Carol's bio

Carol has enjoyed considerable success as a writer in many mediums including film, TV, and theatre.

Her seven short films include 'What Happened to Evie' (2019) directed by BAFTA winner Kate Cheeseman - selected for 40 festivals and winner of 14 awards; 'Night Armour' (2017) and 'Smile' (2018) directed by Carolina Giammetta - selected for 25 festivals and winner of 11 awards.

Her short film 'The Touch' (2017) was one of only three scripts awarded production funding at the Berlinale Film Festival and was subsequently directed by BBC's Simon PItts, who also directed Carol's short film 'Ten Glorious Seconds' (2016). 

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Her latest short film 'Charlie's Freedom' is currently in pre-production and is being directed by Bafta Winner Rachel Tillotson.

 

Four of Carol's short films are currently enjoying global distribution through Shorts TV, Pacific Voice and Origine.

 

Carol's Theatre credits include: 'Tatterjack and the Wotsit Box' (Scat Theatre); 'Sisters under the Skin' (Lincoln Comedy Festival); 'Escape the Forever Path' (Proteus Theatre); 'Paddy's Wake' (Union Theatre) and 'Black Balls and Pink Marbles' (Hammersmith Theatre). Her children's play 'Only a Game' was published by Samuel French and has enjoyed hundreds of productions around the world. It was also translated and published by Uitgeverij Vink as 'Het is Maar Een Spel'.

 

Carol was an additional writer on TV's Emmy award-winning 'Smack the Pony' and has worked on developing two of her own TV pilot comedy creations 'Jump the Gun' with Avalon Productions and 'Rat Links' with Celador. She also won a Radio 4 competition for her play 'Fairground Attraction'.

 

She has an MA in screenwriting (TV & Film) and is currently developing a TV Thriller Series 'The Truth'; a Comedy Drama '16 Ditto' and a Children's TV Series 'Shadow of the Games'.

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Films

What happened to Evie - a short drama directed by BAFTA winning Director Kate Cheeseman starring Bessie Coates, Michael Jibson and Sian Reeves. It was produced by French Fancy Productions and awarded completion funding. In April 2018 it started its festival season and has been selected for 39 global film festivals including Oscar and Bafta qualifiers. It has also won 13 awards including Best International Short Film at Galway Film Fleadh and Best Short Drama at San Jose Film Festival.

 

Night Armour - a short film comedy, directed by Carolina Giammetta and produced by Georgina French, starred Elizabeth Berrington and Dan Fredenburgh. It made official selection at 16 global film festivals and achieved many top awards including Best Picture, Best Comedy, Best Short and Best International Short.

Ten Glorious Seconds - a sensitive short film drama featuring David Suchet and directed by BBC's Simon PItts. This film was sponsored by Bupa and achieved worldwide success on the internet where it has been viewed tens of thousands of times. 

 

Smile - a dark film thriller directed by the acclaimed Carolina Giammetta, and produced by French Fancy Productions, starring Deborah Cornelius and Joe Tucker. It made official selection at 15 global film festivals including two BAFTA qualifiers and was also nominated for Best Director and Best Score. 

 

The Touch - this script was one of only three selected at the prestigious Berlinale Film Festival 2014. It was awarded funding by Canon films, starred Claudius Peters and Rachael Holloway and was produced in 2015 by Flourishing Pictures and French Fancy Productions.

Blue Room - a short drama directed by BAFTA winning Director Kate Cheeseman starring Georgia Henshaw and Adam Bellamy. It was produced by French Fancy Productions and will start its festival season in 2020 - after lockdown ends. 

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Theatre

Sisters under the Skin - a one-woman comedy monologue performed in venues across the South, and featured in Lincoln Comedy Festival alongside Sarah Mullican.

 

Paddy's Wake - a dark comedy produced by the Union Theatre, London.

Black Balls and Pink Marbles - a broad comedy showcased by Hammersmith Theatre, London.

Last Night Party - produced by Bench Theatre, 

My Sister was a Straight - commissioned as a one woman show for Edinburgh Festival.

Tatterjak and the Wotsit Box - commissioned by Scat Theatre Company for its tour of schools across the south of England.

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TV, Radio and Children's

Smack the Pony - additional writer for Emmy award wining TV comedy sketch show featuring Fiona Allen, Doon Mackichan, Sally Phillips and Sarah Alexander.

Jump the Gun - a comedy TV sketch show, created and written by Carol Younghusband and developed with Avalon Productions for BBC (not commissioned).

Fairground Attraction - a 30 minute comedy play for Radio 4.  

Only a Game - a children's play published by Samuel French in London, New York and Toronto. It has been performed in hundreds of venues across the world. 

Escape the Forever Path - showcased by Proteus Theatre Company, Basingstoke.

Het is maar een spel -  a children's play published by Uitgeverij Vink, IBVA Holland.  It has been performed in translation many times throughout the Netherlands. 

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View Films

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trailer or full film
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Night Armour does not have a trailer - to view the full film please get in touch.

