Jessica Sinyard is an award-winning screenwriter with a background in sports journalism and copywriting. Her psychological survival thriller set on Mount Everest, THE PEAK, won the Grand
Prize at the Slamdance Film Festival screenwriting competition—and Best Television Pilot—and was covered by Variety magazine. Her horror-thriller, THOSE IN PERIL, following ten British mercenaries aboard a ship, won Best Screenplay at the London Independent Film Awards in October. She was a winner of Screen Yorkshire’s Triangle Talent Search programme and The Pitch
Factor competition with a feature script that received funding from Creative England. Her scripts have now placed in a variety of international competitions and festivals including the Final Draft Big Break, Screencraft TV Pilot Launch competition, and the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards.
Jessica graduated from the National Film and Television School with a Masters in Screenwriting in 2019 as a recipient of the Lord Attenborough Scholarship. She also pursued her love of video
games narrative while studying, writing for two BAFTA Games scholars on their EGX releases—the largest gaming event in the UK.
She has a special interest in visceral, distinctive thrillers and elevated genre scripts. She is also a passionate boxing fan and writes for a variety of boxing publications both online and in print.