Kefi Chadwick

Kefi writes for film, TV and stage.


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Biography

Current feature projects include an adaptation of her critically acclaimed play, Any Means Necessary, which she is developing with Wellington Films & Creative England, and an original, Southern Pacific. She is also collaborating with director, Rene Pannevis, on a film for the BFI’s Microwave scheme.

Kefi was on Creative England's iwrite scheme 2105/16 where she won the writer's award. She was recently selected to be part of Raising Film's Closr mentoring scheme for parents working in the film industry.

Her first shorts include, Girlpower, which won Best Comedy Short at Aesthetica Film Festival 2014 and SexLife, which has been screened at 15 Oscar and BAFTA accredited festivals, including Tribeca in the USA and Encounters in the UK. Kefi is now developing it as a TV series, with director Stefan Georgiou.

As a playwright, she has worked with Theatre 503, Latitude Festival, the Royal Court Young Writers’ Programme, Paines Plough, The Arcola, The Brighton Dome, Sprint at Camden People's Theatre, and most recently Nottingham Playhouse.

Kefi Chadwick brings a vivid picture of the mutual destructiveness of fraudulent affairs, but also an awareness that collective action can lead to public change.

Michael Billington
The Guardian on Any Means Necessary

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A major achievement for the Nottingham Playhouse... It painstakingly captures the insidiousness of a lie that sullies everything it touches, and destroys the ability to trust.

Peter Kirwan
Exeunt on Any Means Necessary

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CV

TV

Writer & Creator

Creator co-created with Isabelle Sieb
Director Isabelle Sieb
 

New comedy, commissioned by Channel 4. 

Spelthorne Community Television for Channel 4 Comedy
 
Writer Kefi Chadwick
 

Original idea about a group of financially struggling students turned criminals.

Kudos
In development
 
Writer Kefi Chadwick
 

Original drama idea in development.

Lovely Day
In development
 
Writer Kefi Chadwick
 

Original drama idea.

Kudos
In development.
 
Writer Kefi Chadwick
 

Original drama idea.

Ducksoup
In development
 

Writer

Writer Kefi Chadwick
 

Popular drama series set in a close-knit Glasgow community.

BBC Scotland
 

Film

Writer & Creator

Creator Kefi Chadwick
Producer Creative England
 

An adaptation of Kefi's acclaimed play with mentorship on the screenplay from Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

Wellington Films
Nottingham Playhouse
 
SexLife
Vimeo Staff Picks, Selected by the British council and the BFI Net.Work
Director Stefan Georgiou
Starring
  • Jemima Roper
  •  

    Based on Kefi's critically acclaimed play, SexLife is the story of Dan's ham-fisted attempts to get ‘new’ mother Mia into bed with hilarious, emotional and musical consequences.

    Chasing the Bear
     
    Girl Power
    Best Comedy Short at Aesthetica Film Festival
    Director Ben Bee
    Starring
  • Dakota Blue Richards
  • Alice Lowe
  • Jason Flemyng
  •  

    A new short set in 1997, during a time of Britpop and Tony Blair, following Cass, a new graduate who wants nothing more than to be part of this exciting new Britain.

    Attercop
     
    Cregan
    2nd Prize at the Best International Short Film Category at the Waterford Film Festival
    Short
    Producer Richard Landy
    Director Steve North
     
    10 minute short film produced as part of Screen South and Film Council Digital Shorts Awards

     
    Producer Michelle Stein, BFI Vision Award
     

    Original feature in development.

    Escape Films
     

    Writer

    18
    Associate Writer
     

    Associate writer on a new project, working with young people to explore what it is like to turn 18 in 2018. Shorts from the project to be developed into a feature. 

    Pilot Theatre
     

    Co-Writer

    Producer Jennifer Eriksson and Jessie Mangum
    Writer co-written with Rene Pannevis
     

    A new visceral crime story.

    Film London, BFI and BBC Films
    Microwave Film
     

    Theatre

    Writer

    Producer Giles Croft
    Director Giles Croft
    Starring
  • Kate Sissons
  • Samuel Oatley
  • Nicholas Karimi
  •  

    An original play about an undercover police officer infiltrating a protest group.

    Nottingham Playhouse
     
    Creator co-created with Mark Maughan
    Director Mark Maughan
     

    Interactive play about sex and intimacy. Funded by the Arts Council

    Sprint at CPT, Brighton Dome and Latitude Festival
     
    Producer Paines Plough
     

    An original play as part of the Paines Plough series about the writers' hometown. 

    Brighton Dome, Latitude Festival
     
    Director Katy Rudd
     

    Short plays performed at the Arcola Theatre.

    Arcola Theatre
     
    Mathematics of the Heart
    Best New Play at the Brighton Fringe Festival, Outstanding Artistic Achievement - The Argus
    Director Donnacadh O'Briain
     

    What happens when love doesn't add up? Dr Paul MacMillan is a professor of Chaos Theory whose own life is thrown into chaos when his father dies. 

    The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton / Theatre 503
     
    Producer Natural Shocks
    Director Donnacadh O'Briain
     

    Two works featured as part of a collection of plays about sex and relationships.

    Pleasance Courtyard / Assembly Gardens
     
    Director Jo McInnes
     

    Play reading.

    The Old Vic Theatre
     
    Director Mary Swan
    Starring
  • Arran Glass
  • Sophie Trott
  •  

    Play about a young man struggling to overcome his rare medical condition.

    Proteus Theatre
     
     

    Multi-discipline public art theatre installation in Basingstoke and Southampton

    Proteus Theatre
     
    Embers
    Long-listed for the Verity Bargate Award.
     

    A play about the dangerous nature of female friendship, obsession and violence. 

     

    Radio

    Writer

     

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     

    Other

    Writer

     

    London International Film School 2011-2012