Kefi Chadwick

Playwright and screenwriter

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Biography

Kefi Chadwick is a multi award winning writer. 

Her play, Mathematics of the Heart, won Best New Play at Brighton Festival in 2011 and went on to a sell out run at Theatre 503, London in 2012. 

Her two short plays, SexLife and La Petite Mort played at Latitude Festival and in Edinburgh in 2012 and 2013. She also created a bespoke piece of theatre for Latitude in 2013 which then went on to be developed by the Arts Council and resulted an interactive show called How Was It For You? which premiered at Brighton Dome, Feb 2015. She has also contributed to Paines Plough Come To Where I’m From

Her first short film, Cregan, won at Waterford film festival and screened nationally and internationally. Her second, Girlpower, won Best Comedy Short at Aesthetica film festival 2014 and again screened nationally and internationally. Her current short, SexLife, has screened at 15 Oscar and BAFTA accredited festivals including Tribeca in the USA and Encounters in the UK. She is currently developing her first feature film with Ignition Films. 

For TV, Kefi has written for River City for BBC Scotland and is developing further TV projects with Lovely Day, Kudos, Greenacre Films and Noho Film and TV. 

Kefi was also on the Royal Court Writers’ programme and is currently one of the 18 writers on iWrite, a Creative England initiative that is developing for the screen the most interesting emerging voices from across the UK.

Brims with vitality and acuity, resulting in a pleasing and pertinent play about the nature of rivalry and relationships


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Theatre

Writer

Director Giles Croft
 

An original play about the wives of undercover policemen

Nottingham Playhouse
 
 

Interactive play about sex and intimacy. Funded by The Arts Council

Brighton Dome
 
Producer Paines Plough
 

An original play for the Paines Plough series about the writers' hometown

Brighton Dome
 
Mathematics of the Heart
Best New Play at the Brighton Fringe Festival
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
 

TV

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Writer Kefi Chadwick
 

Original drama in development

Lovely Day
In development
 
Writer Kefi Chadwick
 

Original returning drama series in development

Greenacre Film & TV
 
River City
1 x '60
Writer Kefi Chadwick
 

Commissioned to write episode 18 for series 14

BBC Scotland
 
Writer Kefi Chadwick
 

Returning series currently in development

Noho Films & TV
 

Film

Writer & Creator

Director Stefan Georgiou
Starring
  • Jemima Roper
  • Dylan Edwards
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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
  •  

    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?

    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

     

    Radio

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    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     

    Other

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