MY SCREENWRITING JOURNEY SO FAR....
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.
Written by Maisie Chan
Directed by Paul Sng
Produced by Johanna Blair
Editor: Christopher Chow
DOP: David Lee
Production company: LS Productions
Funded by BFI, Screen Scotland and the National Lottery
Books to Film Agent:
Hannah Ladds at Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV and Film Agency
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
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