I love films and even spent seven years working at a famous video store when I was studying at Uni (I did a masters degree which looked at racial representation in films). I think a lot of people pitch books against TV and films, but the majority of the things you see on the screen are written.  I often think that screenwriters get forgotten, especially when you have big named actors or directors involved. I love to challenge myself and to try new forms of writing and like the books I write, I want to include more East and Southeast representation and want to see more faces like mine on the screen. 



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)




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 Writer's room 2021: New animated show in development x 3 story conferences


CBeebies Writer's room 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 




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