I'm an actor/comedienne/screenwriter with eclectic range of material - Yeah yeah, I know.... but in defence, I'm a Brit so we just can't choose one genre! I create content, am a youtube partner, and am attempting to produce several projects now as a daunted newbie producer.
Would love to meet producing partners. Especially the kind that have a passion for it and get excited by that spreadsheet, not doing it in a cold sweat and by necessity like me!
Based in LA, repped by top UK agent Casarotto Ramsay, I now badly need a manager for lit in LA as London simply cannot actively cover the industry over here and I now have several US set projects and a few intended for both the US&UK markets. I really want to be pitching these this year - am working my way through "managers that also produce" 1st - but it's overwhelming with sometimes dozens of managers in each company and not so clear always if they are lit or talent so looking through all their client lists - grateful for any suggestions here if an easier way!
Am being read by 2 but they're taking months to get back each time.
Projects are in multi-formats - Film/TV movie & series/half hour comedy and interactive web series/digital.
Comedy, dramedy, mystery thriller & historical.
(As I write historical and there are about 8 series in my specialized period, 19th century, going down here, they could probably get me a gig on one and be earning something off me straight away.)
There is a crossover in SOME comedy projects where I wrote intending to perform myself. Nothing would stop me getting a feature credit however and otherwise the hats are quite separate.
For acting & produced screenwriting credits see IMDBpro
FILM/TV/WEB - PRODUCED WRITING CREDITS
* Just wrote 1st US Network TV episode on new Lifetime dramedy series.
*SOFIA'S DIARY – Sony TV /Bebo and Channel 5. – 60 eps. Writer on series 2 and 3 of hit teen PLOT interactive drama - the 1st internet project to go directly onto terrestrial TV in UK ever. Plot interactive meant the audience (teenage girls) chose how the lead would act each week in a dilemma. We wrote both outcomes, they were shot and only the voted for outcome was shown at the end of the week, oh & the whole 'problem' must be tied up too so that we didn't have crazy, never-ending branching narratives! Nightmare mindbending stuff to write at times and wicked awesome experience!
*BREAKING OUT – short film (psychological drama) produced by Intrepido films and currently in festivals worldwide. Director Marienela Maldonado (Oscar Winner) This film has was premiered in the International Critic’s Week Competition, Cannes 2004. It has since been at the Edinburgh and London International Film Festivals and over 20 others including Bilbao, San Paulo, Clermont Ferrand, Brussels, Korea. WINNER OF BEST EUROPEAN SHORT at Premier Plans, Angers 2005.
*THE OTHER SIDE - short film script selected from international applicants, written for and produced by the Rutger Hauer 2008 Film Factory, Rotterdam. Premiered at Rotterdam film festival.
*MYSTERY – one minute short 'ident' for NBC Europe(produced by the Rutger Hauer film factory) to promote their European 13th Street crime and thriller channel.
*SMACK THE PONY – sketch contributor for UK C4 sketch show - Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner.
*NO LIMIT - sketches for Sky TV sketch show.
* 2010-12 Live!Sex!Girls! – the web series. Writer/performer/producer. Youtube partner & picked up by Babelgum TV and StayTuned TV - rather suddenly curtailed due to illness.
Currently re-booting due to new and technically abysmal DIY travel vlog #LA2NYwithCAT and our classic OBAMA YMCA re-election song from 2012 seems to have escaped.... I so hope Barack and Michelle see it! Share if you are inclined esp if you know anyone in DC! https://youtu.be/MK6ylObJLFA
*Pippa has had 7 other shorts produced - all 20’/25' films written for and produced by RADA(backed by Warner Bros) the top UK drama school using a workshop technique with the actors, tailor-making roles and writing the script in 2 days after 5 days improv.
*Don’t Even Think It – written by multi-million best selling author Jasper Fforde - script consultant and co-producer.( Runner-Up for Best Lo-Budget short – London Film Festival 2007 and winner best actress in a comedy.)
2015/16 10 hour historical drama about African explorers - commissioned as creator/writer by Landscape/eOne.
