Screenwriter

London / Los Angeles

 

+44 7469 257 007

melissa@provocativefilm.com

 

Manager:

Bob Sobhani

Maganet Management

+1 424 208 7188

 

Scripts available upon request

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melissa Osborne

MELISSA gained a degree in English and Drama from Queen Mary’s University and at 22 became Head of Business and Development at an interactive TV station (which was a posh was of saying she ran a porn channel). She had work published in trade and entertainment press as a writer and also gained the acknowledgment of ‘Media Week’ magazine’s ’30 Under 30’ competition.

 

In 2006 Melissa moved to the States where she wrote, produced and co-directed her first short film 'Nothing' as a no-budget experimental piece and it premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival. Then, after studying in the Professional Producing Program at UCLA, Melissa set about making her passion project CHANGE – a narrative short that explores the irony of a law passing to prevent same-sex marriage on the same day that America elected its first black President, seen through the eyes of a black, gay teen.  CHANGE is now a multi-award winning film that has played throughout the world and is available for free to schools throughout California as part of Frameline’s ‘Youth In Motion’ and on iTunes.

 

Melissa’s first feature script LOSING IT created a lot of buzz and landed her in the Tracking Board’s Top 100 Young & Hungry writers list in 2013 and a mentor at CAA. Since arriving back in the UK Melissa has teamed up with Brightstar Pictures to produce her TV drama WHITE ELEPHANT.

 

Melissa lives in Amersham, Buckinghamshire with her hubby and 3 kids.

 

 

Melissa's script EASY OUT is a quarterfinalist in the Script Pipeline competition 2018.

 

Melissa's British TV pilot WHITE ELEPHANT was chosen for the Talent Connector program by Industrial Scripts - Septemebr 2015.

 

Melissa Osborne was chosen as one of Tracking Boards Top 100 Young and Hungry writers of 2013.

 

AWARDS FOR 'CHANGE'

Minghella Film Festival, UK - Best Drama Winner

Inside Out Film Festival, Tornoto - Audience Award Winner

Action on Film, California - Best LGBT Winner

Seattle LGBT Film Festival - Jury Award Winner

San Diego Black Film Festival - Best LGBT Film Winner

Long Beach Q Fest - Best Director Winner

The Iris Prize - UK - nominated

Texas Black Film Festival - Nominated Best Short

Athens International Film & Video Festival - Honorable Mention

USA Film Festival - Finalist

Recognition