I'm incredibly pleased (and a little incredulous) to announce that my fantasy family drama script has been chosen as one of the three winners of this year's BAFTA Rocliffe Prize New Writing for YA and Children's Media Competition.
THE MINISTRY OF UMBRELLAS is a magical story about a young evacuee who loses her brother in the tumult of an alternative, war-time London. In searching for him, she will learn the world is far stranger (and more magical) than she ever imagined.
THE BAFTA ROCLIFFE NEW WRITING COMPETITION is a platform for screenwriters to have their work showcased and a fantastic opportunity to take their writing career to the next level.
Each year the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition calls submissions for film, television drama, children's media and television comedy scripts.
Following a blind judging process, selected script extracts are performed by a professional cast to an audience of producers, development executives, directors, actors and literary agents, aiming to give a platform to emerging writing talent from across the country.
THE MINISTRY OF UMBRELLAS will be performed at an invited showcase on 26th September, 2019.
This year's BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition was supported by the London Book Fair.