Suzy Miller is a screenwriter and filmmaker.
Currently studying Screenwriting MA at Falmouth University.
I’m a new screenwriter, late 50s, finally having the headspace to shift from single mother to writer and to follow my calling.
I felt drawn to return to the world of script reading and script editing/drama development (I’d worked for Film Four and BBC Films before children) but how could I do that without experiencing writing a screenplay myself?
As a script editor in my youth I remember male writers moving into hotels so they could write, leaving the chaos of children at home. But with three small children, overnight a single mum with the eldest just 6, and the youngest 18 months, I didn’t stand a chance. But then they grew up.
Taking the plunge in my late 50’s having never written a screenplay, was massive. But immediately I started to get a good response testing out the competition circuit: Quarter Finalist Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards 2019 Holiday Season Competition and Semi Finalist Screencraft Shorts Competition 2019 .
I drew on the world I know, the issues I’m passionate about, let my sense of humour coupled with my imagination take flight, and ran away to a remote place to see what would happen. And now I’m stuffed. Genie’s out the bottle. And here we are.
Recently I gathered local film making talent and I produced the first Short Film I’d written inspired by my mum who has early stage dementia. A comedic antidote to ‘The Father’. Currently accepted into various festivals and a finalist in a few more.
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- Quarter Finalist Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards 2019 Holiday Season Competition (Imagine)
- Semi Finalist Screencraft Shorts Competition (The Nuns’ Referendum)
- Winner The London International Screenwriting Competition (One More Guest?)
- Quarter Finalist The London International Screenwriting Competition (Blood in the Shoe)
- Depth of Field International Film Festival Silver Scriptwriting Awards (Blood in the Shoe and One More Guest?)
- Nominated by The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards (short: One More Guest?)
- Semi-Finalist ScriptWrite Short Script Contest (One More Guest?)
- Quarter-Finalist Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship Season 4 (Imagine: On Thin Ice)
- Semifinalist Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Awards Season 6 (The Nun’s Referendum)
- Toronto Lift-Off Film Festival Best Screenplay (One More Guest?)
- Honourable Mention London International Monthly Film Festival (One More Guest?)
- Finalist Genesis International Film Festival (One More Guest?)
- Quarter Finalist Filmatic Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship Season 5 (Walking Gran)
- Semi Finalist New York International Women Festival (One More Guest?)
- Selected New York Istanbul Short Film Festival Best Drama Short Film (One More Guest?)
- Honorable Mention Reale Film Festival – BiMonthly Awards (One More Guest?)
- Selected Staff Pick The Around International Film Festival ARFF International // Amsterdam Monthly Edition April 2022 (One More Guest?)
- Monza Film Fest Best Short Screenplay 2022 (The Chemistry Lesson)
- Semi Finalist Paris Short Film Festival (One More Guest?)
- Official Selection Iconic Images Film Festival (One More Guest?)