Screenwiter / Director

 

+44 7469 257 007

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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

 

CHANGE

 

A short film written, produced and directed by Melissa Osborne.

 

Jamie is an African-American teenager grappling with his sexual identity on the night Barrack Obama is elected president and Proposition 8 - the voter initiative to eliminate same-sex marriage – is passed.

 

When one of his friends initiates the bullying of an openly gay classmate, Jamie uses his wits to try and prevent it, but when things don’t go the way he predicted, he is forced to face his fears head on.

 

CHANGE explores the irony of Prop 8 passing on the very day that Barack Obama broke historic barriers to become our first African American President. It's a beautiful, heartbreaking story that is sure to reignite the frustration and disappointment that so many Californians felt that next morning.

 

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www.afilmforchange.com      IMDB                      CHANGE EPK

 

Length: 24 mins                         Status: Released

Festival Distribution - CFMDC    www.cfmdc.org

 

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"It's not often that a short can take on something approaching the narrative scope of a feature and succeed, but 'Change' does just that and more."

John Korn, The Bay Citizen

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