Screenwriter · Director

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 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.

Training · Education

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Reykjavík Talent Lab · 2019

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European Genre Forum · 2018


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Bachelor of Arts (hons) Film Studies with Arts Management · London Metropolitan University · 2006

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Chris Vogler's masterclass · The Writer's Journey · 2015


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Summer Program · American Academy of Dramatic Arts · New York · 2005

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Foundation Course · Gaiety School of Acting · Dublin · 2003



Legal rep: Unverzagt Rechtsanwälte, Hamburg.

Screenplays are registered with the Writers Guild of America.