The Little Mermaid – Commissioned to write treatment for 4 hour mini series based for Hallmark/RHI.
Curious Pictures, NYC – commissioned to write feature treatment based on a Paolo Coehlo short story.
BBCi interactive web series treatments.
IN DEVELOPMENT NOW
ONE WHITE CROW - (10-15M) supernatural thriller/ love story. Historical feature based on real people and events.
Looking to attach a director - super hot or super connected. Have one reading now. And producing partner. Or someone just buy it off me!
** Just announced as semfinalist and still in running in 2016 Page contest.
*Winner of the Scriptwriters Network – Hollywood Outreach Program;
*1st runner up in the www.nextventertainment competition.
One of only 2 scripts out of 2000 chosen for development by Screen Australia and LOI'd by Fox searchlight 2012. Option expired. It has coverage, references, has got me a lot of other work as a sample and I want to see this one made above all others.
UP YOURS, BRIDGET JONES
Low-mid budget comedy – feature/TV movie. UK producer interested so looking for a US/UK co-pro. 80% set in LA, rest is London but Brit lead. As Bridget Jones 3 is coming this is kinda now or possibly never as it is a definite reference within. See loglines. Need to attach director - trying for new female comedy types. Anyoneknow Lake Bell?!
*current quarterfinalist and still in running for Page Contest.
*current quarter finalist in Screencraft comedy script contest.
A multi-stranded ensemble drama set on the day of the London bombings in 2005. Pre-pre-production, currently financing and in funding rounds in UK for projected summer 2017 shoot in London. Director Ed Hicks and producer partner Clare Cahill attached.
Also Elizabeth Arends - co-starring with Joseph Fiennes in "The Last Race" just released in China and to be released worldwide later in the year.
Low budget, one location, college-set mystery thriller – feature/TV movie/multi-platform (have web series treatment)
Looking to attach director/prod partner - this is the one I think I can cut producer teeth on.
THEATRE, LIVE SKETCH AND STAND-UP (Produced)
Killer Christmas – one act play – produced by Studio C Hollywood 2013/14
Live!Sex!Girls! – the sketch show, LA Comedy Festival – Acme Theatre 2009/2010
Stand Up - Comedy Store/ Hollywood Improv, Pig and Whistle, Palms and other LA venues 2010/11/12
Destination Elevation – One Woman Show - Edinburgh festival, Pleasance Theatre/ The Soho Theatre , London, West End.
Newsrevue – sketches and performer for London's longest running topical satire show, Canal Cafe Theatre.
Unique traits: MA screenwriting, former teacher of screenwriting p/t University of London BA, script consultant, analyst & reader esp. of novels for potential option, for LA production companies. British. Philosophy BA. Classic motorcycle rider. Dinghy sailor. Green Card holder. Lover of political satire. Writer of female driven material. Reads fiction & non fiction obsessively. Writer of comedy & drama - so let's just say dramedy shall we? Likes psychological, mind screwing mystery/thrillers, dark edgy comedy & broad Appatow comedy, quirkie indies in unusual worlds, feelgood sports movies even if I don't understand the sport, ensemble films & multi-stranded stories, grounded supernatural and sci-fi, a dash of the surreal & touch of magic realism. Anything about life/death/afterlife quests, metaphysics & ethics. Historical, esp. 19th century - almost an expert. Awesome at accents. Grew up in London and Johannesburg with Americans - so confused but very versatile. Native South african and Brit accents. And cast as American.
ONE WHITE CROW Romance ⋄ Thriller ⋄ Horror ⋄ Historical A brilliant Australian academic, who has lost his faith in God, and an ordinary Bostonian housewife with an extraordinary ability, scientifically prove there is life after death. This is a true story. (Historical psychological thriller - feature) ***SELECTED for The Writers Lab backed by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman/IRIS/NYWIFTV September 2018*** PAGE FINALIST 2017. This script has won and placed in several other contests as well. It's been previously optioned and LOI'd by Fox Searchlight, has professional coverage and really wants to be made. 10-15M. Need to attach very hot or very connected director to be able to attract key cast. Pitch pack and full script available. (I think it could also be an HBO TV film along lines of Temple Grandin though I have not explored this yet. I do also have a TV series pitch: THE GHOST CLUB - based in the same world and same society: the 1st parapsychologists in London and Boston @ 1890, many of whom were famous intellectuals, celebrities, scientists.)
