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NUALA MUNN

United Kingdom

 Nuala is a screenwriter, script editor and copywriter, based in London.

 

She was awarded a Masters Degree, with Distinction from Falmouth University’s Writing for Script and Screen.

 

Originally from Dublin, she’s one of 9 children and drawn to challenging family dynamics and character driven stories.

 

BEATE SCHALKO

Vienna

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Beate focusses on stories from a female perspective and bilingual, European stories; in a broad spectrum of genres but with a special interest in comedies and thrillers. She is a graduate from Falmouth University's MA Writing for Script and Screen, and BSc Media Technology at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences.

 

Based in Vienna, the Austrian writer has a broad knowledge of production processes, having worked in the production sector of the film industry for years. Currently she is also writing the video game 'This World of Mine' which is set to be released early next year, 2022.

 
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ALEXANDRA PAULK

Georgia, United States

Alex is a screenwriter based near Atlanta, Georgia. In 2021, she completed her Masters degree at Falmouth University in the Writing for Script and Screen programme. She is currently a member of the Atlanta Film Festival committee for the screenwriting division. She has received honors for her work in the international Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition.

 

Her specialties in genre include both speculative and dark comedy. She has a keen interest in dialogue and character development in her screenplays.

 

ALEX PEERS

Sri Lanka

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A writer of drama, comedy and psychological thrillers, Alex's interest in film reaches far and wide, with a particular fascination in the art of storytelling and how it seeps into everyday life. Alex brings heart into all of his writing, connecting with his audiences emotionally and intellectually.

 

A graduate from the Falmouth University MA course Writing for Script and Screen, Alex is a script writer, script reader and movie lover.

 

Millie Hayward

United Kingdom

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Screenwriter, actress, presenter, and MA graduate in the Writing for Script & Screen programme. Based just outside London, Millie is a Script Reader and Script Supervisor, specialising in writing comedy and horror.

Thriving on character development and evocative dialogue, Millie is also passionate about writing for video games and is a regular presenter for Film Forums, hosting interviews with actors and directors on their upcoming work. 

 

With a love for comic books and the 90’s era, Millie also loves genre mash-ups and will also be releasing an independent comedy in early 2022. 

 

Karen Jeynes

South Africa

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Karen Jeynes has worked extensively as a writer for stage and screen, and is perhaps best known for her work with Both Worlds as the head writer for ZANews: Puppet Nation (winner of 29 SAFTAs including Best TV Comedy 6 years in a row, Best Comedy Writing, two WGSA awards for Best TV Comedy, and two time International Emmy Nominee for Best TV Comedy). She is head writer on Recipes for Love and Murder, a drama series coming to Mnet and Acorn/AMC in March 2022, as well as a series in development for Showmax. Other productions she has developed and overseen are Point of Order (SAFTA winner for Best Game Show in 2017), Comedy Central News, and Parlement Parlement (SAFTA nominee for Best Game Show in 2019). Karen has worked with Pixel Perfect, writing Bioskop movies for Mzansi Magic - Ingozi lo Thando, Umhlolokazi, Ukuphila kaBili and Land of Milk and Honey. She served as head writer for 90 Plein Street season 5 for SABC, as well as writing for shows like Vaya Mzansi and Moferefere Lenyalong as well as work in children’s television writing such as Thabang Thabong and Supastrikas.

 

Karen also has extensive theatre writing experience. Her plays include the multi award-winning Everybody Else (is F*cking Perfect) (Best Comedy 2005), Kiss Kiss, I’ll Have What She’s Having, and Laying Blame (translated into 7 languages), as well as Vaslav, nominated for 3 Fleur du Cap Awards. She wrote her latest play, Oom Bey, as part of How Now Brown Cow’s inaugural Writer’s Collective for 2021.

