Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Winter chills with supernatural screenwriter Stephen Volk

A bustling beginning to 2015 with January drinks at the Phoenix Artist Club with BAFTA winning screenwriter Stephen Volk

Stephen is well respected for his work on projects such as the notorious 'Halloween hoax' Ghostwatch (BBC 1992) and as writer/creator of the award-winning ITV drama series Afterlife starring Lesley Sharp and Andrew Lincoln, as well as recent BBC Films release The Awakening (2011). 

There was therefore a strong turn out of members keen to chat to one of the Godfathers of British horror.

Among the group were writers, directors, agents and execs, including a representative from ITV where Stephen is currently adapting Midwinter of the Spirit into a three parter and Lesley Manning director of Ghostwatch; currently set to direct Stephen's much anticipated screenplay Telepathy.

A fantastic evening of development discussion and networking kicked off our New Year with a bang!

Looking ahead for the coming months we have a number of further great guests lined up for 2015. This starts in March with Olivier Kaempfer, Senior Microwave Executive at Film London 

and in April we're joined by screenwriter and novelist Gideon Defoe, Oscar nominated for Aardman's The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! 

With loads of great insights to share you don't want to miss a chance to chat with these guests, so look out for invites coming soon. Happy 2015! 

Thanks very much to Jeremiah Quinn for taking photos of the event.