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Finalist at Austin Micro Film Festival 2021

A Parallel Life is a finalist in the Sci-Fi Category at Austin Micro Film Festival 2021. Written and Directed by Jackie Bateman and starring Vivian Davidson and Ana Pacheco. This time-bending short film shows our existence in the multiverse, where time is the fourth dimension, a shifting river making pathways into other ...

Netflix-BANFF Diversity of Voices Recipient 2020/21

Proudly announcing that I'm one of the recipients of the 2020 Netflix - BANFF Diversity of Voices Initiative, a group of up to 100 Canadian emerging and established Indigenous, francophone and women creator/producers. We attend the Banff World Media Festival in digital form this year, and get to go in person in 2021. A ...

Screencraft Cinematic Book 2020

Beauty and the Freak is a FINALIST in the Screencraft Cinematic Book contest 2020. It was chosen from 1,200 entries for this unique literary competition seeking book manuscripts with cinematic adaptation potential. The jury is comprised of The Gersh Agency, United Talent Agency, and 3 Arts Entertainment. "In a gritty ...

Final Draft Big Break 2019

'Thirst', a 1-hour pilot, made the cut for Final Draft Big Break 2019. The television series is based on my award-winning psychological thriller novels. "In small town Scotland, an obsessive serial killer takes a local woman as his next sinister internet-ring victim, then turns his attention to her abandoned teenage ...

Stage32 Feature Screenplay Contest

            Salome Magic, my first screenplay, was a semi-finalist in the Stage32 5th annual screenplay contest 2019. "Kenya, 1978. A loyal housemaid braves her harrowing past to visit her terminally ill mother, but when she doesn't return from the trip, her employer embarks ...

Screencraft Pilot Launch QF

The Fertility Effect 1-hour tv pilot was a quarterfinalist with Screencraft 2019. "A darkly comic drama centred on the personal and professional lives of a team of fertility experts and the diverse range of patients and human crises that enter their ...

Scriptapalooza Shorts 2019

  My short film 'Luna' was one of the 16 quarterfinalists in the Scriptapalooza Shorts Category 2019. A sensitive, imaginative little girl won’t speak, but she does have a plan, and in the course of a day shows her exhausted mum and neurotic friend what’s important in the world: simple living, being ...