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Christopher Maudsley

About Christopher Maudsley

Christopher was a winner of BAFTA Rocliffe New Talent – TV Comedy 2020/21 with his spec-script BLACK CABS, set during the abolition movement in eighteenth century Yorkshire. This was followed by A COMPENDIUM OF GHOSTS placing in the top 10% of BBC SCRIPT ROOM DRAMA 2021 and his drama-thriller JORMUNGANDR landing a Quarter Finalist spot in BLUECAT 2022. His children’s script, THE KNIGHT WHO WOULD NOT FIGHT was performed at CARDIFF ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2022.

Inspired in particular by history, myth, religion and language, he’s drawn to marginal counter-narratives, spiritual lives, modes of communication and hidden histories, weaving personal life stories into unexpected settings in comedy, drama and horror for adults and children.

He was a finalist in Bluecat Screenplay competition 2018 and is an alumni of the Film Hub North / BFI Network Northern Exposure scheme through which he wrote sixteenth century-set NAPE – an experimental short about a neck. His semi-autobiographical RAT TAIL was a finalist in Shore Scripts 2019 and his absurd broadcast-ban short GERRY’S VOICE played at London Short Film Festival. Chris has also had scripts placed in the top 10% of BBC Script Room 2021 and quarter-finals of the Screencraft Horror Screenplay Competition 2021.

Aside from writing heightened comedies and horrors, he is interested in developing a voice combining authenticity, realism and transcendent inner worlds – his short EL REY used the transcript from a Whatsapp conversation and his feature script ALBION is drawn from hours of audio interviews with First World War Conscientious Objectors. He continues to work on a number of pilots and features.

Television 

BLACK CABS
30′ Comedy TV Pilot
Winner BAFTA Roclife TV Comedy 2020
Finalist, Bluecat Screenplay Competition 2018  info: https://blacklivesofyork.wordpress.com/

Feature Film

ALBION
Historic Feature Drama
In Development

Short Films

A MURMUR 2021
Drama Short
In post-production

RAT TAIL 2019
Drama Short
Finalist Shore Scripts 2019

EL REY 2019
Comedy Drama Short
BFI Network Northern Exposure
Manchester Kinofilm 2020

NAPE 2018
Experimental Drama
Film Hub North / BFI Network Northern Exposure development scheme