen at Falmouth University in 2020. Laura works on contemporary original drama for TV and Stage as a solo writer, and works collaboratively with her writing partner, Jasmine Jagger (represented by Casarotto Ramsay) on adaptations for TV. This year Laura made the top 100 scripts for BBC Writers Academy for 2021 with her contemporary drama Shame. Laura initially trained as an actress at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where she wrote a sitcom with a peer and several sketches for stage.

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ALEX MILLS

United Kingdom

Alex is an Essex-based screenwriter and educator with a predilection for writing horror and dark comedies with quirky characters. He is a recent graduate of Falmouth University’s MA Writing for Script and Screen programme, where he achieved a Distinction.

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REYDA GAY

Barbados

Reyda is screenwriter based in Barbados. She is a graduate of Falmouth Univerity's MA Writing for Script and Screen programme where she earned a first-class honours degree.

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ALEXANDER BUTTER

United Kingdom

Alexander is a UK based screenwriter.

 

He holds a distinction from Falmouth University's MA Writing for Script and Screen programme. He spent many years as a camera operator and editor before turning his hand to writing.

Alexander is available for screenwriting, script editing and script coverage.

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DANIEL C. TUCK

United Kingdom

Daniel C. Tuck is a UK based screenwriter who specialises in writing for horror. He holds a distinction from Falmouth University's MA Writing for Script and Screen programme.

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TOM BURROWS

United Kingdom

Tom Burrows is a UK based screenwriter. He holds a distinction from Falmouth University's MA Writing for Script and Screen programme.

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MARCUS ARMSTRONG

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United Kingdom

Marcus Armstrong is a screenwriter and actor based in the South West. He holds a Distinction at Masters Level from the Falmouth University MA, Writing for Script and Screen, and currently works as a freelance script reader, script editor and voice actor. He is also an Executive Producer with The Script Department and frequently contributes his screenplays to their podcast. As well as this, Marcus has placed in several screenwriting competitions and has a film in pre-production, slated to begin shooting in 2021. He has a particular interest in personal dramas and the way in which comedy can be used within heavy dramatic works to deliver deep emotional beats. He enjoys telling stories with a conscience, delving into research to create the most impactful and honest piece of work possible, be that for comedy, drama, horror or any combination of the genre. Marcus currently lives in the rural town of Gillingham in Dorset with his wife, where he enjoys writing with a view over the Blackmore Vale.

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ABBIE HEATH

United Kingdom

Abbie is a UK based screenwriter. She is a graduate of Falmouth University's MA Writing for Script and Screen programme.

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RIA WOODBURN

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Ria is graduate of Falmouth University's MA Writing for Script and Screen programme where she earned a first-class honours degree. She currently resides in Birmingham.

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BRAD BROOKES

United Kingdom

Brad is a UK based screenwriter. He is a graduate of Falmouth University's MA Writing for Script and Screen programme.

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BEN JONES

United Kingdom

As an actor, Ben has appeared on Spooks, Holby City, Casualty and My Family. A regular on BBC’s Doctors, Ben was also a writer on the show. He creates original content for TV, Film and Radio. Ben lives in Brighton and swims in the sea for inspiration. Ben has an MA in Screenwriting studies and regularly contributes episodes for The Script Department podcast.

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BELINDA LEES

Australia

Belinda Lees is a screenwriter, playwright, educator, and graduate with distinction from Falmouth University’s Masters Writing for Script and Screen course. She is a regular contributor to John Finnegan’s The Script Department podcast, has written nineteen children’s plays for The School Magazine, Australia’s longest-running literary publication for children, together with poems for other literary magazines. She has won both The Todhunter Literary Award and the Professor L. Marchant Award for her plays for adults. Her style ranges from dramatic to absurdist comic.

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CHRIS ROY

United States, United Kingdom

Chris is a screenwriter from Scotland, currently working at a South-Florida based production company where he writes, produces and provides script supervision on a variety of reality programmes, as well as working in show development for documentaries and new content. He recently graduated with a distinction from Falmouth University's MA Writing for Script and Screen Programme, developing a particular interest in writing both Drama and Comedy. Chris writes and performs his own contributions to the Script Department podcast.

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TOM CARTER

Seoul, South Korea

Tom Carter is an international screenwriter, researcher and educator who divides his time between the UK and South Korea. He holds a distinction from Falmouth University’s Writing for Script and Screen programme and is a current PhD Creative Writing candidate with Lancaster University. His research interests are the practice and theory of transnational screenwriting, story structure - particularly East Asian narrative and storytelling - and how cultural perspectives inform the screenwriting process. With a particular interest in the drama, thriller and dark comedy genres, he is an active writer and consumer of films. Tom grew in in Birmingham, UK, and currently resides in Seoul, South Korea, where he teaches English and creative writing.

