The next WriterSlam UK will be on Thursday 19th November, and with the show fast approaching, the TriForce team have been busy whittling down the enormous number of entries.
The shortlist has now been announced with the 5 finalists announced on Thursday 29th October.
The finalist will take part in a workshop with veteran producer Michael Jacob, (My Family, Goodnight Sweetheart), who will help them polish their script extracts in preparation for the event on 19th November.
The 5 finalists will have their extracts performed on the night, with career development prizes up for grabs from Tiger Aspect Productions, who will be offering a paid development commission, as well as prizes Hat Trick Productions, the BBC and ITV/ITV Studios.
The shortlisted writers are:
- Halida Abbaro – Mersey Cumparsita
- Christian Adofo – Small Boy
- Asib Akram – 3rd Wheel
- Chizzy Akudolu – The Club
- Michael Beck – It’s a Sick World
- Kat Butterfield – Amateurs
- Lynda Clark – Them Indoors
- Jonathan Harbottle – Super Nova
- Zoe Iqbal – Rice and Chips
- Dan and Jennifer Levey – Here Comes A Fairy
- Ravdeep Mangat – All Around Avi
- Katie Redford and James Farmer – Arabella
- Rafiq Richard – Black Sheep
- Jax Rohen – Hard Hats
- Mike Simensky and Tom Critch – Lights Out
- Jason Francois Singh – Downing Street
- Jim Speirs – Powerless
- Vathana Suppiah Dowry Not Included
- Imogen Turner and Rosanne Kenny – Coming Up: Daisy
- Esosa Uwaifo – Life Of A Roadman