Kefi Chadwick

Kefi writes for film, TV and stage.

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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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Writer & Creator

Writer Kefi Chadwick

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

Writer Kefi Chadwick

Original drama idea in development.

Lovely Day
In development
Writer Kefi Chadwick

Original drama idea in development.

Writer Kefi Chadwick

Original drama idea in development. 



River City
1 x '60
Writer Kefi Chadwick

Commissioned to write episode 18 for series 14

BBC Scotland


Writer & Creator

Writer Kefi Chadwick
Film London, BFI and BBC Films
Microwave Film
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
  • 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
  • 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?

    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





    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




    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4