My Generation Comedy ⋄ Musical Aging hippy chick, groupie, sometime singer, SALLY STONE, moves to Rainbow Village believing it’s the alternative ‘groovy place to grow old’ its mysterious founder intended. Realizing she’s been conned, Sally, her protogee teen grandson TYLER & fellow boomers, wage war on the corporate bitch who runs the place, but is it really on ageing? - the only way she knows how. You stage sit-ins, OK, lie-ins, write protest songs, form a band and take plenty of pharmaceuticals. "70 is the new 30" My Generation - a band-based comedy peopled with those who experienced the 60’s. Glee with LSD and Boomers. (Single camera half-hour TV comedy series)
UP YOURS, BRIDGET JONES Comedy **FINALIST NATIONAL LMPOON CONTEST!!**After a blow to the head, a Brit in LA is forced to confront a wicked booze habit, her obsessive blaming of Reneee Zellweger for everything wrong in life, and the appearance of her dad. Which would be OK - if he hadn't been dead for years. Up Yours is a comedy that comments on the so-called Brit/Yank 'special relationship', Hollywood and the 'business we call show', but at it's heart is an unusual, offbeat father-daughter redemption story. **Page quarter-finalist, still in running, 2016. Have UK producers interested in a UK/US co-pro - so looking to find a producer here (80%LA set, 20%London) and to attach comedy director, female, maybe.
DEATH AT A PARTY/MISADVENTURE Mystery ⋄ Thriller Room mates ‘FINGERS’ (the virgin), 'G' (drop dead gorgeous AND a physics genius), ‘QUENTIN’ (weird and OCD but they’re used to him) and JEN (Greek Freak experimenting with being a pain in the ass and her sexual orientation) are having a party in their crumbling shared house. By 3am someone is found dead. But who is it? And how did it happen? Told in fractured timelines, Death At A Party is a mystery thriller that will keep its audience guessing until the very end. (90' feature/TV movie/multiplatform. Have web series treatment too. There are US set and a UK set version of this script. Looking to find a producer to partner me and attach director)
Film (Action and Adventure) Actress Based on actual events, Barracuda is an original, vengeance themed story and fresh take on sexual perversions, the lives it affects and the pursuit of it. When we first meet Summer, a sensitive yet cynical portrait artist who supplements her income as a phone sex operator from her rickety old houseboat in Venice, she is at the end of her emotional rope. The callers, whom she began recording as proof of how normal, professional men can also be pedophiles and rapist, have entered her dreams at night. When no one will believe or listen to the taped phone conversations with these otherwise ordinary men, Summer take matters into her own hands and drives her vintage Plymouth Barracuda across the country, surprising and exposing these deviants at their homes. Accountability, closure with ones demons and how love conquers even the most cynical ensues. Barracuda is a witty and brazenly honest story of the unbeatable human spirit. Written by Christy Oldham
Life on P1
Route 30, Too!
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Live! Sex! Girls!: The Sketch Show
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Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Family) Actress When her husband's adultery, daughter's betrayal and pet pooch's complicity don't convince Maureen she's loved... What will it take?
