From Edinburgh, Lucy graduated from the University of Warwick with a BA in Creative Writing in 2005 before moving to Shanghai. She lived there until 2010, writing, directing, and producing short films, commercials and television dramas as well as learning Mandarin.
She then studied Film Directing at Columbia University’s MFA Programme in New York. Her short films have screened at numerous international festivals and her debut novel, Shanghai Passenger, was published by Blue Mark Books in 2015.
Lucy currently leads the Screenwriting course on the University of Warwick’s Creative Writing Programme, blogs for Little White Lies about filmmaking and is in active development on a number of feature and television projects. Lucy’s debut feature film BODY OF WATER was commissioned by Film London for their Microwave programme with support from BBC Films and the BFI, and stars Sian Brooke and Amanda Burton. It will premiere at Glasgow Film Festival 2020.
FILM and TV
SEX EDUCATION Series 2
Content for digital platform
Bear Jam Productions/ Netflix
BODY OF WATER
Feature, starring Sian Brooke and Amanda Burton
Film London Microwave scheme, with BFI and BBC Films
Recipient of the John Brabourne Award
Glasgow Film Festival Premiere
THE SPACE IN BETWEEN
Screenings: Whitechapel Gallery and Aesthetica Film Festival
Writer/ Director/ Producer
Shy Child Productions
THE LAST CONVERSATION
THE BOY WHO DIED COMFORTABLY
Shortlisted for Sundance Institute Writer’s Lab
STEPHEN & ANNA
SO IT GOES
THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE
Bright Shadow Films
Writer and Assistant Producer
China Venture Films
SELECTED LITERARY AND EDITORIAL CREDITS
Lucy is the Screenwriting Fellow on the Warwick University Writing Programme and blogs for Little White Lies on the subject of film-making.
Blue Mark Books
Awards and Grants
British Council Research and Development Grant for Literature
Euro Connection, selected by the British Council
John Brabourne Award
Edinburgh International Film Festival Network Programme