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 WHSmith Young Writers’ Award several times and her poems were published in an anthology. Her first professional play, Mathematics of the Heart, was presented at Theatre 503 and since then she has worked with the Royal Court, Paines Plough, The Arcola and Nottingham Playhouse amongst others. 

Her film work includes an adaptation of her critically acclaimed play Any Means Necessary for Wellington Films and various shorts including Girlpower, which won Best Comedy Short at Aesthetica Film Festival 2014 and SexLife, which was screened at Tribeca in the USA and Encounters in the UK. She is currently developing original feature The Isles with director Georgia Oakley and producer Wendy Griffin, and writing friendship comedy Girlfriends for Kaleidoscope Films.

For TV, her work spans drama and comedy. She has a number of original and adaptation projects in development, including Good People with Sister Pictures, and her episodic work includes Death In Paradise.

Kefi was the winner of Creative England's 2016 Writer's Award on the iWrite scheme, and is part of the 2018/18 EIFF Ideas Lab.

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



Writer & Creator

Writer Kefi Chadwick

Original drama idea in development.

Sister Pictures
Writer Kefi Chadwick

Original drama in development.

Tiger Lily Films
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 drama idea in development.

Lovely Day
In development


Drama series following a British DI investigate murders on a tropical island.

Red Planet Pictures for BBC
Writer Kefi Chadwick

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

BBC Scotland


Writer & Creator

Producer Harriet Rees

Comedy feature about a group of women on a hen do.

Kaleidoscope Films
Director Georgia Oakley

Original feature about a family of refugees who move to the Isle of Bute.

Funded by Creative Scotland
Wendy Griffin
Producer Michelle Stein, BFI Vision Award

Original feature in development.

Escape Films
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
Vimeo Staff Picks, Selected by the British council and the BFI Net.Work
Director Stefan Georgiou
  • 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
  • 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.

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


    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


    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



    Producer Giles Croft
    Director Giles Croft
  • Kate Sissons
  • Samuel Oatley
  • Nicholas Karimi
  • An original play about an undercover police officer infiltrating a protest group.

    Nottingham Playhouse
    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



    Original drama for BBC Radio 4.

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4



    London International Film School 2011-2012