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

Writer Kefi Chadwick
 

Original idea about a group of struggling students turned criminals in development.

Kudos
 
Writer Kefi Chadwick
 

Original drama idea in development.

Lovely Day
In development
 
Writer Kefi Chadwick
 

Original drama idea in development.

Kudos
 
Writer Kefi Chadwick
 

Original drama idea in development. 

Ducksoup
 

Writer

River City
1 x '60
Writer Kefi Chadwick
 

Commissioned to write episode 18 for series 14

BBC Scotland
 

Film

Writer & Creator

Writer Kefi Chadwick
 
Film London, BFI and BBC Films
Microwave Film
 
Writer 
Creator Kefi Chadwick
Producer Creative England
 

An adaptation of her play with mentorship on the screenplay from Rebecca Lenkiewicz

Wellington Films
Nottingham Playhouse
 
Producer Camille Gatin
Director Isabelle Sieb
 
Golden Arrow Pictures
 
Director Stefan Georgiou
Starring
  • Jemima Roper
  • Dylan Edwards
  •  

    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
  •  

    1997. Tony Blair is on the road to power, Britpop is at its height and spin is the order of the day. Into this dizzy world of high glamour and false promises comes Cass, a fresh graduate, keen to get to the heart of the excitement, and Innocent Publishing appears to offer the perfect way in. After all, they’re publishing an official book on Blur AND Tony Blair’s autobiography - once he’s Prime Minister. But Cass is soon to discover that behind cool Britannia there is a much darker place that will take her to the very edge of who she thinks she is. Will she succumb or can she find a way back from the brink?

    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

     

    Writer

    Theatre

    Writer

    Producer Giles Croft
    Director Giles Croft
     
    Nottingham Playhouse
     
     

    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 for the Paines Plough series about the writers' hometown

    Brighton Dome
     
     

    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
     

    Paul MacMillan is a Doctor of Chaos Theory. Specialist subject: storm patterns. But with his itinerant musician brother living on his sofa and his girlfriend Emma pushing for a new future, prediction is proving increasingly difficult. Then the arrival of Zainab, a new PhD student, catapults Paul's world into real chaos.

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

    Le Petit Mort and SexLife featured as part of this collection of plays about sex and relationships.

    Pleasance Courtyard / Assembly Gardens
     
    Director Jo McInnes
     
    Play reading at the Old Vic
     
    Director Mary Swan
     

    Play for 14-16 year olds.

    Mid-scale touring production that toured London and the South East

    Commission by Proteus Theatre

     
     

    Multi-discipline public art theatre installation in Basingstoke and Southampton

    Proteus Theatre
     
     

    Long-listed for the Verity Bargate Award.

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

     
    Director Guy Picot
     
    Nightingale Theatre, Brighton
     

    Radio

    Writer

     

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     

    Other

    Writer