Frances is a passionate and engaged writer working across film, TV and children’s literature. In 2013 she completed her screenwriting masters from the National Film and Television School. Her graduation film MISS TODD won Gold at the Student Oscars, a first in 40 years for an animation in the Foreign Film Category. The film was then long listed for the 86th Academy Awards.
MISS TODD: https://vimeo.com/130612876
Frances has since developed the film into a children’s book: MISS TODD AND HER WONDERFUL FLYING MACHINE and co-written another about the first woman to run the Boston Marathon: THE GIRL WHO RAN. She’s been awarded a Kirkus Star and the Amelia Bloomer award for her work.
Short play BUS 141 FROM MANSFIELD was staged at the Soho Theatre with Tom Rhys Harries in the lead. Short film CHARLIE SAYS, directed by Lewis Arnold (Humans, Broadchurch), premiered at Edinburgh Film Festival and went on to play around the world.
CHARLIE SAYS: https://vimeo.com/search?q=charlie+says
Frances is currently writing original eight part TV series MEET ME IN TEN YEARS with Sharon Horgan’s Merman Productions. She is also working on her own six part mystery drama LOCH DOON for Warner Brothers Television company Wall to Wall. Alongside this she is developing psychological horror feature HIM with director Lewis Arnold and several other original ideas for film, stage and TV. She has been supported by the BFI Network, Creative England and was part of BAFTA Crew 2018.