Kefi Chadwick

Playwright and screenwriter

Theatre, Film & TV
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Biography

Kefi Chadwick is a multi-award winning playwright and screenwriter. Her play, Mathematics of the Heart, won Best New Play at the Brighton Festival 2011 and an 'Outstanding Artistic Achievement' award. It transferred to Theatre 503 in London in 2012 and enjoyed a sell-out run and widespread critical praise:

"Smart, diverting little family drama laced with sexual politics...A balance between brittle humour and broody thoughtfulness" The Times

"A poignant and tender love story...as funny as it was moving" The Sunday Times

Other work includes Sexlife, which premiered at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival alongside work from Leo Butler and Pamela Carter as part of NaturalShocks’ Peep and Chat, a short for the Acrola’s Miniaturists season. A new full-length play, Embers, which was first developed as part of the Royal Court’s Writers’ Programme explores the nature of female friendship.

Kefi also writes for the screen and her short film, Cregan, has been screened at the Belfast Film Festival, Soho Rushes, New York Downtown Film Festival Audience Choice Screening, Foyle Film Festival and the Brighton Film Festival. It was also selected by BBC Film Network for broadcast on their website.

Kefi's short film, Girl Power (produced by Attercop), starring Jason Flemyng, Alice Lowe and Dakota Blue Richards is currently in post production and the short film of her play, SexLife (produced by Chasing the Bear) starring Jemima Rooper and Dylan Edwards is also in post-production.

Her short fiction has been published internationally and broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

CV

Theatre
Writer
Peep 2012 to 2013
Pleasance Courtyard
Director Donnacadh O'Bruain
Writer Kefi Chadwick

La Petit Mort and SexLife written by Kefi featured as part of this collection of plays about sex and relationships

Premiered at Latitude Festival in 2012, Peep then went on to be performed at Edinburgh Fringe in 2012 and 2013 and again at Latitude 2013

Come to Where I'm From 2012
Brighton Dome
Producer Paines Plough
Writer Kefi Chadwick

Play for Paines Plough series about your hometown

Cabaret Night on a Sinking Ship 2009
Nightingale Theatre, Brighton
Director Vince O'Connell
Writer Kefi Chadwick

Commission from New Writing South

Below Zero 2008

Director Mary Swan
Writer Kefi Chadwick

Play for 14-16 year olds.

Mid-scale touring production that toured London and the South East

Commission by Proteus Theatre

Eden 2008

Director Jo McInnes
Writer Kefi Chadwick

Play reading at the Old Vic

Creator and Writer
Exiles 2012

Creator Kefi Chadwick
Writer Kefi Chadwick

A play about the dangerous nature of female friendship, obsession and violence. 

Mathematics of the Heart 2012
The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton
Creator Kefi Chadwick
Director Donnacadh O'Briain
Writer Kefi Chadwick

Fresh Start 2006
Nightingale Theatre, Brighton
Creator Kefi Chadwick
Director Annie Castledine
Writer Kefi Chadwick

Deal Mar 2005
Nightingale Theatre, Brighton
Creator Kefi Chadwick
Director Guy Picot
Writer Kefi Chadwick

Television
Writer
Hackers 2013

In Development  
Writer Kefi Chadwick

Co-written with Gregory Booty

Film
Creator and Writer
SexLife Short
2014
Chasing the Bear
Post Production
Creator Kefi Chadwick
Director Stefan Georgiou
Writer Kefi Chadwick
Starring Dylan Edwards & Jemima Rooper

A short film adaptation of Kefi's original play 

Girl Power Short
2013
Attercop
Post Production
Creator Kefi Chadwick
Director Benjamin Bee
Writer Kefi Chadwick
Starring Dakota Blue Richards

 
The Tiger Heist Feature
2012

 
Creator Kefi Chadwick
Writer Kefi Chadwick

 
Cregan Short
2008

 
Creator Kefi Chadwick
Producer Richard Landy
Director Steve North
Writer Kefi Chadwick

Produced as part of Screen South and Film Council Digital Shorts Awards

Writer
Punch Bag 2012

 
Writer Kefi Chadwick

Commissioned by Proteus Theatre on the issue of domestic violence

Other
Writer
Royal Court Theatre Writers' Programme 2012