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Old Stopfordian Jess Moore (OS 1997) selected for a climate change development programme

Jess is one of six UK writers to be selected for Climate Spring's Hot House: Development Lab for scripted TV and feature film projects about climate change which is supported by the BBC Writers Room.
12 Jun 2023
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Award-winning scriptwriter, playwrite & Director, Jess Moore (OS 1997)
Award-winning scriptwriter, playwrite & Director, Jess Moore (OS 1997)

Old Stopfordian Jess Moore is an award-winning writer and director and is currently working on a PhD in screenwriting and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Jess's directorial debut short film, 'To Have and To Hold' was funded by Warner Bros. Discovery’s Artist Studio, the OneFifty, for innovative and impactful filmmakers. Her debut play, 'Gin for Breakfast' was Offie nominated for Best New Play. She has written an Audible Original series, 'Book Lovers', several plays, and short films that have been selected by BAFTA and BIFA qualifying festivals.

Climate Spring's Hot House: Development Lab is backed by BBC Writersroom and The British Film Institute. To gain a place on the programme writers were asked for ideas that creatively explore climate change by submitting a one-page pitch and a sample script written for TV, film or stage.

Jess's pitch, No Man's Land, focused on three best friends who start an off-grid lifestyle on wasteland next to a petrol station. Their unlikely utopia is upset when the oil company uses dirty tricks to evict them.

Talking about the programme, Jess noted:

I'm hugely grateful for all the support from Glasgow Caledonian University and my brilliant and insightful PhD supervisor Catriona Miller. Thank you!

The writers selected will receive one-to-one development, over the next three months, and the opportunity to pitch for development funding for their projects from Climate Spring.

In addition to the programme Jess has also been selected for the presigious Women in Film and TV UK mentoring scheme. You can read more about this here: https://www.gcu.ac.uk/aboutgcu/universitynews/three-selected-for-women-in-film-and-tv-mentoring-scheme

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