Doors 11.15am - Session 11.45am
NICOLE TAYLOR Writer of opening night film Wild Rose, Nicole Taylor recently won a BAFTA for Best Writer for Three Girls about the Rochdale grooming scandal. Three Girls aired on BBC to outstanding reviews and huge audience response. Previously Nicole wrote on numerous series, including Scott and Bailey (ITV) Indian Summers (Channel 4), The Hour (BBC2) and Ashes to Ashes (BBC1). Her BAFTA-nominated single drama The C word was produced for BBC1 Nicole is working on a new six-part thriller for the BBC.
Leeds based Gaby Chiappe has been a screenwriter for over 20 years in both film and television. Her work on Shetland (BBC) won a Scottish BAFTA, and her screenplay, Their Finest (adapted from Lissa Evans’ novel) was nominated both for a BIFA and a Writers’ Guild award. She recently finished work on the latest Keira Knightley movie, Misbehaviour, and is adapting the novel Dark Matter for the BBC.
SHEILA MUNYIVA Festival Guest of honour, multi-talented Sheila Munyiva burst onto the international scene at Cannes in 2018 with her standout role as the lead actress in Rafiki. An actor, writer, director and producer, she has produced and directed numerous shows for Kenya’s Nation Media Group. She recently wrote and directed Kenyan children’s program The Krazy Kool Show for Zuku. Her biggest addiction is working, creating and writing scripts.
Followed by Q&A with lead actress Sheila Munyiva
A queer Romeo and Juliet romance set against the bustling streets of Nairobi.
Directed by Wanuri Kahiu | Kenya | 2018 | 82 mins |
English with some Swahili | 15
Nominated for Un Certain Regard (Cannes); Winner, Silver Hugo (Chicago International Film Festival)
Life is just too much for Tina (Jessica Hynes) a busy mother of three. Determined to regain control, she steps into boxing ring and discovers how to fight for herself.
Directed by Jessica Hynes 2018 | UK | English | 91 minutes | TBC
Q&A with Writer/ Director/ lead Jessica Hynes