Eleonora Mignoli

Screenwriter

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DUSK

Dystopian / Female-led / Feature

 

In a dystopian future where a pro-youth government has confined all elderly citizens into camp-like retirement homes, a 74-year-old pianist fights for her freedom and her right to play.

DUSK has been optioned by CE50, Manchester-based production company Old Hall Films, and it’s in the development stage.

SEED OF KNOWLEDGE

Sci-fi  / LGBT / Feature

On a journey to deliver a holy artefact to a new planet, an android finds himself in conflict with the crew when he decides to change his assigned gender.

Attached Director: Baff Akoto. Mentored by the acclaimed artist John Akomfrah and the Oscar-winning Asif Kapadia, Baff was tipped as a Screen International Star of Tomorrow 2018. Baff began scripted directing on Channel 4 UK’s acclaimed COMING UP series. In 2017 he was named on the BBC New Talent Hotlist.

Seed of Knowledge has been selected for a Virtual Live Read by Coverfly, produced by The Storytellers Conservatory, and was performed by the likes of Shann SharmaParas Patel, Fabiana Formica, Miles Burris, Logan Laurel, and Amanda Pieper.

Seed of Knowledge is a Second Rounder 2019 Austin Film Festival

Seed of Knowledge is a Winner at the 12th Annual StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest

Seed of Knowledge is a Finalist at the 2020 Inroads Fellowship

Seed of Knowledge is a Semi-finalist at the 2019 ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenplay Competition

Seed of Knowledge is a Semifinalist at the 2019 Final Draft Big Break Competition

Seed of Knowledge is a Quarterfinalist at the 2019 Scriptapalooza International Screenplay Competition

NIGHT HOTEL

Young Adult / Supernatural / TV series

In search of her grandfather, a runaway human girl finds employment at the Night Hotel, a luxurious establishment that caters exclusively to a supernatural clientele.

Recommended by Script-Fix: “This script offers a more distinct take on the modern fantasy genre than anything we’ve seen in series television. On that basis alone, I think it’s begging to be produced.”

ONEIRIKA

Young Adult / Sci-Fi / TV series

Rei is trapped in the world of Oneirika, a video game set in the dreams of its players. Her powerful grandmother kidnaps the children of Talbot, a man who might have the ability to wake Rei up, and forces him to enter the Oneirika Tournament. Only if he wins he will see his children again.

Oneirika was Shortlisted at the 2017 Triforce Creative Network Incubator (top 2%)

Oneirika is one of the 13 Finalists at the 2014 International Emmy® Awards sponsored Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award.

Oneirika is a Finalist at the 2019 Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards

Oneirika is a Semifinalist at the 2019 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch TV Script Contest

Oneirika is a Semifinalist at the 2019 WeScreenplay TV Contest

Oneirika is a Semifinalist at the 2019 The Film Empire Writing for Television Contest 

The homonymous novel inspired by the script has won an Honourable Mention at the Tracking-Board Launch Pad Manuscript Competition (top 5%).

POSITIVE

Drama / Female-led / Short

After discovering she is pregnant, a struggling academic agonises between her sense of guilt about childlessness and the career-limiting consequences of having a child.

Attached Producer: Jayne Slater is an award-winning freelance filmmaker based in the East Midlands. She has worked on various productions including Darkest Hour (Joe Wright, 2017) and The Worst Witch (CBBC, 2018).

 

LEDA

Sci-Fi / Action / Feature

Drea, a human refugee on an alien planet, is torn between her original and her adoptive family. When the end-of-days arrives, she is allowed to save only one.

Leda was in the top 13% entries (7,511) of the 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.

 

A LEGACY OF SWALLOWS

Drama / Family / Feature

After her enterprising mother falls ill, a sculptress has to choose between her failing artistic career or taking over the blooming family business.

CIRCUIT

Dystopian / Drama / Short

Circuit the short film

In this darkly dystopian short film, a woman fights for her truth against the all-knowing Regime.

This script is currently in pre-production with CE50, Manchester-based production company Old Hall Films.