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.
Film Fund 2019 Finalist & 2020 Semifinalist
STOWE STORY LABS FINAL DRAFT FELLOWSHIP 2020 Finalist
Talent Lab 2019 Participant
Sitges Pitchbox 2018
Diverse Voices 2019 & 2010
BIF MARKET WIP Session 2020 Selection
Screenplay Competition 2020 Quarter Finalist
ROY W. DEAN GRANT 2019
Legal rep: Unverzagt Rechtsanwälte, Hamburg. Mel Piper's screenplays are registered with the Writers Guild of America.