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Zamalisa Mdoda is a UK-based South African multidisciplinary storyteller. She recently completed her Masters degree in Screenwriting at the London Film School, adding screenwriter to her experience in performance, copywriting, and staff writer for online publications such as Afropunk.com. Mdoda also has experience in TV production and is currently developing an animation project as well as a one-woman show for the stage.
George is a writer from London based in Berlin having participated in the Serial Eyes program in 2021. Prior to this he graduated from the London Film School’s Screenwriting MA, and has worked in recent years as a script reader and script editor, as well as working in writers’ rooms on TV drama series in the UK. Previously shortlisted for the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition for TV Drama, he has written for two award-winning shorts that have screened internationally and a recently completed feature. His projects frequently explore themes of masculinity, mental health and community, as well as the psychological elements of memory, belief and superstition and the role they play in our relationships and lives
Michele Furfari (Milan, 1988), after starting his career as a film- maker in advertising, has been working as a screenwriter and TV author since 2016.He has worked for the International Coproductions department of Mediaset / RTI and has written for several production companies (YAM112003 / Endemol, GA&A, TimVision / The AL Lovers, among others).He is part of the Writers’ Guild of Italy (WGI) and the European development forum of VR / XR projects “VR Creators’ Lab” (Bavarian Film Center/ Creative Europe).
In 2019 he was admitted to the writing school of Rai Fiction, and in 2021 he was a finalist in the Documentary section of Premio Solinas (Rai Cinema / APA).
Clara is a French scriptwriter and independant producer. After an internship at Canal +, Clara joined Blackpills’ development team in Paris in 2016 before moving to Los Angeles, to spearhead Blackpills’ American production office. In 2018, she produced in-house Dead Women Walking, a feature by Israeli director Hagar Ben-Asher, which was selected at Tribeca, Venice, Busan, and Haifa film festivals, among others. She then launched her own production structure, in which she collaborates with daring authors and develops her own original formats. Clara is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS Ulm) and will join the TV Series departement of La Femis in September 2022.
Jean-Christophe Boulle is a writer and director. He has written and directed award-winning short films and screenplays, including 2 seasons of Plaisir de nuire Joie de Décevoir broadcasted on OCS. In parallel he works in the Video Game industry where his field of expertise is world building and narrative design for AAA games.
Simon P.R BEWICK
Every four years, Simon P.R. Bewick has to decide if he is more French than English to make sure which team he’ll support every World Cup. To confuse things even more, he is sometimes an actor.In 2012, his first documentary, School failure, my mother and I, was selected at the FID Marseille, beginning his work on the paths of childhood and its wanderings, which he continues in What do dragonflies dream of? His latest documentary, In session, do not disturb, is released in theatres, DVD and VOD in 2021 after numerous selections and awards. In 2022 he is selected for the TalentUnlimited residency during the CANNESERIES festival. His latest series, Observant was selected in competition at the 25th edition of the Valence Scénario festival.