Eleonora Mignoli


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Female-led Thriller / Feature

In Midwest US during the 80s farming crisis, a rancher gets tangled with a serial killer when she runs over one of his escaped victims and burns the body on a pyre.

Based on the homonymous short story by Stephen Mellor.

Second Rounder, Austin Film Festival 2021

Semifinalist, ScreenCraft Feature Competition 2021

Semifinalist, Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Summer 2021

Quarterfinalist, The Script Lab – TSL Free Screenplay Contest 2021

Recommended by Story Pros: “Great job! Good hard-boiled action. Excellent tension that ramps up very well. Reveals fall perfectly. Symbolically potent.”

Los Angeles Awards Reader’s says: “This script has high market potential. It includes features attractive to today’s audience: a flawed female protagonist beyond just a “strong” one in a historically men’s profession, an 80s rural backdrop, a character with a disability that does not hinder their life, etc.

Screencraft Reader’s says: “This is a well written thriller that keeps us at the edge of our seat. The thematic elements are weaved very well with the narrative. Ruth’s story reminds us of the moral dilemma of Rodion Raskolnikov from Crime and Punishment while at the same time throwing light on capitalism greed and how it is destroying societies.”


Drama  / Feature

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

Awarded the BFI NETWORK Early Developement Funding with the support of the #NationalLottery.


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.

Seed of Knowledge is in development with 2018 Star of Tomorrow Director Baff Akoto and Producer Lidz-Ama Appiah.

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 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).

Winner of the 2020 Shore Script Feature and TV contest.  Watch the video interview here!

Winner at the 12th Annual StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest

Top finalist at the Spring 2021 Wescreenplay Diverse Voices competition

Second Rounder 2019 Austin Film Festival

Finalist at the 2020 Inroads Fellowship

Semi-finalist at the 2019 ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenplay Competition

Semifinalist at the 2019 Final Draft Big Break Competition

Quarterfinalist at the 2019 Scriptapalooza International Screenplay Competition


Sci-fi / Feature

Rewrite commissioned by Paguro Film, on a concept previously selected for the Biennale Cinema College 2020 and the European Genre Forum 2021


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.”

Semifinalist at the 2021 ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition

Quarterfinalist at the 2020 Big Break Screenwriting competition (top 3%)


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.

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

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

Finalist at the 2019 Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards

Semifinalist at the 2019 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch TV Script Contest

Semifinalist at the 2019 WeScreenplay TV Contest

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%).


Dystopian / Female-led / Feature

In this “The Great Escape meets Cocoon”, a 70-year-young female race cars mechanic fights to break out from the State-run labour camp where all elderly are forcibly retired.

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



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.