Screenwriter & playwright

Kefi is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright.

Kefi’s first offering as a writer came when she was still at school where she wrote a ‘novel’ about a space dog, which was chosen for a gifted children’s writing programme. She went on to be shortlisted for the WH Smith Young Writers’ Award several times and her poems were published in an anthology. She subsequently turned to the stage and her work has been programmed at the Royal Court, Paines Plough, The Arcola and Nottingham Playhouse amongst others. 

Kefi now writes primarily for the screen. Current feature projects include an adaptation of her critically acclaimed play Any Means Necessary for Wellington Films (with the BFI);  In The Kingdom Of The Isles with Selkie Productions and Toxic, an original with Escape Films. 

For TV, Kefi also has a number of original and adaptation projects in development. She is also an experienced script editor.

"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

"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

"A wonderful script from Pannevis and Kefi Chadwick"

Paul Heath
Hollywood News on Looted

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Writer & Creator 

IE IE Productions for BBC
In Development

An adaptation of Daisy McNally's thriller.

Tiger Lily Films
In Development
Writer co-writing with Danny McNamara
Tall Stories
In Development

An adaptation of the novel by Lexie Elliot.

Urban Myth
In Development
Creator co-created with Isabelle Sieb
Spelthorne Community Television for Channel 4 Comedy
In Development
Producer Ali Carron
Writer co-writing with Pippa Bennett-Warner
In Development


Additional Material
Creator Oliver Lansley
Hat Trick for Pop TV
Creator Robert Thorogood
Producer Ella Kelly
Director Richard Signy
Red Planet Pictures for BBC
Creator Stephen Greenhorn
BBC Scotland

Script Editor & Additional Writer 

Additional Material
Director O-T Fagbenle / Nick Collett
  • O-T Fagbenle
  • Luti Media for E4, Hulu


    Writer & Creator 

    Any Means Necessary
    Winner of 2020 Creative Europe MEDIA award
    Producer Anna Griffin
    Wellington Films
    In Development
    Producer Harriet Rees
    Kaleidoscope Films
    In Development
    Producer Wendy Griffin
    Director Georgia Oakley
    Funded by Creative Scotland
    Selkie Productions
    In Development
    Producer Michelle Stein, BFI Vision Award
    Escape Films
    In Development
    Top pick at Berlin Shorts Film Festival, selected for BFI Comedy Genius Strand.
    Producer Sangeeta Parekh and Annabel Bates
    Director Isabelle Sieb
    Honeybee Films
    18 - My Teenage Mind
    2019 Changing Minds Short Film Award
    Associate Writer
    Pilot Theatre
    Tribeca Festival, Encounters Film festival amongst others
    Director Stefan Georgiou
    Chasing the Bear
    Runner Up - Best International Short Film Category at the Waterford Film Festival
    Director Steve North
    Screen South
    Girl Power
    Best Comedy Short at Aesthetica Film Festival
    Director Ben Bee
  • Dakota Blue Richards
  • Alice Lowe
  • Jason Flemyng
  • Attercop


    Winner International Critics Award, Tallin Black Nights festival
    Producer Jennifer Eriksson and Jessie Mangum
    Director Rene Pannevis
    Writer co-written with Rene Pannevis
    BFI and BBC Films
    Film London



    Producer Giles Croft
    Director Giles Croft
    Nottingham Playhouse
    Mathematics of the Heart
    Best New Play at the Brighton Fringe Festival, Outstanding Artistic Achievement - The Argus
    Producer Natural Shocks
    Director Donnacadh O'Briain
    The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton / Theatre 503
    Producer Natural Shocks
    Director Donnacadh O'Briain
    Pleasance Courtyard / Assembly Gardens



    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4