Television (Drama, Mystery and Sci-Fi) Actress Widower Martin Bohm's wife, Sarah Bohm, died in the twin towers on September 11, 2001. Previously a newspaper journalist, Martin since has worked a series of odd jobs in trying to make sense of his life, which includes caring for his son Jake, who was born on October 26, 2000. Jake was diagnosed as autistic, primarily because he has never uttered a word, and has an aversion to being touched. But Martin begins to believe that there is more to Jake's life than meets the eye. Jake, using a series of numbers, leads Martin to discoveries about a certain equilibrium to the world. Martin may ultimately find out what Jake's grand purpose is, and why Jake was placed on the face of the Earth. Written by Huggo
People Like Us
Film by Dreamworks /Alex Kurtzman (Drama) Actress Workaholic and sleazy businessman Sam is extremely reluctant to leave New York and go to his father's funeral. When he finally arrives, it becomes apparent that his mother and girlfriend are disappointed in him for "running away" whenever times get too emotional. Soon afterwards, he discovers that his father was sleeping around with another woman, and that Sam actually has a half-sister whom he never knew existed. His father has willed her $150,000 and has left Sam with the task of getting it to her. Frankie is a bartender also wrapped up in work just like her half-brother, and she has had a bad past and has now been left with the job of being a single parent to her troublemaker son, Josh. Josh is eleven years old but curses like a sailor and constantly makes fart jokes and sex jokes, making him popular with the bad kid crowd at school, although behind the act, Josh is depressed and lonely. Now Sam has to find a way to fix the past and reunite his mom, nephew and half-sister together ... Written by GasmaskProductionsBooks
The Fairy Tales
Film (Short, Comedy and Fantasy) Actress Three fairy tale princesses (Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella) find themselves living together under one roof in the Hollywood Hills. Tempers flare and bitchiness ensues as the girls cope with their new roommates, all while trying to find their happily ever after. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short, Action and Comedy) Actress Tutu has had bad luck with boyfriends especially when best friends are around. But today is Tutu's glorious wedding day and she feels it's three time lucky in love.
Film (Short and Comedy) Actress Where do actor's turn when acting becomes everything? The short follows three British actresses in Hollywood and their struggles to give up their addictions to acting.
Last of the Summer Wine
Television (Comedy) Actress Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.
Television (Crime, Drama and Romance) Actress A British soap that has been running since 1985, about the lives of people living on Albert Square in the fictitious Walford borough of East London. Written by James2001
Television (Drama) Actress Drama series depicting the frenetic daily lives of the doctors, nurses and patients in the hectic cardiac unit of Holby City General Hospital. The unit is run by the autocratic Consultant Surgeon Anton Meyer (George Irving) assisted by arrogant sidekick Registrar Nick (Michael French) who find themselves in a continuous running battle with Consultant Muriel McKendrick ('Phyllis Logan') over beds with the rest of the staff caught in the cross-fire. Written by Mark Smith <email@example.com>
Don't Even Think It!
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Film (Short and Crime) Actress Detective Nancy Delport, working late in her Cape Town bureau, is investigating the murder of Hollywood actress Crystal Fallone, who has been shot dead in Cape Town whilst appearing in a re-make of JL Godard's 1963 film 'Contempt.' Delport is on the phone to Fallone's father, TV-movie director Peter Kashlin, who is thousands of miles away on the LA set of his latest thriller - in which Crystal was due to star. But implausibly, Kashlin's movie set in Los Angeles appears to be an exact reproduction of Delport's detective office in Cape Town. What's more, 'Century City' is a circular crime thriller - it loops endlessly as a dual-screen installation in gallery spaces. The mystery at the center of the film is never solved. Furthermore, the film proposes a spatial and logical impossibility. Written by Croft, Stuart
Television (Comedy and Drama) Actress This series takes an intimate yet humorous take on the trials and tribulations of a family living in Walworth, south-east London. Childhood sweethearts Roly Crouch and Natalie have been married for 18 years. With two demanding teenagers, Aiden and Adele, plus live-in parents, Langley and Sylvie, the pressure on the Crouch household sometimes reaches boiling point. Written by Anonymous
Television (Drama) Actress The daily lives of staff at a Birmingham medical practice, including their often dramatic involvements with their patients.
