ISLA URE

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WRITER AND EDITOR

As well as having worked as a researcher, script reader and treatment writer for companies such as Camden Film Co (London), Wanda (Paris/London) and Ursula Rani Sarma, my theatre and film scripts have been recognised and supported by organisations internationally. I'm passionate about finding that flicker of human truth within every story, I love telling stories set in often unseen worlds, and I'm particularly interested in themes related to psycho-social issues.

I've also spent many years teaching and mentoring young people and youth offenders. This has inspired much of my writing.

I'm the co-founder of Blue Gravy Productions, check out what we're up to here: https://www.bluegravyproductions.com/

SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS

Breaking Through the Lens finalist 2021

WScripted Top 25 Excellent Screenplays by women @ Cannes Film Market, 2021

Ffilm Cymru career development funded, 2021

BAFTA crew 2019-20

THE TIDES (feature screenplay)

BAFTA Rocliffe shortlist (top 8 screenplays read), 2020 

Semi-Finalist, Ava DuVernay's 'Diverse Voices' 2020

Semi-Finalist, Final Draft's 'Big Break' 2020

Grand Prize Winner 'Cinefluential' Screenwriting contest, 2019

Quarterfinalist, Shore Scripts, 2020

REPRISE (short film)

BFI funded, 2019

Best Short Film nomination, Womxnchester film festival, 2021

Best Screenplay nomination, Womxnchester film festival, 2021

 

CANVEY ISLAND (short film)

Official Selection, Two Short Nights, 2021

Genera Films Award, 2018​

A CONVERSATION (short screenplay)

Winner, iFilmThings & Final Draft short screenplay award, 2020​

PASSENGERS (short film)

BFI Future Film nomination, 2013​

BAFTA New Filmmakers Market, 2014

Best Actor Winner, Underwire, 2013​

Vertical Lab mentee 2018-20

John Brabourne award recipient, 2017​

HERE-WE-ARE (short play)

Shortlisted, Southwark Playhouse 'Little Pieces of Gold' 2018

OBSERVATIONS OF A SPARROW (full-length play)

Top 1.5% PAPATANGO Playwriting Competition, 2019

Longlisted, Traverse New Writing Prize, 2020 (final decision tbc)

DARKLING SKY (full-length play)

New Welsh Playwright @ Sherman Theatre, 2018

4th Place, Bread & Roses Playwriting Competition, 2019

Longlisted for Theatre 503 Playwright Award, 2019

Top 15, Bristol Old Vic 'Open Session' 2018

THIS IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE (short film)

3rd Place Smoke & Mirrors 48hr film festival, 2014

HALCYON HEIGHTS (feature film)​​

Best Feature, Best Sound, Best Music and Best Cinematography wins, International Film Festival of Wales, 2016

Official Selection and Best Feature nomination, Toronto Independent Film Awards, 2016

Official Selection, LA Cinefest, 2016​

Award of Excellence, Depth of Field Film Festival, 2016​