Rocliffe and BAFTA are thrilled to announce the results of the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum - Film 2015
Finalists Anthony Khaseria
, Georgia Lester
and Mark Eccleston
have been selected by our industry panels to have their work showcased at BAFTA.
The showcase will take place at 7pm on the 2nd December at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly
where the three finalists' work will be performed by professional actors and critiqued by BAFTA-nominated industry guests screenwriter Olivia Hetreed
and producer Andy Paterson
. It is a fantastic chance for all writers to network and see the finalist's extracts performed.
Tickets are available on BAFTA's website here.
Two panels of film professionals from the UK helped select the winning entrants, including leading independent executives, agents, writers and producers. See who was on the jury
In addition to the showcase event, the finalist writers will also receive access to bespoke industry networking opportunities and development workshops and events.
More about the finalists and their projects:
by Anthony Khaseria
When a teenage boy goes offshore fishing with his father for the first time, they catch something which causes a profound change in his beliefs.
Anthony grew up in Windsor but has lived in Paris, Edinburgh, Brighton and Oregon, USA. He holds a BA honours degree in English and an MA in Screenwriting. His narratives often contain playful elements with unexpected set-ups and twists and he is currently developing several feature film scripts, a sitcom and a short film script. His short Reflections
won the Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2014. No one in his family has worked in the film industry before but reading film magazines and scripts as a child inspired him to write for the screen. Anthony has a part-time admin job which gives him time to write and has recently started working as a freelance script reader.
by Georgia Lester
Three female friends escape their mundane reality for a summer in Magaluf, but their desperation for adventure leads them into a drug smuggling ring.
Georgia started writing in the Skins
writers room at the age of 18, pretending to be a cool teenager. Her improvised tales of drinking and drugs must have impressed because she remained on the Skins
team for five years, writing four episodes. Georgia became the youngest ever writer on Hollyoaks
at 19 and has written 20 episodes. She also wrote an episode of E4's Youngers
. In 2014, Georgia spent 3 months in New York, story producing E4's structured reality show Taking New York
, learning what ‘some scenes have been constructed for your entertainment’ actually means.
Talk To The Animals
by Mark Eccleston
The true shambolic story behind Doctor Dolittle, the film that bankrupted Fox, ruined Rex Harrison's marriage and nearly killed its heroic producer Arthur P. Jacobs.
For the past 12 years Mark has been a full-time broadcast and print film critic, working for every major radio and TV network plus numerous magazines and websites. Before that was a meandering career including BBC journalist, producer, world correspondent, travel reporter, TV presenter and voice over artist. The writing credits cover TV sketch comedy, documentaries, an Afternoon Drama The Third Eye and the Private Eye
on BBC Radio 4 and an award-winning short film. His killer estate agent thriller Dirty Deeds
was long-listed in the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum TV Drama 2014 script call.