Who We Are

Karla Williams
Karla Williams is a playwright and screenwriter. She won the Best Screenplay Award at the Van d’Or Awards 2013 for her short film Pretty Bitch (based upon the stage play of the same name). Pretty Bitch the film, has been screened internationally including at the BFI in London, Denmark, Berlin, Vancouver and Turkey. Pretty Bitch the stage play has been performed at Soho Theatre, Arcola Theatre, St James Theatre and Pleasance Theatre, Islington

Her full length play But I Don’t Like Girls was selected for the Talawa Firsts Festival and long listed for the Alfred Fagon Award and Bruntwood Prize. She was under commission with Tamasha Theatre Company and Paines Plough Theatre for the event Come To Where I’m From which featured writers such as Arinze Kene, Vinay Patel, Mike Bartlett and Che Walker. She is one of the writers for the Hear Me Now Actors Audition Monologues for Actors of Colour published by Oberon Books. She is currently developing two dramas FALL FROM GRACE and BLACK AND WHITE and one comedy CELIBATE for TV.

Karla is represented by The Avenue Literary and Talent Management: http://www.theavenueltm.co.uk/writers

Rebecca Coley 
Rebecca Coley has worked in film for over 13 years. She worked as the late-night News Editor for ITV Regional in the Channel Islands and for Colonial and Hall TV making travel documentaries. She has set up and run the Branchage School (affiliated to Branchage Festival) holding a series of training and Director’s Labs and was also selected for the Berlinale Talent Lab in 2012. She made a series of short films in Indonesia and worked on the feature film Imaginary Summer which she co-directed with Richard Hall.

Rebecca has made the short films Jack BlondHard To SayPants and Pretty Bitch. Her shorts have has been featured in festivals all over the world inducing London Short Film Festival; Bornshorts Festival, Denmark; Women in Film Festival, Vancouver; Director’s Circle Festival of Shorts, Sprout Touring Festival USA and British Short Festival, Berlin. She has also worked on promo films and attended the London School of Dramatic Arts and writing courses at Arvon and the Script Factory. Her self-funded documentary shot in Indonesia named Open to the Point is in the final stages of post-production.