Eleonora Mignoli


Eleonora Mignoli is an Italian-born UK-based screenwriter, repped by Madeleine Cotter at WGM Atlantic Talent & Literary Group. She has studied in Australia under the guidance of Brian Hannant, writer of Mad Max 2.

She has been awarded BFI Network Early Development funding for her drama feature Legacy and has been selected for the BFI Network x BAFTA Crew 2021 program. She has been commissioned a feature film rewrite by Paguro Film, on a concept previously selected for the Biennale Cinema College 2020 and the European Genre Forum 2021.

Two-times winner with her LGBT sci-fi script feature Seed of Knowledge (Shore Scripts 2020 and StoryPros Awards 2019), her screenplays have consistently scored in the top ranks of prestigious UK and international competitions, including Austin Film Festival, Sir Peter Ustinov and Nicholl Fellowship. Seed of Knowledge ranks #1 of all sci-fi scripts on the competition-aggregator Coverfly (on over 3.500 scripts) and is in the top 20 of all scripts registered on the website (almost 50.000). Seed of Knowledge is in development with 2018 Star of Tomorrow Director Baff Akoto and Producer Lidz-Ama Appiah.

Her latest written-and-directed short film, The Bargain, has been acquired by the online platform DUST, which has more than 4 million viewers worldwide. You can watch it here.

In 2017 the BBC commissioned her to write a short film for their series It’s my shout: short films from WalesDUSK, one of her features, has been optioned by CE50, Manchester-based production company Old Hall Films, and is in the development stage.

She is interested in themes of identity, gender, family, and age-politics, and has been praised for her ability to couple original world-building premises with emotional, character-led stories. She is currently developing several TV, feature and short films projects, including a YA Supernatural and a relationship Drama for television, and a female-led thriller feature set in Iowa during the 80s farmer crisis.