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Insook Chappell

About Insook Chappell

Insook was born in South Korea but raised in England. She studied dance in New York at the Alvin Ailey School before moving into acting. Her first play THIS ISN’T ROMANCE was produced at Soho Theatre after winning the Verity Bargate Award. It also enjoyed a sell-out Korean production at the National Theatre Company of Korea. Insook was a member of the National Theatre’s Musical Theatre Group 2019. She is a graduate of the BBC Drama Writers Program and is currently developing two original TV projects and contributing to one international drama series. She is also developing her first two feature film as writer-director with the BFI.

In Development

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    • Original feature film in development with Tilt Films and the BFI
    • KUT
    • Proof of concept short with Tilt Films funded by the BFI.
    • Feature adaptation of Hwang Sok-yong’s acclaimed novel. In development with Bona Dea Films
    • Feature film adapted from her award-winning stage play THIS ISN’T ROMANCE. Development funded to final draft by Film4
    • Three Tables/BBC
    • Original Series Original Series Treatment.
    • MRS HAN
    • Original thriller series in development with Federation


    • Production
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    • The Story Collective/Matriarch Productions/Water and Power Productions/Disney +
    • Writers' room and 1 x 60' script for 12 part drama series


    • Production
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    • FULL
    • A short film commissioned by BBC Writers Room with B3 Media
    • Writer-director. Festival screenings include Encounters and the London Short Film Festival. 2011


    • Production
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    • MOUNTAINS (2018)
    • Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre & National Tour
    • Directed by Jennifer Tang.
    • THE FREE9 (2018)
    • National Theatre Connections
    • Finborough Theatre
    • Shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize and enjoyed a sell-out run and critical acclaim at the Finborough Theatre


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    • BBC Radio 3, the Wire.
    • BBC Radio 4