Avril E. Russell.


Represented by

Andrew Mills

Avril has written for major international drama MARIE ANTOINETTE for Canal+ / CAPA Drama / Banijay Studios France, and her documentary UNA MARSON: OUR LOST CARIBBEAN VOICE formed part of the BBC’s 100th Anniversary programming. Avril has also written for Lenny Henry’s semi-autobiographical series THREE LITTLE BIRDS for Tiger Aspect. PAO, a period crime drama adapted from the Costa shortlisted novel had a Sky Table read and her short film THE PURPLE PLAIN is in active development as a major US feature. Avril has also dabbled in a monologue for the Theatre Royal Stratford East. As a director she has recently won awards for her experimental feature, the psychological thriller ALL ON A SUMMER’S DAY, based on one her many shorts which have been shown on TV and at film festivals around the world. Her first short DISTINCTION is now regarded as an underground classic and resides in the National Archives. Avril created and wrote BABYFATHER and has adapted novels and contributed to TV series such as Silent Witness and Casualty. GRANITE will be her first foray into feature-length documentary, following a young Laird's exploration into Scottish strength culture. Skilled in multiple genres, she continues developing projects for film and television on both sides of the Atlantic.

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