We are hosting the next ‘MsMono Meets’ with director Isabelle Sieb, development executive Collette McCarthy and writer Chandni Lakhani from the hit BBC Drama, Vigil.
The event will be taking place onTHURSDAY 21st OCTOBER at 18.00 via zoom. Please send any questions for Isabelle, Collette or Chandni to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Isabelle Sieb (Director of three episodes)
Isabelle is a BAFTA-nominated director for film and television.TV work includes Vigil with World Productions for BBC One/Peacock and Shetland for the BBC. The Independent said Shetland was ‘a beautifully shot, carefully and constructed and sharply directed series’. Isabelle directed the whole of The Athena, a BAFTA-nominated series for Sky, starring Ella Balinska.Her shorts include Three Women Wait For Death, which won the Chris Collins Best of Live Action Award at the Encounters Film Festival and was long-listed for the Best British Short Film BAFTA 2017. Isabelle is currently working on The Devil’s Hour with Hartswood Films for Amazon.
Collette McCarthy (Development Executive at World Productions)
Collette joined the Scottish office of World Productions in 2017, working alongside Head of Development, George Aza-Selinger on the Scottish development slate. Collette previously worked in the literary department of the Royal Shakespeare Company and as a dramaturg and script reader in theatre, before moving into television where she began her TV career in 2016 as trainee script editor at the BBC, working at BBC Studios Scotland and on continuing drama River City.
Chandni Lakhani (Writer of one episode)
Chandni Lakhani is a screenwriter with an established background in script development. Her career began as a script editor on the Emmy-winning Netflix series Black Mirror, where she helped develop episodes such as San Junipero and USS Callister, alongside writing her own spec scripts. Since then, she has written an episode of Dublin Murders for BBC One/Starz, based on the acclaimed Tana French novels, and an episode of upcoming BBC One thriller Vigil for World Productions (Bodyguard, Line of Duty), starring Suranne Jones. She has multiple original series in development with the likes of BBC3, NBC Universal, Expanded Media and Big Talk Productions.
MsMono is an award-winning production company telling original female-centred stories. Our short film Pretty Bitch has been screened at festivals internationally and won the Best Screenplay Award at the Van D’or Awards. Our music video, You (for Independent Artist Sharlene-Monique) is also an award winner and won three awards at the Jump Music Video Awards.
Our latest short film That Girl, Peugeot is on the festival circuit and was produced with a 70% female cast and crew. We have a BFI Network and Canada Council of the Arts funded short in post production and two audio series in development.
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