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Ten Glorious Seconds

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Awards

WHAT HAPPENED TO EVIE

Official Selections, Awards and Nominations

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM - Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland - "OSCAR" Qualifying - Festival

BEST SHORT FILM DIRECTED BY A FEMALE - Papaya £500 Film Fund - Cannes Short Film Corner

BEST DRAMA - San Jose Film Festival, California - USA

BEST FILM - Wimbledon International Short Film Festival - UK

BEST FOREIGN FILM - Courage Film Festival - BERLIN

BEST EDITING - Canberra Film Festival - AUSTRALIA

BEST DIRECTOR - Oxford International Short Film Festival - UK

BEST MUSICAL SCORE - Oxford International Short Film Festival - UK

BEST FILM ON WOMEN - GOLDEN FOX AWARD - Calcutta Cult Film Festival - INDIA

BEST SHORT FILM - Hebden Bridge Film Festival -  UK

BEST SHORT FILM - Cinefluential Film Festival - USA

BEST WOMEN'S FILM - Independent Shorts Awards - The Finals - USA

BEST SHORT SCRIPT - UK Film Festival - UK

BEST INTERNATIONAL SCRIPT - Care Awards - CANADA

 

NOMINATIONS:

BEST ACTRESS - Canberra Film Festival - AUSTRALIA

BEST ACTRESS - Independent Shorts Awards - The Finals - USA

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM - Oxford International Short Film Festival - UK

BEST DRAMA - Oxford International Short Film Festival - UK

BEST EDITING - Underwire Film Festival - UK

BEST EDITING - Oxford International Short Film Festival - UK

FINALIST - THATFilm Festival, Cannes, FRANCE

SEMI-FINALIST - Miami Short Film Festival, USA

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:

URBANWORLD (OSCAR QUALIFYING) FILM FESTIVAL, New York, USA 

SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA (OSCAR QUALIFYING), Tokyo, JAPAN

UNDERWIRE FILM FESTIVAL (BAFTA QUALIFYING), London, UK

AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (BAFTA QUALIFYING), York, UK

JULIEN DUBUQUE FILM FESTIVAL - USA

ST JOHN'S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL - CANADA

CANBERRA FILM FESTIVAL - AUSTRALIA

THE FEMALE EYE FILM FESTIVAL - CANADA

VAGABOND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - UK

MONTECATINI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - ITALY

TRIFORCE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, London - UK

KINOFILM FESTIVAL, Manchester - UK

SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, California - USA

LADY FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL, California - USA

TWEETFEST FILM FESTIVAL, London - UK

BIG SUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, California - USA

WOMEN'S TEXAS FILM FESTIVAL, Dallas - USA

YOFIFEST Festival, New York - USA

CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL, California - USA

BENDFILM FESTIVAL, Oregon - USA

HERSTORY FILM FESTIVAL, Nashville - USA

CHANDLER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Arizona - USA

OREGON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Oregon - USA

YOUNTVILLE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, California - USA

WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL, Brattleboro, Vermont - USA

NIGHT ARMOUR

Official Selections, Awards and Nominations 

 

BEST SHORT - Broad Humor Film Festival, California - USA

BEST COMEDY - Galactic Film Festival, Los Angeles - USA

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM - Festival Internacional Cine Al Mar - COLUMBIA

SPECIAL MENTION - Maipu Cortos Festival of Humor - ARGENTINA

FINALIST - Tracce Cinematografiche Film Festival, Paris - FRANCE

NOMINATIONS

BEST SHORT - RNC SPECIAL AWARD 'THIS IS ENGLAND' FILM FESTIVAL - FRANCE

BEST SHORT FILM - COMEDY CLUJ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - ROMANIA

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: 

CHICAGO COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL - USA
BFI THE LONDON COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL (LOCO) - LONDON

UNDER THE MOONLIGHT ISLANTILLA CINEFORUM - ITALY

PRESCOTT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Prescott - USA
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CERANO - ITALY

CINEFIESTA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FRANCE

SMILE

Official Selections, Awards and Nominations

LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (BAFTA QUALIFYING), London - UK

AESTHETICA FILM FESTIVAL, (BAFTA QUALIFYING), York - UK

WHATASHORT INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL (DIRECTOR NOMINATED) - INDIA

BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (FINALIST) - USA

BEST INDEPENDENTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - GERMANY

CAMBRIDGE STRAWBERRY SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL - UK

CALIFORNIA WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL - USA

CUTTING EDGE FILM FESTIVAL - USA

EUROFEST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, St Petersburg - RUSSIA

IRVINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, California - USA

LEBEN FILM FESTIVAL - GERMANY

NEU WORLD FILM FESTIVAL - UTAH

SHORTFEST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - MALTA

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Work in Development

The Truth
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TV thriller

A four-part TV series set in Covent Garden, London; where twenty somethings are striving to be at the top of their game in the arts and entertainment industry; and where it doesn’t matter if you work all night, sleep little and juggle three jobs to make ends meet.

 

Logline:

Two strangers conspire to avenge the death of their siblings, but one isn’t telling the truth.

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Charlie's Freedom
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Short Film Drama

Charlie is a sensitive teenager who doesn’t fit in. She cares for her disabled Mum but gets bullied at school. When she turns down her place at University, her Mum takes radical steps to ensure her daughter is free to complete her education.

This short film is going in production in Summer 2021.  It is being produced by French Fancy Productions and will be directed by Bafta award-winner Rachel Tillotson.

For more information: www.charliesfreedom.com

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Short Film Drama

What if we spend our lives searching for something only to find we've already found it?

Each day after work Caz clears the beach of trash and searches for her Mum’s wedding ring.

But when her Mum has a serious fall it uncovers a curious truth.

 

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Best wishes,

Carol