Awards

2018

PRACTICE Short film
Honorable Mention Award, Contribution to Film, at LA Underground Film Forum.

Finding Clive Teaser Trailer
Audience Award of That Film Life – Cannes Showcase 2018

Finding Clive Screenplay
Selected as one of six projects workshopped on an advanced mentoring Lab with Jonathan Lynn (Yes Minister, Wild Target, Nuns on The Run) at the London Screenwriter’s Festival 2018.

Longlisted for the 2017 Funny Women Comedy Writing Award.

2017

Finding Clive Teaser Trailer
Best Film Trailer at LA Underground Film Forum, A Platinum Award for Best Trailer at Mindfield Film Festival, Los Angeles and Best Trailer at Creation International Film Festival Spring 2017.

Awarded a Distinction for an MA in Feature Filmmaking at Bath Spa University, which focused on Finding Clive.

2015

Raya Screenplay
Selected for an Advanced Mentoring Lab at the London Screenwriters Festival.

2013

Finding Clive Screenplay
Quarterfinalist for the Academy Nicholl Fellowship 2013, second rounder at Austin Film Festival 2013.

Salma’s Walkabout Screenplay
Short film co-written with Mandy Lee short listed for Underwire Short Screenplay Comp.

2012

Finding Clive Screenplay
Second rounder at Austin Film Festival 2012 and The Red Planet Prize 2012.

2006/07

Mentored by Gurinder Chadha on the Guiding Lights Scheme sponsored by Skillset, UK Film Council, Screen International, Pathe and BAFTA.

2006

Can You Hear Me?
Awarded a print and travel grant by the British Council for Chicago.
Awarded a travel grant by Film London for Los Angeles.
Nominated for a Gold Hugo – Best Short Film – at Chicago International Film Festival.

2005

Awarded an Education Bursary by Film London to study Writing and Developing Mixing Genres and Writing and Developing Thriller and Horror with Stephen Cleary at Arista Development.

2004

Awarded an Education Bursary by Greenwich Film to study Writing and developing Treatments with Stephen Cleary at Arista Development.

Selected for Berlinale Talent Campus and Return, feature film script, selected for the Script Clinic and a development session with Gaby Prekop at Sources2.

2003/04

Selected for BBC Scotland Writer’s Initiative. Partnered with Ali Hope, script editor, to develop Deva’s drama series Race.

2003

Fishy
Awarded a Silver Plaque at Chicago International Film Festival.
BBC New Filmmaker’s award – Joint Runner-Up.
Second Place Audience Award at Raindance East Film Festival.
Stuart Mackay awarded Best Sound Editor at Broadcast Young Talent Awards.
Awarded a print grant by the British Council.

2001

Plain Hunger
Awarded a travel grant to Brest by the British Council.

1996

Awarded a William and Eva Fox Fellowship to study at NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, on the Intermediate Film program, writing and directing Vanessa.