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Yolanda Mercy

    About Yolanda Mercy

    Yolanda Mercy is an Award Winning British Nigerian, writer and performer from London. Her TV writing work has been has nominated for a BAFTA, WGGB and Broadcast Award.  She also won the Edinburgh TV festival/New Voices Award “Debut TV Writer award”. Yolanda originally began creating work within theatre, and has expanded her practice to TV, film and Audio. Her passion and talent in crafting stories has led Yolanda to be invited into writers rooms, as well as book adaptations. She is currently developing her debut feature film, alongside original projects for TV and theatre.

    Previously Mentored by Anne Mensah (Bafta Mentoring scheme).

    Awards and Affiliations

    JMK Mentee
    Soho theatre six
    Associate Artist Ovalhouse
    Film 4 Playwright award Winner
    Underbelly Untapped Award Winner
    Summerhall’s Meadows Award Winner

    In Development

      • Production
      • Company
      • Notes
      • Title TBA
      • Turnover films
      • Writer
      • Title TBA
      • Short Film | Writer | Director Saorla Houston
      • Title TBA
      • Co – writer and Creator with Dan Braham
      • In Black and White Current
      • Book adaption | Writer and Creator
      • Title TBA
      • Gaumont/Netflix
      • Writers' room and treatment commission
      • Title TBA
      • ITV
      • Writers' Room for a comedians sitcom
      • Title TBA
      • C4
      • Script commission

    TV

      • Production
      • Company
      • Notes
      • QUEENIE
      • C4/Disney
      • Writers room and episode commission
      • BBW
      • Writer and Creator | Director William Stephan Smith

    Theatre

      • Production
      • Company
      • Notes
      • FAILURE PROJECT
      • Writer-Director
      • BIN GAL TINGS
      • ATYP/ British Council
      • Writer/director
      • SUPPER CLUB CURRENT
      • Arc Stockton
      • Writer-Director
      • THE LIES YOU TELL
      • Hightide/film 4
      • Writer
      • WHO PRAYS FOR THE PREACHER
      • Soho Theatre
      • Writer
      • QUARTER LIFE CRISIS
      • Writer | Director Jade Lewis |UK and International Tour
      • ON THE EDGE OF ME
      • Writer | Director Jade Lewis | UK Tour

    Audio

      • Production
      • Company
      • Notes
      • BBC Radio4
      • Writer and Director
      • BBC Radio4
      • Co writer and director with Jade Lewis