Eva Wilshere is a multi-faceted creative who is transitioning from factual television into fictional storytelling. Graduating with a distinction in her scriptwriting MA at Falmouth University, Eva is working on making her multi-award winning script The Year Dot into a short film. While simultaneously writing a pilot for a comedy half hour and pitching The Divergents, a drama/sci-fi television series about neuro-diversity.
The Year Dot’s awards gave Eva the chance to work with Ben Pohlman from Pinewoods Studios and meet the wonderful Verity Joy who will take on the role of Dot. It also won the Birmingham Film & Television Festival, WRPN.tv Screenplay Competition and prestigious Watersprite Festival from Cambridge University, amongst others.
Eva has worked in the East Sussex media scene for over a decade. She wrote, produced and directed her first short film Local Girl in 2014 (winner of multiple awards, including Best Director at Dreamz Catcher Film Festival) with help from Katherine Shannon as assistant director, who shall be reprising her role on The Year Dot. Eva also worked as 1stAD on Daniel Grasskamp’s first feature film Cat Skin.
Eva loves to write science-fiction and dark comedy, but has always been politically minded and uses her creativity to promote social causes. Eva’s full-length documentary Homeless By-The-Sea was appreciated so much by Bill Smith at Latest TV that she was offered her own talk show Eva’s World.
Eva is passionate about telling stories featuring relatable, quirky and diverse characters, she wants her work to help others relate to life in a way that television, especially sci-fi and fantasy, helped her to navigate the world as a neuro-diverse individual.
The Divergents Budget: $5M - $10M | Thriller ⋄ Sci-fi Sci-fi series about a group of atypical young-adults finding their way in the world, while navigating the (often ironic) superhuman abilities they begin to develop and investigating the cause, before the world falls into chaos.
University of Sussex