Lucy Campbell is a UK writer/director. Her award winning short films (BFI, Film4, Film London, Creative England, Fox Digital) have been programmed in multiple UK and international festivals. She directed children’s horror CREEPED OUT for BBC/Canadian DHX broadcast May 2019.
After studying literature and creative writing, Lucy trained as a medical doctor, working for fifteen years as a GP in the deprived inner city district of Gorton, Manchester, alongside providing medical support to asylum seekers who had been tortured.
She is drawn to female led horror as a paradoxically safe space to interrogate the politics and psychology of the female body and female experience, and to tell stories of risk-taking women.
Alumni of EIFF Feature Programme 2013, EIFF Talent Lab 2016, BFI London Film Festival Talent Lab 2016, 2017. Adapt to Film 2017. School of Sound 2011, 2019. Torino Film Lab Extended (scriptwriting) June 2019.
Sci fi feature PIG CHILD a contemporary Frankenstein, is currently in development with Creative England/BFI (Delaval Film), writer Dawn King.
BREAST - a bad girl fast car genre bending horror about female freedom was developed on Torino Film Lab 2019 and is currently shortlisted for Sundance Writers’ Lab 2020.
Horror feature INSECT is in development with Fox Digital Studios/20th Century Fox/Hulu 2019 with Lucy Campbell attached as writer/director.
Feature drama MONKEYBOY was shortlisted for the SUNDANCE WRITERS' LAB 2018. Developed on ADAPT TO FILM (Creative Skillset/Nottingham Broadway) with Anna Siefert Speck and Caroline Cooper Charles. In development with Delaval Film's Vision Award.
Short family drama ULTRAMARINE adapted from the poem FOR HEIDI WITH BLUE HAIR by Fleur Adcock is in development.
With funding and support from BFI/Creative England/Film London/Film4/British Council and Fox Digital Studios she has written and directed award winning short films:
THE PIG CHILD (2014) - Winner Best Actress, Best Newcomer Cinematography, MARINA & ADRIENNE (2016) - Winner best screenplay Shakespeare's Sister competition, and subsequently commissioned by Film London and British Council. Nominated for Best Director at London Short Film Festival, Winner Best Producer at Underwire). SLIDING (2017) - Underwire Festival (shortlisted, best production design)
Short horrror SQUEAL was commissioned by Film4 for their Halloween season 2016, broadcast on F4 Channel and can be watched on All4 website. Nominated for a Broadcast Digital Award 2017, Official Selection London Short Film Festival, Winner Best Director Women in Horror Film Festival.
Short horror LIPPY was commissioned by Fox Digital Studios/20th Century Fox and co-funded and produced for the Hulu channel for Halloween 2018. Now on its festival run.
Lucy Campbell is represented by Ikenna Obiekwe at Independent Talent.