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Angeli Macfarlane

Script developer
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Angeli is a freelance development consultant and script editor has worked for notably  Film4, Pathe, Carnival, Altered Image Films, Element Pictures, National Geographic Films, 42 Management.

With Altered Image Films she has made three films: Death Of A President, winner of an Emmy, BANFF and an RTS award, I Am Slave which was BAFTA nominated, the More4 feature documentary Little Matador and  she created a slate of feature and TV dramas for company director Gabriel Range. Slate projects include Lust For Life by Robin French, Costa Rica by Jake Arnott and Amber Trentham and Iolaire by Emily Ballou.

With Element Pictures Angeli supported the development of The Guard and has provided development consultation on upcoming features The Haven, to be directed by Justin Kerzel, Giorgos Lanthimos’ Balance Of Power and Corin Hardy’s first feature Where There’s Darkness. She also worked on Tinge Krishnan’s first feature Junkhearts and provided script mentoring on Parkville Pictures’ Borrowed Time, released in 2013. She is currently working with 42 Management on the development of two features with Tom Hardy and Anthony Byrne, for Screen Australia on two feature films, a sci-fi romance for Salon Pictures and a children’s adventure for Mint Productions written by Andrea Gibb (Dear Frankie). She has recently been commissioned by Creative England to mentor a successful novelist on her first screenplay adaptation.

Angeli provides on-going development consultancy and project assessment to the BFI, Creative England, the MEDIA programme, BAFTA-winning writer Jeremy Brock and Emmy winner and director Geoffrey Smith, As Angeli is fluent in French and Italian she has also script edited a number of features in Belgium, France and Italy. She is currently script editing the feature film of Latvian director Viestur Kairish: Chronicles Of Melanie.

Angeli teaches the National Film & Television School diploma in Script Development, she is a BA module leader in screenwriting at Central Film School and has lectured worldwide, most recently in the Philippines, Latvia and Lithuania in conjunction with the British Council, the Media Desk and the Lithuanian Film Centre. She is a voting member of BAFTA and has sat on four BAFTA juries.

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