Writer and filmmaker Lucy Brydon is from Scotland. She graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Warwick. She moved to China in 2005 and lived there until 2010. During that time, Lucy wrote, directed and produced television dramas, commercials and feature films for production companies including Bright Shadow Films, Vim Films and China Venture Films. She also wrote, directed and produced short films, visual art and performance work.
Lucy moved to New York in 2010 and trained on the MFA Film Directing Programme at Columbia University between 2010 and 2011. During that time, she wrote and directed several short films including, ‘So It Goes’ and ‘Watching’ amongst others. She also participated in a visual art show with the Alliance Française. Since returning to the UK in 2011, Lucy has written, directed and produced short film, ‘Babe’(2013). The film was funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign and received help from the Dewar Arts Awards. It has been included at festivals and markets in Palm Springs, Clermont Ferrand, Shnit and Leuven to name but a few. The film also received a Panavision Young Filmmaker Award. Lucy’s feature screenplay, ‘The Boy Who Died Comfortably’, was shortlisted for the Sundance Writers Lab in 2011.
Lucy’s first novel, ‘Shanghai Passenger’, will be out in 2015. She is working on her second.
Lucy is participating in the Edinburgh International Film Festival Network Programme with feature script, ‘Sick (er)’, which she will also direct. The project is being mentored by Ivana MacKinnon and Kate Leys, and produced by Dan Cleland. She recently received a John Brabourne Award for ‘Sick(er)’. It will go into production in 2015.