Screenwiter / Director

 

+44 7469 257 007

melissa@provocativefilm.com

 

Agent

Trracey Hyde

Casarotto Ramsay & Associates

+44 20 7287 4450

www.casarotto.co.uk

 

Scripts available upon request

 

NEWS:

 

Melissa is thrilled to be one of 11 writers chosen to be on the BBC Writersroom 2020 Drama Writers Program. She will be developing an original idea with BBC Studios.

 

Melissa is excited to be adapting a book about the legendary actress Bette Davis with producers Tanya Seghatchian and John Woodward.

 

Melissa was one of the top 10 female writers of the Nicholl Fellowship competition 2018 and was flown to L.A. to attend the WG Festival.

 

Melissa's spec EASY OUT is a finalist in the Script Pipeline competition 2018.

 

EASY OUT is a quarterfinalist in the Page Screenwriting Awards.

 

EASY OUT is a semifinalist in the Academy Nicholl Fellowship.

 

EASY OUT is currently a second rounder in the Austin Screenplay competition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MELISSA OSBORNE

Melissa studied English & Drama at Queen Mary University in London and then lived for several years in California before returning to the UK. Melissa’s first feature script LOSING IT landed her on Tracking Board’s Top 100 Young & Hungry writers list.

 

Her latest script EASY OUT is a Nicholl Fellowship semifinalist, has a director attached and is currently out to financiers. Melissa wrote, produced and directed an award-wnning short film, CHANGE, which was acquired by iTunes, Shorts TV, The Canadian Filmakers Distribution Centre and Frameline Film Festivals’ ‘Youth in Motion’ program where it was made available to schools throughout California.

 

Melissa is currently developing a TV drama, and is also working on a book adaptation with producer, Tanya Seghatchian (HARRY POTTER, COLD WAR). Melissa is represented by Tracey Hyde at Casarotto Ramsay & Associates. She has 3, mostly adorable children.

 

 

Melissa's script EASY OUT is a finalist in the Script Pipeline competition 2018, a semi-finalist in PAGE AWARDS and the NICHOLL FELLOWSHIP and a second-rounder in the Austin Screenwriting Competition.

 

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

 

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