Television (Crime and Drama) Actress Uniform officers and detectives from Sun Hill police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis. A policeman's job is much more than just catching criminals; in order to survive each day they must deal with frustrating members of the public, and often their own colleagues. From petty thieves to violent drug dealers, life is never easy for the members of the Metropolitan Police Force. Written by ttl
Television (Action, Crime and Sci-Fi) Actress When Beckett, an agent for a top secret intelligence agency known as The Hive, uncovers a sinister plot by his employers, he is expelled and joins a freelance group of investigators dedicated to solving high tech crimes. Written by Alexander Lum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Film (Horror and Thriller) Actress Bobby Mahon is an actor playing a notorious serial killer on prime-time television. The show becomes a hit, which encourages the real-life murderer on whom it's based, to go on a spree to make it on screen.
TV Movie (Comedy and Drama) Actress Comedy drama about the trials and tribulations of three sets of parents as they finally realise that their children have grown up and reluctantly they have to let them enroll at Cambridge University. Written by Jonathan Broxton <email@example.com>
Television (Drama) Actress The UK's longest-running TV soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.
Fergie & Andrew: Behind the Palace Doors
TV Movie (Drama and Romance) Actress Biopic purporting to tell the real story behind the marriage of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson from their initial courtship through their eventual separation.
London Kills Me
Film (Comedy and Drama) Actress For want of a nail a shoe was lost, for want of a shoe... a young man's life is almost lost, which is exactly what this film is all about: a man barely twenty who wants desperately to pull out of London's drug world by taking a job as a waiter in a 'normal' restaurant. But to do this he must come up with a "sensible pair of shoes," an item that his homeless meanderings hasn't provided him. In fact, the shoes become a symbol of his striving to break away from those, like himself, who are caught up in the tragedy of drugs and lasciviousness which is so aptly described... sometimes graphically, always realistically... in this film. Written by BOB STEBBINS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Television (Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 2 More) Actress Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical release. The result was a transition from the earlier concept of studio-made plays, such as "Play for Today" and the introduction of the new BBC anthology film series, "Screen One" and "Screen Two," with Trodd's supervision of the initial group of titles in 1985. Written by Bhob Stewart <email@example.com>
Television (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Actress Drawing on her love of theatre and art, New Zealand novelist Ngaio Marsh created elegant crime-puzzlers full of quirky characters with hidden agendas, all brought meticulously to life in this BBC series.
And a Nightingale Sang
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Film (Drama and Romance) Actress In England during World War II, a repressed dressmaker and her sister struggle looking after their 17-year-old niece, who is having a delusional affair with an American soldier.
Television Actress Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical release. The result was a transition from the earlier concept of studio-made plays, such as "Play for Today" and the introduction of the new BBC anthology film series, "Screen One" and "Screen Two," with Trodd's supervision of the initial group of titles in 1985. Written by Bhob Stewart <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dead Man's Folly
TV Movie (Crime, Mystery and Drama) Actress Hercule Poirot is called in by his crime writer friend, Ariadne Oliver and discovers that she is troubled. She has been asked to create a "Murder Hunt" game for a fair at Nass House and she is puzzled with all the help she is getting. Poirot and his assistant, Captain Hastings arrive at the fair to see what is going on. They find a couple on the brink of divorce, a rich Lord and a dizzy Lady, an old lady, trapped in the horrors of the past and a womanizing architect. Things take a turn for the worse when during the "Murder Hunt" the girl playing the "dead" body is murdered for real, an old man's body is pulled from the local lake and the Lady of the manor goes missing when a face from her past shows up. It is clear to Poirot that someone is playing the game for real and he sets out to discover who it is... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>
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TV Movi Actress
1st runner up Next TV Ent feature competition One White Crow
1st runner up Next TV Ent acting/talent competition.
Winner Scriptwriters Network HOP competition One White Crow
Selected for Rutget Hauer Film factory with short The Other Side produced in Rotterdam by the FF.
Best actress in a comedy, London Short Film Festival Dont Even Think It
Breaking Out - Best European Short, Angers
Selected for The Berlin Talent Campus at Berlin Film Festival
Breaking Out - Official Selection Competition International Critics' Week, Cannes
Fellowship place on year long European North By Northwest feature programme One White Crow
Finalist Jerwood Short film contest, place on development programme
Best actress in a comedy, London Short Film Festival Dont Even Think It
London College Of Communication