When I go into schools I often talk about screenwriting. Like writing novels, it wasn't something I thought I could do.  I love watching TV and films and did a masters degree where I studied race and representation in Hollywood. Making a film or TV show is a lot more collaborative than writing a novel as there are a lot more people involved. 



Staring Joseph Marcell and Shin-Fei Chen 


Written by Maisie Chan

Directed by Paul Sng

Produced by Johanna Blair

Editor: Christopher Chow

DOP: David Lee

Executive Producers: Chi Thai and Sarah Drummond

Production company: LS Productions 

Funded by BFI, Screen Scotland and the National Lottery



  • Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2022
  • British Shorts in Berlin Jan 2022
  • Sharp Shorts screening at Glasgow Film Festival March 2022
  • London Short Film Festival 2023 
  • Dublin International Film Festival 2023


Books to Film Agent: 

Hannah Ladds at Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV and Film Agency



Screen Credits: 

Pip and Posy  Series 2 Episode (Magic Light Pictures, 2023)

Folding (BFI/Screen Scotland funded short film, 2022)





Currently working with a script editor from NFTS course


NFTS Writing for Comedy Drama 2023 with Hannah Robinson at BBC Scotland


BBC WRITERSROOM: SCOTTISH VOICES 2023 - Read more about the six month scheme here


EAST member (A network for ESEA screenwriters) - ongoing


Magic Light Pictures: Trainee Writer Scheme 2022:  In-depth training on how to write for Pip and Posy, shadowing working with head writer


CBBC Story Conference 2021: New animated show in development x 3 story conferences


CBeebies Story Conference 2021: New animated show in development x 1 story conference


BEATS FELLOW 2020/21 - Mentored by Emma Reeves (CBBC The Worst Witch, My Mum Tracy Beaker)


Sharp Shorts:  Development Scheme (Short Circuit/BFI) 2020/2021 - script development (Folding) and industry insight. Funded short film, directed by Paul Sng (BAFTA Breakthrough 2022). 


BBC Writersroom: New Voices Festival (Children's TV) 2020 - attendee


ScreenSkills: Writing for Children's TV (Animation) Course Feb - March 2021 with Myles McLeod (The Brothers McLeod - Circle Square)


Write4Film: (Scottish Film Talent Network) 2019-2020 - Six months scheme with script editor Anna Seifert-Speck and masterclasses from Phil Parker, Paul Fraser. Pitching coaching with John Letham. Wrote a short RESPITE (10 mins) and feature outline for Danny Chung novel adaptation. 


BBC Writersroom: British Chinese Writers Weekend 2008 with Phil Parker and Paul Ashton


SCRIPT Birmingham: Introduction to Screen Writing 2008 - 4 week course 



Awards/Short listings:

B3 Media - Digishorts - ASTON MANNA (10 min short) Shortlisted 2009


Screen West Midlands - Digishorts - ASTON MANNA (10 min short) Shortlisted 2009 (team: Roger Shannon as producer and Pogus Caesar as director)


BBC Writersroom: BBC Bites (Short film competition) - LYCHEES AND BINGO BALLS (10 min short film script) Winner 2008