Eleonora Mignoli

Screenwriter and Script Reader

My passion is creating unique words inhabited by complex characters. Below you can find some of my produced, in-production or well-ranked scripts. You can request scripts by contacting me here.

RORY ROMANTIC

Sci-fi drama short

Broadcasted on BBC Wales, directed by Rhys Jones and written by Eleonora Mignoli

 

Rory Romantic was once a bestselling author and superstar fitness coach until an accident ruined him. He now works as a trainer for VR gym classes. When he receives the visit of his N1 fan, Tanvi, he gets to relive fond memories of his past, but their relationship carries a profound life lesson.

The script of Rory Romantic has won the 2017 It’s My Shout Competition and was subsequently produced by It’s My Shout for the BBC. It was developed through a two-days BBC Writersroom Residential.

Rory Romantic has won Best Sci-fi Short at the 2018 New York City International Film Festivaland has been officially selected for the Fargo Fantastic Film FestivalCardiff International Film Festival, and Fabulosis Short Film Night.

ONEIRIKA

10 part TV sci-fi thriller

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 TNC Incubator (top 2%)

Oneirika is Finalist at the 2014 Sir Peter Ustinov Scriptwriting competition, the Emmy Awards Foundation, scoring within the top 13 scripts.

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

THE BARGAIN

Sci-fi drama short

Indentured in the service is Hue – the creator and owner of time-exchanging technology – Cora is torn between serving out her contract to regain the time she has lost and fight for the people Hue ruins with his power.

This script is currently in post-production by Brother Bear Films.

Here are some shots from the shooting days in Autumn ’17 and Spring ’18.

LOCKED

Sci-fi Dama short

In a future were Justice is delegated to machines, KAY is accused of the murder of her reclusive and cat-lover neighbor.  Kay’s only chance at survival is to prove her innocence, but while the AI begins drawing a net of guilt around her, we’re left asking ourselves if she’s as innocent as she looks.

The script is currently in pre-production by Watchers Productions, as part of their Strange Tales series.

THE ETERNAL GUARDIAN

Sci-fi action drama short

For generations Asha’s family has been tasked with protecting the Fifth Ship, a spaceship storing thousands of human minds, but when Asha fights to break the circle, her daughter Thema is the one who pays the price.

The Eternal Guardian was Quarterfinalist at the Cinequest Competition 2017.

LEDA

Sci-fi action feature

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

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