Kefi Chadwick

Kefi writes for film, TV and stage.


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Biography

Kefi started her writing career as a playwright, and has worked with the Royal Court Young Writer's Programme, Paines Plough, The Arcola and Nottingham Playhouse, who produced her critically acclaimed play Any Means Necessary. Wellington Films picked up the screen rights and Kefi has adapted it as a feature.

Her shorts include, 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.

Kefi won the writers' award on Creative England's iwrite scheme and is currently on the EIFF year long ideas lab which brings together screenwriters and scientist to find new stories for film. 

Kefi is developing an original comedy with director Isabelle Sieb with Spelthorne Community TV, and is working on a number of drama ideas.

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 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
 

Writer

Writer Kefi Chadwick
 

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

BBC Scotland
 
 

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

Red Planet Pictures for BBC
 

Film

Writer & Creator

Director Georgia Oakley
 

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

Wendy Griffin
 
Producer Harriet Rees
 

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

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

     

    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
     
    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
     

    Radio

    Writer

     

    Original drama for BBC Radio 4.


    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     

    Other

    Writer

     

    London International Film School 2011-2012