Author, Director, Writer
Francesca Brill is a screenwriter, director and novelist. She trained at RADA as an actor and worked extensively in film, television and theatre before studying screenwriting at the NFTS.
She has just finished writing her second novel and has co-created and is co-writing THE DROWNING a television series in development with All3/Unstoppable and Streetcar Productions, based on an original feature screenplay.
Expecting, short film
Broadcast by Channel 4 in the ‘Shooting Gallery’, shortlisted by British Screen “Short and Curlies” and shortlisted by the BFI
New Directors Scheme. Screened at Madrid, Tel Aviv and Montreal Film Festivals.
Leo And The Virgin, short film
Short-listed by the American Academy Arts and
Cuckoo feature film
Co-written with Luke Watson
Developed by the BFI and voted onto the Brit List for best as-yet un-produced screenplays. Participant in the BFI program ‘Filmonomics’ designed to promote female and BAME directors.
Chaconne, short film, written by Thom Petty.
Selected for Underwire Film Festival, Kerry Film Festival, Jukebox International Film Festival, Kinofilm Festival in Manchester, International Sound and Film Festival, and WINNER at the Amsterdam International Film Festival for Best Screenplay.
Screenwriting credits include:
Titanic:Blood and Steel
The Marvellous Mabel Stark
Inspector Lynley Mysteries
A Great And Terrible Beauty
The Red Room
The Harbour, published worldwide by Bloomsbury