Lisa Gifford

Lisa is a writer of television, film, digital and stage. She is one of the Edinburgh TV Festival’s Ones To Watch 2018, and the winner of the US Indie Series Award for Best Drama Writing for her digital series, 3some. She has recently written for BBC’s EASTENDERS and is currently writing and producing an original series with Jed Mercurio and Hat Trick Productions. Before becoming a writer, Lisa worked as a brickie, barista, NHS manager and wrestling ring announcer, and is passionate about bringing her working-class roots to her writing.

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TELEVISION
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WORKING CLASS VOICES (2018-19)
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Jed Mercurio/Hat Trick Productions
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A series of monologues, starring some of the UK’s best known working class actors, dealing with life in modern Britain from a working class perspective. Lisa created the Working Class Voices project as a response to the limitation of working class writers and actors in the UK industry. In development.
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EASTENDERS (2017-18)
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BBC
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Writer on long running series.
FILM
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COVETOUS (2018)
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Commissioned to co-write this thriller feature film with director, Melanie Light. In development.
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QUAIL HOLLOW (2017)
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Templeheart Films
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Screenplay rewrite of this horror feature.
SHORT FILM
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A LARK (2017)
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Capital City Entertainment
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Writer/Director/Producer
4’ sci-fi horror short
*2017 Stormy Weather Horror Fest
(Nominated – Outstanding Female Filmmaker, Winner – Best Editing)
*2017 Changing Face Film Festival (Nominated – Best Sci Fi Short Film)
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SUPERMUM (2015)
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Capital City Entertainment
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Writer/Director/Producer
3’ comedy short
*2015 Funny Women Awards Finalist
*2015 Raindance Film Festival Gala Film
*2015 Homochrom Film Festival
*2015 Hamilton Comedy Film Festival
*2015 Southampton Film Week
*2017 Pilot Light Festival, Manchester
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THE BEAR (2014)
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GoryTime Productions
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Commissioned to direct the pilot episode of this series of short films.
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LILY GETS A TAN (2014)
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GoryTime Productions
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Commissioned to write one episode of this series of short films.
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SWEETHEART (2012)
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Capital City Entertainment
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10' drama/thriller short
*2012 Raindance Film Festival
*2012 BragaCine Film Festival
*2012 Fort Lauderdale Film Festival
*2013 Cacica Film Festival
*2013 West Chester International Film Festival
ONLINE
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PERSONA (2014)
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AppMedia Network
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Webseries - Commissioned to storyline and write five 25 minute episodes of series 8.
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3SOME (2013)
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Capital City Entertainment
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Writer/Director/Producer of webseries.
7 x 7' drama series. Broadcast on television in the UK, USA, Europe and Africa, and distributed across multiple online platforms to more than 3.5m views worldwide. Nominated for over twenty international awards, and selected for more than ten international festivals.
*2014 Indie Series Awards – Best Drama Writing, Best Actor
*2014 LA Webfest – Outstanding Actress in a Drama
*2014 Miami Webfest – Best Romantic Series
*2014 Snobby Robot Awards – Best Actor
THEATRE
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3SOME (2012)
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Published by PlayDead Press in 2013 and had two sell out runs at the Etcetera Theatre, London.
*2012 Everything Theatre Audience Pick of Camden Fringe
DOCUMENTARY
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UNTITLED WRESTLING DOCUMENTARY (2018)
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HUSTLE Wrestling
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Writer/Director
A short documentary focussing on the build-up to the first professional match of female HUSTLE trainee, Mariah. In production.
TELEVISION
Production Company Notes
WORKING CLASS VOICES (2018-19) Jed Mercurio/Hat Trick Productions A series of monologues, starring some of the UK’s best known working class actors, dealing with life in modern Britain from a working class perspective. Lisa created the Working Class Voices project as a response to the limitation of working class writers and actors in the UK industry. In development.
EASTENDERS (2017-18) BBC Writer on long running series.
FILM
Production Company Notes
COVETOUS (2018) Commissioned to co-write this thriller feature film with director, Melanie Light. In development.
QUAIL HOLLOW (2017) Templeheart Films Screenplay rewrite of this horror feature.
SHORT FILM
Production Company Notes
A LARK (2017) Capital City Entertainment Writer/Director/Producer
4’ sci-fi horror short
*2017 Stormy Weather Horror Fest
(Nominated – Outstanding Female Filmmaker, Winner – Best Editing)
*2017 Changing Face Film Festival (Nominated – Best Sci Fi Short Film)
SUPERMUM (2015) Capital City Entertainment Writer/Director/Producer
3’ comedy short
*2015 Funny Women Awards Finalist
*2015 Raindance Film Festival Gala Film
*2015 Homochrom Film Festival
*2015 Hamilton Comedy Film Festival
*2015 Southampton Film Week
*2017 Pilot Light Festival, Manchester
THE BEAR (2014) GoryTime Productions Commissioned to direct the pilot episode of this series of short films.
LILY GETS A TAN (2014) GoryTime Productions Commissioned to write one episode of this series of short films.
SWEETHEART (2012) Capital City Entertainment 10' drama/thriller short
*2012 Raindance Film Festival
*2012 BragaCine Film Festival
*2012 Fort Lauderdale Film Festival
*2013 Cacica Film Festival
*2013 West Chester International Film Festival
ONLINE
Production Company Notes
PERSONA (2014) AppMedia Network Webseries - Commissioned to storyline and write five 25 minute episodes of series 8.
3SOME (2013) Capital City Entertainment Writer/Director/Producer of webseries.
7 x 7' drama series. Broadcast on television in the UK, USA, Europe and Africa, and distributed across multiple online platforms to more than 3.5m views worldwide. Nominated for over twenty international awards, and selected for more than ten international festivals.
*2014 Indie Series Awards – Best Drama Writing, Best Actor
*2014 LA Webfest – Outstanding Actress in a Drama
*2014 Miami Webfest – Best Romantic Series
*2014 Snobby Robot Awards – Best Actor
THEATRE
Production Company Notes
3SOME (2012) Published by PlayDead Press in 2013 and had two sell out runs at the Etcetera Theatre, London.
*2012 Everything Theatre Audience Pick of Camden Fringe
DOCUMENTARY
Production Company Notes
UNTITLED WRESTLING DOCUMENTARY (2018) HUSTLE Wrestling Writer/Director
A short documentary focussing on the build-up to the first professional match of female HUSTLE trainee, Mariah. In production.