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FINNIAN SHARDLOW

United Kingdom

UK. Born in Stoke-on-Trent. Currently, a Media Officer based in Bangor University, North Wales. I mainly do comedy scripts because it’s the only thing I can write without falling asleep.

My Masters research project specialised in contemporary satirical screenwriting and culminated in a 4-part parodic soap series which deconstructed hegemonic masculinity.

In 2018, two episodes of my spoof satirical radio show, Culture My Arts, were commissioned for broadcast on BBC Radio Stoke. An independently released series is due to launch in November 2020.

Love Coogan, Gervais & Morris.

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EMMA B. JACKSON

Mayo, Ireland

Emma is an Irish screenwriter. Based in Dublin, she specialises in romantic comedies. Emma is a graduate of Falmouth University's MA Writing for Script and Screen course.

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LAURA OWEN

Manchester, United Kingdom

Creative and self-driven Screenwriter with a passion for teaching and screenwriting education. A graduate of Falmouth University’s MA Writing for Script and Screen programme, I am a regular contributor to The Script Department and provide script coverage services on online platforms and within the UK industry. I am an expert in story structure and characterisation with a skill for writing both short and feature-length screenplays. I pride myself on my rigorous attention to detail, a strong and clear writing style, and in-depth knowledge of the screenwriting craft which I bring to every project.

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PHILIPP SCHERZER

Germany

Philipp learned the nuts and bolts of television production on the sets of a variety of German shows such as Die Rosenheim Cops and Doctor’s Diary. After gaining his master’s degree in Screenwriting at Bournemouth University, UK, in 2012, he quickly became a script editor for the award-winning German daily series Dahoam is Dahoam, for which he is still working as a freelance writer in various capacities. In 2019, Philipp successfully completed Europe’s Number 1 show running program Serial Eyes and is now developing his first TV show of his own.

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NICHOLAS CAMERON

United Kingdom

Nicholas is a Screenwriter and Actor whose passion for story structure developed while training at acting studios in London and Los Angeles. He has performed on stage as well as screen and has years of experience delivering workshops and coaching actors.

Raised as a VHS kid in the 80s and 90s to parents who let him watch whatever he wanted, he thrived on a staple diet of action thrillers and science fiction; genres that inspire his writing today.

His Undergraduate Degree is in Film Studies and he holds a distinction from Falmouth University’s MA Writing for Script and Screen.

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Christopher Parkinson

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United Kingdom

Yorkshire based screenwriter specialising in horror, sci-fi, and stories for animation.

Chris is a graduate of the Northern Film School where he experienced a variety of departmental roles before narrowing his educational experience down to the writing department. Chris was awarded the Film School’s prize for ‘most inspiring feature-length screenplay’ for his final project ‘Marghereaper’ and has since completed his masters in Writing for Script and Screen with Falmouth University, where he completed a variety of short and feature-length screenplays.

A passionate gaming fanatic, Chris’s work is largely centred around and inspired by the fantasy worlds of table-top and video games, an area Chris hopes to experience first-hand in his writing career.  

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Caleb Vesely

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United States

Caleb Vesely is a Cherokee Screenwriter and Director based in the United States. He specializes in writing dark comedy and drama. Caleb was selected to direct a piece for the documentary “Chronicle: A Cinematic Portrait of Human Existence

 

During the Global COVID-19 Pandemic”. His short film “Shotikat Oklhili” (The Sky is Dark) is currently in post production. Utilizing the footage shot for Chronicle, the short is a retelling of the traditional Cherokee Story of Medicine within the context of COVID-19.

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Lan Artis

United Kingdom

A London based screenwriter, actor and musician, originally from Slovenia. Well versed in writing for both film and television, having written 3 feature-length and 3 short screenplays, as well as the pilot and second episodes of the, as of yet, unreleased sitcom.

 

Specializing in high concept ideas, with a comedic twist.

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Angela Gay Magnus

Jamaica

A Jamaican screenwriter and musician, Angela writes across many
genres but has a liking for comedy. Her short film One Patty, screened at film festivals in the USA, London, South Africa and across the Caribbean. Her screenplays placed in ScreenCraft and Shore Scripts 2018 TV Pilot competitions, and her feature length screenplay Pilgrim’s Retreat, placed in the top three of the Hollywood Black Film Festival Storyteller Competition.

 

Angela Gay holds an MA in Writing for Script and Screen from
Falmouth University, UK.

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