Screenwriter & playwright

Kefi is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright.

Kefi’s first offering as a writer came when she was still at school where she wrote a ‘novel’ about a space dog, which was chosen for a gifted children’s writing programme. She went on to be shortlisted for the WH Smith Young Writers’ Award several times and her poems were published in an anthology. She subsequently turned to the stage and her work has been programmed at the Royal Court, Paines Plough, The Arcola and Nottingham Playhouse amongst others. 

Kefi now writes primarily for the screen. Current feature projects include an adaptation of her critically acclaimed play Any Means Necessary for Wellington Films (with the BFI);  In The Kingdom Of The Isles with Selkie Productions and Toxic, an original with Escape Films. 

For TV, Kefi also has a number of original and adaptation projects in development. She is also an experienced script editor.

An impressive film about a pair of car thieves in the north of England combines social commentary, poignant drama and lyrical cinematography.

The Guardian
on Looted

An impressive first feature.

Mark Kermode
BBC on Looted

"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

"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

"A wonderful script from Pannevis and Kefi Chadwick"

Paul Heath
Hollywood News on Looted

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LONGLIST: Raindance Discovery Award and BIFA New Talent Best Debut Screenwriter.. WINNER: International Critics FIPRESCI award, PÖFF Tallinn Black Nights Dec 2019.
Producer Jennifer Eriksson and Jessie Mangum
Director Rene Pannevis
Writer Co-Written with Rene Pannevis

Funded by Film London, BFI, BBC Films under Microwave Scheme. 

★★★★½ - DMovies, ★★★★ - The Guardian, ★★★★ - The Times, ★★★★ - Financial Times, ★★★★ - Total Film, ★★★★ - Filmuforia, ★★★★ - Flickfeast.

BFI and BBC Films
Film London Broadcaster

Writer & Creator 

Any Means Necessary
Winner of 2020 Creative Europe MEDIA award
Producer Anna Griffin

Political drama based on real life story of the women deceived into long term relationships with undercover police officers. Life rights acquired.

Wellington Films
In Development
Producer Harriet Rees
Director Debbie Isitt

Comedy about six women on an ill-fated hen do.

Kaleidoscope Films
In Development
Producer Wendy Griffin
Director Georgia Oakley

Drama inspired by the real life story of Syrian refugees resettled in the Outer Hebrides.

Funded by Creative Scotland
Selkie Productions
In Development
Producer Michelle Stein, BFI Vision Award

Thriller based on real life events at Porton Down in 1950 and the reopening of the investigation into the gassing and killing of servicemen in 1990.
Exclusive life rights acquired.

Escape Films
In Development with Sky Cinema
Top pick at Berlin Shorts Film Festival, selected for BFI Comedy Genius Strand.
Producer Sangeeta Parekh and Annabel Bates
Director Isabelle Sieb

Comedy Drama.

Honeybee Films
18 - My Teenage Mind
2019 Changing Minds Short Film Award
Pilot Theatre
Twice Vimeo Staff Pick and sold to Shorts International.
Director Stefan Georgiou

Screened at 16 Oscar and Bafta nominated festivals including Tribeca, Encounters, Naples Florida, Emdem. Selected by BFI Network and the British Council for their short film portal. 

Chasing the Bear
New York Audience Choice award. Runner Up - Best International Short Film Category at the Waterford Film Festival
Director Steve North

Drama inspired by real life story of child member of the UVF. It screened nationally and internationally including USA and Ireland.

Screen South
Girl Power
Best Comedy Short at Aesthetica Film Festival
Director Ben Bee
  • Dakota Blue Richards
  • Alice Lowe
  • Jason Flemyng
  • 19 minute short. Screenings so far include Rome Independent Film Festival, Rhode Island Film Festival, This is England (France), Colchester Film Festival, Brighton Cine City. Sold to Shorts TV.

    Producer Savannah James-Bayly

    Inspired by a true story based on the life of a genetic engineer at the Sanger Institute, Cambridge.

    Supported by EIFF Ideas Lab
    In Development



    What Larks
    In Development with Sky Comedy
    Additional Material
    Creator Oliver Lansley
    Hat Trick for Pop TV
    Creator Robert Thorogood
    Producer Ella Kelly
    Director Richard Signy
    Red Planet Pictures for BBC
    Creator Stephen Greenhorn
    BBC Scotland

    Writer & Creator 

    IE IE Productions for BBC
    In Development

    An adaptation of Daisy McNally's thriller.

    Tiger Lily Films
    In Development

    An adaptation of the novel by Lexie Elliot.

    Urban Myth
    In Development
    Creator co-created with Isabelle Sieb
    Spelthorne Community Television for Channel 4 Comedy
    In Development
    Producer Ali Carron
    Writer co-writing with Pippa Bennett-Warner
    In Development

    Creator & Additional Writer 

    Additional Material
    Director O-T Fagbenle / Nick Collett
  • O-T Fagbenle
  • Additional Writer and Script Editor across all six episodes in series one. Broadcast C4 in Nov 2020.

    Luti Media for E4, Hulu
    Writer co-writing with Danny McNamara
    Tall Stories
    In Development



    Producer Giles Croft
    Director Giles Croft
    Nottingham Playhouse
    Mathematics of the Heart
    Best New Play at the Brighton Fringe Festival, Outstanding Artistic Achievement - The Argus
    Producer Natural Shocks
    Director Donnacadh O'Briain
    The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton / Theatre 503
    Producer Natural Shocks
    Director Donnacadh O'Briain
    Pleasance Courtyard / Assembly Gardens



    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4