Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

Writers for television

Theatre, Film & TV
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Biography

Fay and Oriane are a prolific and successful comedy writing partnership and are part of teams behind the multi-award winning comedies Green Wing and Smack the Pony and most recently Campus for Vicky Pile/Channel 4.

Their original comedy for Hartswood/BBC - Me and Mrs Jones - recently aired on BBC One. They are also currently writing their first film Floating Brothel for Atlantic Films.

Fay and Oriane's original half-hour comedy, Semi-Detached  is being produced by Hat Trick Productions for ITV, and they are adapting Good Vibrations for CPL.

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Television
Writer
Good Vibrations 2014
CPL Productions for ITV
In development
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

Comedy drama

Semi Detached 1 x 30'
2014
Hat Trick Productions for ITV
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling
Starring Katherine Parkinson, Ralf Little & Stephen Tompkinson

Comedy pilot

Me and Mrs Jones 6 x 30'
2011 to 2012
Hartswood Film and Television for BBC One
Creator Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling
Producer Serena Cullen
Director Nick Hurran
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

 
Campus 6 x 60'
2010
Monicker Pictures for Channel 4
Producer Victoria Pile
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling
Starring Andy Nyman, Joseph Millson, Sara Pascoe, Will Adamsdale & Dolly Wells

Part of a team of writers for comedy series which first broadcast as part of Channel 4's 'Comedy Showcase' season of comedy pilots.

Leftbank Pictures for E4
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

Comedy sketch show performed by a cast of children.

The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson: Series 2 8 x 30'
2010
BBC for BBC1
Producer Richard Webb
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

Comedy sketch show. Jon Culshaw and Debra Stephenson portray a host of well-known stars.

Horrible Histories: Series 2 13 x 30'
2009
Lion TV for CBBC
Producer Caroline Norris
Director Dominic Brigstocke and Steve Connelly
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

CBBC series introducing children to gruesome events and ghastly characters from British and international history.

Michelle Gomez Project 2009
Channel 4
In Development
Creator Victoria Pile
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

 
Nanny Project 2009
Fox Studio for Fox Network
Producer Barry Josephson and Jonathan Davis
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

Pilot. Live action script for Fox Network.

Steve and Julian Come Out 2009
Channel 4
Creator Victoria Pile
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

Filmed pilot for Channel 4

The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson: Series 1 8 x 30'
2009
BBC for BBC 1
Producer Richard Webb
Director Angie de Chastelai Smith
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

Comedy sketch show. Jon Culshaw and Debra Stephenson portray a host of well-known stars. The series has 23 impressions, including Anne Robinson, Ricky Gervais and Gene Hunt.

The Lucy Montgomery Show 1 x 30'
2009
BBC in-house
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

 
Big Hedz 2008
CBBC
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

Children's sketch show

Davey Dates 2008
RDF
Producer Clelia Mountford
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

Pilot script for ITV

Left/Right 2008
Objective
Producer Phil Clarke
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

 
Loosing my religion 2008
Freemantle/Channel X
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

Treatment option to script

Pinky & Perky - Harry Trotter 2008
CBBC
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

 
Randolph and Murray 2008
Fox Studio for Fox Network
Producer Jonathan Davis
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

Pilot animation script

The Wrong Door 2008

 
Producer Jack Cheshire
Director Ben Wheatley
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

Comedy sketch show set in a surreal parallel universe where film and TV special effects are part of everyday life. In this world, superheroes, wizards and dinosaurs are commonplace in the daily merry-go-round of car chases, explosions and disasters.

139 Dates 2007
BBC3
Producer Jim Poyser
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

Treatment option to script

Unfuckables 2007
Channel 4
Producer Arabella McGuigan
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

Original sketch show

Who's in the shed 2007
BBC 1
Producer Candida Julian Jones
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

 
9 to MI5 2006
Feel Good Fiction
Producer Laurence Bowen
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

Optioned format and script.

Bearded Ladies Sitcom 1 x 30'
2006
BBC in-house for BBC 2
Producer Jo Sargent, Jon Plowman and Karen Rosie
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

 
Dog Face 2006
Objective Productions for E4
Producer Richard Webb
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling
Starring Kevin Bishop, Steve Edge, Catherine Shepherd & Matt King

Comedy sketch show

Green Wing Christmas Special 2006
Talkback for Channel 4
Producer Victoria Pile
Director Dominic Brigstocke and Tristram Shapeero
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

 
In the army 2006
Granada for BBC4
Producer Saurabh Kakkar
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

 
Louise 2006
Granada for Channel 5
Producer Saurabh Kakkar
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

 
Man Stroke Woman: Series 2 6 x 30'
2006
BBC for BBC 3
Producer Ash Atalla
Director Richard Cantor
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling
Starring Daisy Haggard, Ben Crompton & Nick Frost

 
My Parents Are Aliens, Series 8: Rain stops play 14 x 30'
2006
ITV
Producer David Collier
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

 
Not doing christmas 2006
BBC1
Producer Anne Mensah
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

 
Green Wing: Series 2 2005
Talkback for Channel 4
Producer Victoria Pile
Director Dominic Brigstocke and Tristram Shapeero
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

 
My Parents Are Aliens, Series 7: Hot Gossip 2005
ITV
Producer David Collier
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

 
Stupid: Series 2 10 x 24
2005
CBBC for BBC 2
Producer Caroline Norris
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

Madcap fantasy comedy sketch show

Creator and Writer
Semi-Detached 2013
Hat Trick Productions for ITV
Creator Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling
Producer Rob Bullock /Jimmy Mulville
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

 
Film
Writer
Floating Brothel Feature
2011
Atlantic Film Group
Producer Nicole Dade
Writer Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling

Feature adaptation of award-winning book by Sian Rees.

Script Editor
Wedding Wars Feature
2008
Dan Films