Meet the Team

Our team of film industry mentors has many years of experience writing and making award-winning films, teaching screenwriting, as well as running high profile workshops across the globe to 100s of students.

Chris is a former actor. His first foray into short-format storytelling, Chris directed and co-wrote the comedy short The Hitman and short drama Debt.
Chris’ debut feature Astral sold to the US, Russia and the UK including to Netflix. Astral premiered at the San Diego International Film Festival and was nominated for Best World Premiere, Best Feature, and the Chris Brinker Breakthrough Director Award. Most recently he produced the short film Blood – which held its World Premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019. 
Chris has been a student mentor for Raindance / Staffordshire University.  He is currently developing two feature films and two television pilots with his brother Michael.

Lucy V. Hay aka Bang2write is a script editor, author and blogger who helps writers.

Her site at has appeared on The Write Life’s ‘Top 100 Sites for Writers’ three years in a row. Lucy is the author of Writing Diverse Characters For Fiction, TV or Film, as as well as the script editor and advisor on numerous features and shorts.

Lucy is also a novelist and her debut crime novel, The Other Twin is being adapted by Agatha Raisin producers Free@LastTV.

Carl Schoenfeld is a BAFTA and Prix Europa-nominated producer with over three decades experience in the film industry.  

His ventures with BBC, Channel4/Film4, BFI and many others have embraced new technology and explored new territory in content production. In addition to teaching screenwriting, he works with the European Commission as a film expert.

Carl also teaches an oversubscribed screenwriting course at the University of Oxford with a 100% student satisfaction rating.  In his fifteen years of teaching, Carl set up and managed industry-leading programs for Raindance, and several leading universities.  His students have gone on to work with a wide variety of top production companies.


A Message From Carl Schoenfeld, Course Leader

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