Runtime: 2hrs

Do you have a short screenplay (up to 10 pages / 10 mins long)? Would you like advice from professional writers and producers on how to develop it and get it made?

We're offering 8 budding writers the opportunity to have their work read and critiqued by successful UK writer/director/producer team Dominic Brunt and Joanne Mitchell.

Once you have booked on the session we will contact you for a copy of your draft script - Dominic and Joanne will read your script in advance and prepare feedback and advice to share with you at the Script Surgery. They will also be available to answer questions and give advice on how to succeed as a writer.

You must be over 15 to attend this workshop. Under 18s will be required to complete a consent form signed by a parent or guardian. 

Dominic Brunt, Actor, Director, Writer, Producer

Born in Greater Manchester in 1970, Dominic studied Performing Arts to a B-Tech level before winning a place at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Professional work as an actor started in 1993 with numerous television roles along with many films and dramas over the ensuing 4 years. Dominic has been a cast member of multi-award winning Emmerdale since 1997.
Dominic directed feature film Before Dawn which gained distribution in many countries including Japan, Australia, Germany, America, Canada and the UK where the film was released in cinemas. Two short films for festivals, The Mighty Witch Killers and Shellshocked (Which received a special mention at Melies d'Argent, Leeds Film Festival) followed before work started on Bait for Metrodome International. Again, this feature was distributed throughout all the main territories and won Dominic an award for best director at The Nevada Film Festival in 2015 as well as being chosen as the closing film for Fantasia Film Festival in Toronto. Dominic also directed Attack of the Adult Babies in 2017 and is due to start shooting a further feature early next year.

Joanne Mitchell, Actor, Writer, Producer

Joanne attended The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where she trained as an actress for three years. Since graduating she has had a full and varied career as an actress in TV, Film, Theatre, Radio and Voiceovers. Over the years she has found a passion for writing and producing. So far three films that she has co- written and co-produced have had worldwide distribution, one of which was recently on Netflix and HULU (Bait). Before Dawn and Attack Of The Adult Babies have also had success all over the world with a successful run on The Horror Channel. She has also written and produced two shorts, Shellshocked, and The Mighty Witch Killers Of Pendle Hill and her directorial debut, SYBIL, is currently doing the international festival rounds. In 2017 Joanne was nominated and shortlisted by Screen International and FrightFest for the upcoming star of the horror genre award. Joanne is now working alongside Grimmfest films on a feature length horror film, Hospice, which she will be directing.