Francesca is a London based Italian/British writer/director. With a background in the performing arts and a 1st class BA in Drama & Theatre Arts from Goldsmiths, University of London, she is co-founder of theatre collective Seventh Storey. With the collective, she has performed at experimental theatre venues such as the Shunt Lounge and the Battersea Arts Centre in London. Transitioning to ﬁlm, she has gained experience working on feature ﬁlms and in the broader industry with companies such as Recorded Picture Company, Universal Pictures Int'l and New Regency. Her ﬁrst short Morella, was a student experimental ﬁlm supported by the Goldsmiths Special Project Fund. Last years she made her music video debut for revolutionary London-based label Hyperdub. The video was featured on Dazed & Confused in occasion of the label's 10 years anniversary. Her second music video, Enemy, was selected to screen at Encounters Film Festival and Aesthetica Short Film Festival. Francesca recently won a Live Script Reading Award at the British Urban Film Festival supported by Channel 4 for her ﬁrst short ﬁlm drama, which she is developing with Quip Films. Francesca is also co-writing her ﬁrst feature ﬁlm screenplay. The project was awarded research and development funding from the Finnish Cultural Foundation.