Discipline: Film/Video – screenplay

Sarah Farinha

Discipline: Film/Video – screenplay
Region: Swansea, Wales, UK
MacDowell Fellowships: 2015

Sarah Farinha (née Woolner) is a BAFTA-winning screenwriter who creates bold worlds and larger-than-life characters, often with a twist of humor. After graduating from the National Film and Television School with an M.A. in screenwriting, she was invited to join the BBC TV Drama Writers’ Programme where she developed a project with BBC Studios. Sarah’s short animation Sleeping with the Fishes won her a BAFTA in 2014, while her other shorts have also been screened internationally and won various awards. Her current television slate includes Sky's “Britannia,” The House Next Door, a 90-minute drama commissioned by the BBC and produced by Fable Pictures; and “Mary and Vince” (Vertigo Films), a drama series inspired by her own experience growing up with a father who was an undercover police detective in the Flying Squad. She is also a visiting lecturer of screenwriting at the University of the Arts, London.



Sarah Farinha worked in the Heyward studio.

The Lodge Annex, a wing on the west side of the men’s dormitory (The Lodge), was completed in 1926. Initially intended as an apartment for a caretaker, the space was soon repurposed as a live-in studio for writers. In recognition of a major endowment gift from the DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Foundation, Lodge Annex was…

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