 

She is in demand as a script consultant and advisor, working with local and international production companies and individual writers. She worked with Kyknet as a mentor on their Grapkas project, is a juror for the International Emmys’ Peter Ustinov Award, and is an evaluator for the KZN Film Commission. Her satirical self-help book The Karen Book of Rules, co-authored with Karin Schimke, was published in 2020 by Tafelberg, and her co-authored book Flow: the book about menstruation released in August 2021. She completed her MA in Writing for the Screen through Falmouth University. You can find her on twitter @karenjeynes.

 

Scriptwriter and reader and MA Graduate from Falmouth University’s MA Writing for Script & Screen programme. With a passion for audio storytelling, she is always looking for new and creative ways of telling interactive stories either through audio/visual or performance. Helen has a passion for underrepresented voices and proportionate representation and is always on the lookout for something that challenges the status quo.

With a keen eye for the details, her strengths lie in providing an analytical approach to story, character, and script development. Based in Somerset, Helen balances her time supporting writing groups across mediums, writing and producing her own audio content, and supporting writer’s 1:1 with their projects. 

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Harry Ford

Newcastle, UK

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Scriptwriter and stand-up comedian based in the North East of England. After graduating with a first in Film and TV Production from Northumbria University, Harry worked as a trainee Script Editor on CBBC children’s drama The Dumping Ground in 2019. During this time, Harry also found regular paid work as a stand up comic. Harry also works as a freelance writer, writing pitching documents and treatments for film projects, including the 2021 psychological thriller Knocking. 

 

Harry has developed numerous TV pilots and comedy shorts, several of which placed in competitions such as Screencraft Comedy and Austin Film Festival. His short film Jenny Goes to Yoga is currently in development with DB Media. Harry is a graduate of Falmouth University's MA Writing for Script and Screen course, receiving a distinction for his work.

 

Fiona Georgiou Hunt

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United Kingdom

Originally from Australia, Fiona lives in North Yorkshire where she writes and directs for theatre and film. Fiona holds an MA in Writing For Script and Screen from Falmouth University. She has written two feature films and a number of shorts. Her short screenplay Lost And Found won a number of film festival awards including Short Screenplay of the Year for Changing Faces International Film Festival in 2021. Her short film DuPont Takes The Biscuit, which she wrote and directed will screen at Odeon Yorkshire in June 2022. Fiona sits of the programming panel for Filmed Up festival for HOME Manchester and is a judge for NYC Midnight screenwriting competition. Fiona specialises in writing drama and comedy, particularly enjoying writing stories about unusual women in unexpected situations.

 
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Amanda Adams

United Kingdom

Amanda is a trained actor, and screenwriter based in Twickenham, Greater London. Her writing leans towards psychological drama, and she also has an interest in adaptation. She has recently adapted Charlotte Bronte's Villette into a five-part series, and is currently developing an idea based on original diaries from the early Victorian era, as well as a semi-autobiographical social realism piece. 

 

Julie-Anne McDowell

South Africa

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Julie-Anne McDowell is an actress, theatre producer and writer from Belfast now based in Johannesburg. She trained with RADA both in classical ballet and speech and drama and holds a Joint Hons degree in French and Spanish, an International Marketing Diploma and a Masters with Distinction in  Script and Screenwriting from Falmouth University.
 

In June 2022, she was awarded The Writers Guild Of South Africa (WGSA) “Muse Award” for the Best Produced Short Film Script. Written in her first year at Falmouth, The Hive screenplay received a number of awards including the Special Jury Award at the Festigious Film Festival, an Honourable Mention at the New Jersey Film Awards, was a semi-finalist in The London Indie Short and the Hollywood Just4Shorts Festivals and a quarter-finalist in the WIKI Screenplay Competition. Produced in November 2021, the short film itself is currently
on the festival circuit.

An award-winning actress, she set up How Now Brown Cow Productions in 2020, initially to create work for herself but having emerged from the Covid lockdown incubator with the more holistic goal of playing a role in helping to reinvigorate the South African theatre industry.


Julie-Anne is working on a 4 part TV mini-series adapted from a South African novel.