Very excited that we made the shortlist for BAFTA Rocliffe Children, Family and YA competition with our YA script, THE LOST TAPES OF ROXY JONES. This is the third time we’ve made it through on this prestigious award. Rocliffe really is a life-changing competition. It helped us get representation, it’s given us the chance to meet so many new contacts and friends, and it’s been a massive boost for morale. I entered my first ever script – Mum-Life Crisis – into the Comedy competition back in early 2016, and the thoughtful and encouraging feedback I received helped me to write a better draft (and – most importantly – stopped me from giving up straight away!)
That draft went on to make the shortlist for the Funny Women Awards.
We stopped entering for a few years because we were busy developing a project with Zodiak Kids and working on other things. Then, in 2019, I decided it was time to try again, this time getting shortlisted for FOLLOWERS in the Childrens’ & YA category again. (Full disclosure: there have been at least three other scripts that didn’t get anywhere! Don’t want to give the impression it’s been all sunshine and lollipops.)
Anyway, if you’re trying to decide whether or not to enter, just go for it! I entered that first script not knowing anything much at all about screen writing. It really has been life-changing.
Here's a congrats to the @BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Children Family and YA runner-ups: @shinykatie and @Alexmilway (THE LOST TAPES OF ROXY JONES), @Freya_Alderson (HEX), @SarahMc65044669 (GROWING PAINS) pic.twitter.com/vYqphjrI3b
— Rocliffe Productions & Writing Competition (@rocliffeforum) May 16, 2021