Armelle Lajus

Armelle Lajus

Playwright and Screenwriter

London, England

Member Since:
August 2012
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About Armelle

I was born in Switzerland, grew up in France and have lived in the U.K for more than 20 years. I am now based in a leafy part of South London.
I graduated from the Central School of Speech & Drama in 2012 with an MA in writing for stage and broadcast media. I write for film, TV, stage and radio.
My screenplay Freedom Soldier reached the Semifinals in the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting contest, Second Rounders in the Austin Film Festival and the Semifinals of the Final Draft Big Break contest 2018.

Loglines

  • Do you know this woman?

    Do you know this woman? Action Comedy A clueless and agoraphobiac 20-something is wrongly accused of murder and teams up with a mysterious and very resourceful homeless woman in order to clear her name.

  • Nowhere to go

    Nowhere to go Budget: $5M - $10M | Action Drama The lone survivors of a helicopter crash in the Thai jungle, an unassertive woman and her injured teenage daughter battle the natural elements for survival and to find their way back to civilisation while being hunted by a man-eating tiger.

  • Malick

    Malick Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama A young boy's journey through the streets of Dakar as he tries to find his way home after running away from his abusive teacher.

  • Freedom Soldier

    Freedom Soldier Budget: $10M - $30M | Historical Drama A disillusioned African American eighteen year-old from Harlem enlists in the Army and is sent as part of the 369th Infantry Regiment, a unit that’s comprised solely of African American soldiers, to fight in World War I.

  • Isabella of Blois

    Isabella of Blois Action Historical Drama When her beloved crusader father is taken prisoner by the Turks, a pacifist nobleman’s daughter leaves France to rescue him, meeting prejudices and fighting a man’s war along the way.

Credits

  • That's the spirit!

    That's the spirit! (2015)
    Theater by Theatre503 / Jack Sain writer Short play for Theatre503, London

Awards

  • Beverly Hills Film Festival Second Runner up
    (2020)

  • The Writers Lab (NYC) Finalist
    (2020)

  • Atlanta Film Festival Screenwriting competition Semifinalist
    (2019)

  • Austin Film Festival Second Rounder
    (2019)

  • Bahamas International Film Festival Writers Residency Programme Finalist
    (2019)

  • Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Top 15%
    (2019)

  • Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship Semifinalist
    (2018)

  • Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Semifinalist
    (2018)

  • Austin Film Festival Second Rounder
    (2018)

  • Final Draft Big Break contest Semifinalist
    (2018)

  • Oaxaca Film Festival Finalist
    (2018)

  • Judges Award for best screenplay - Bahamas International Film Festival
    (2017)

  • Finalist in the Best Feature Screenplay category at the Paris Art & Movie Awards
    (2017)

Education

  • central school of speech & drama, london
    (2011-2012)

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