Festivals & Awards
ScreenCraft Film Fund Finalist
Reykjavík Talent Lab
Coverfly The Red List · Top Rated Fantasy Screenplay
Coverfly The Red List · #1 Fantasy Short of All-Time
Mel Piper is a European nomad who writes and directs films concerning heroines, monsters and music. ScreenCraft finalist, Stowe Story Lab Final Draft Fellowship finalist, two- time WeScreenplay Diverse Voices semifinalist and BlueCat quarter-finalist. Selected for the European Genre Forum 2018, Reykjavík Talent Lab 2019 and the Works in Progress at Brussels Genre Film Market 2020. Operetta-fed by Silesian grandparents she grew up in a German fairytale forest. Studied drama in New York City, film studies in London and never returned home. Member of WIFT and EWA.
Isolation is the debilitating current of our time. I chose poetic dialogue and staging to interpret this current within magical realism. Amidst segregation the love we have for each other keeps us connected. Polaris falling in love with the story traveller fills me with hope. With one story ending another one might begin.
The SHADOW PLAYERS screenplay is a ScreenCraft Film Fund Finalist 2019 and rated #1 Fantasy Short of All-Time on the Coverfly Red List.