Original Screenplays

About heroines, creatures & music

Mel Piper writes original screenplays with a strong European connection.


Her screenplays have been placed in the final rounds of the ScreenCraft Film Fund 2020 and 2019, the WeScreenplay Diverse Voices 2019 and 2017 and the BlueCat Screenplay Competition. Her work features on Coverfly's The Red List.


KOMTESS BOHEMIA is the only screenplay from a German writer among the eight finalists in contention for the Stowe Story Lab - Final Draft Fellowship 2020.


She would like to write the next Tim Burton movie.


Mel Piper is legally represented by Unverzagt Rechtsanwälte, Hamburg. Her screenplays are registered with the Writers Guild of America.


Komtess Bohemia is an original screenplay by Mel Piper

Stowe Story Labs Final Draft Fellowship 2020 Finalist, BlueCat Screenplay Competition 2020 Quarter Finalist, WeScreenplay Diverse Voices 2019 Semifinalist

Shadow Players is a fantasy short film written and directed by Mel Piper

ScreenCraft Film Fund 2019 Finalist, ScreenCraft Film Fund 2020 Semifinalist, Roy W. Dean Grant 2019 Special Mention

No Man's Land is an original screenplay by Mel Piper

Brussels Fantastic Film Festival BIF Market WiP Session 2020, European Genre Forum 2018, Reykjavík Talent Lab 2019 - German Films travel support, Sitges Pitchbox 2018 Special Mention, WeScreenplay Diverse Voices 2017 Semifinalist

No Man's Land genre film project by filmmaker Mel Piper is selected for the European Genre Forum
Fantasy short film Shadow Players by screenwriter and director Mel Piper is a finalist in contention for the ScreenCraft Film Fund
Mel Piper's writer profile on Coverfly
Screenplays by Mel Piper are WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Semifinalists in 2017 and 2019

Mel Piper is a member of the International Screenwriters Association
A screenplay by Mel Piper is Quarter Finalist in the BlueCat Screenplay Competition 2020
Interview with Mel Piper, creator of No Man’s Land, a genre feature film project