Francesca Gardiner

Writer for film and TV

Theatre, Film & TV
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Francesca graduated with an MA in Screenwriting from the National Film and Television School in March 2011.

Her animation short, Abuelas, about the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, was shown as part of a Human Rights Film Night at the Tricycle Theatre and awards include Best Film at the London International Animation Festival, the Golden Mikeldi for Animation at the Bilbao International Festival, and the Arte Short Film Award at the Munich International Festival. It was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Short Animation.

She worked with Frank Spotnitz and Kudos on series 1 of the BBC/HBO series Hunted and is currently developing an original piece for TV.

Francesca also writes for the stage and has penned two short comedies, Change and Round Robin.

Francesca was a 2012 Broadcast HotShot


Crossing Lines 2014
TF1 Productions for Sony Pictures Television
Creator Edward Allen Bernero and Rola Bauer
Writer Francesca Gardiner

Transporter - Series 2 2 x 60'
Atlantique Productions for M6, HBO Canada, TNT, Netflix
In Development
Writer Francesca Gardiner

Second series is currently in development and being showrun by Frank Spotnitz

Hunted 2011
Kudos for BBC
Writer Francesca Gardiner

Part of the Writers' Room

Round Robin 2011

Writer Francesca Gardiner

Change 2009

Writer Francesca Gardiner

Abuelas Short

Producer Kasia Malipan
Director Afarin Eghbal
Writer Francesca Gardiner
Starring Geraldine McEwan

Short Animation Documentary

El Macho 2010

Director Daniela Negri
Writer Francesca Gardiner

Thicker Than Water Short

Director Robert McKillop
Writer Francesca Gardiner