European nomad

Mel Piper writes and directs films and theatre 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 WIP@BIFMarket 2020. Fed with operetta by Silesian grandparents and brought up in German fairytale country. Studied acting in New York, film studies in London and never returned home. Member of WIFT and EWA.

 

Her fiction and non-fiction articles, stories, and essays have been published in various publications. Her writing covers topics of sustainability, nature, love, linguistics, travel, self and interpersonal relationships. But mostly it's about those magical bits in between.

Fantasy short film Shadow Players by screenwriter and director Mel Piper is a finalist in contention for the ScreenCraft Film Fund

Film Fund 2019 Finalist & 2020 Semifinalist

STOWE STORY LABS FINAL DRAFT FELLOWSHIP 2020 Finalist

No Man's Land genre film project by filmmaker Mel Piper is selected for the European Genre Forum

Participant 2018


Mel Piper is selected for the Reykjavík Talent Lab 2019

Talent Lab 2019 Participant

Interview with Mel Piper, creator of No Man’s Land, a genre feature film project

Sitges Pitchbox 2018

Special Mention

Screenplays by Mel Piper are WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Semifinalists in 2017 and 2019

Diverse Voices 2019 & 2010

Semifinalist


BIF MARKET WIP Session 2020 Selection

A screenplay by Mel Piper is Quarter Finalist in the BlueCat Screenplay Competition 2020

Screenplay Competition 2020 Quarter Finalist

ROY W. DEAN GRANT 2019

Special Mention



Legal rep: Unverzagt Rechtsanwälte, Hamburg. Mel Piper's screenplays are registered with the Writers Guild of America.