A former journalist, Lindsay Jane Sedgwick is a versatile and imaginative award-winning screenwriter and playwright. Her first novel, Dad’s Red Dress was published in March 2017, her second, The Angelica Touch in Feb 2018 and they were followed by Write That Script, a comprehensive character-driven guide to writing for the screen.
A screenwriting tutor since 1995, Lindsay was Screenwriter in Residence at Maynooth University and Kildare County Council Arts & Libraries Service 2016-7. She is a graduate of Moonstone ScreenLabs (2002), was a New York University ‘Gregory Peck Scriptwriting Course’ scholar, (1993) and has an MA Screenwriting from Leeds Metropolitan University (1999 and was ).
TV and film credits include the internationally acclaimed animation series, PUNKY, now available in over 100 countries. She has had eight films optioned and one made; worked as a writer on seven series that were broadcast, developed circa 12 original series in a range of genres, of which eight were optioned, (two of them twice), and one (PUNKY) made (two series, 2011, 2014) . She is currently adapting Dad’s Red Dress into a ten part series with Lunar Pictures, working on a cross border feature project and in negotiations on the adaptation of The Angelica Touch as a feature.
In 2012, she founded the Creatives in Animation Network (CAN) to facilitate collaboration between writers and animators. She is a script and creative consultant whose current projects include a number of collaborative illustrated books, feature scripts and game narrative. She has recently signed a two-book deal with Little Island for the first two books in her Wulfie series for 6-9 year-olds.
Over the past 22 years, Lindsay has designed and given workshops and writing courses in many of the major institutions around Ireland, both universities and colleges and has been a guest speaker at conferences in London, Cork and Dublin and for many writing festivals all over Ireland including Cúirt.
She has moderated events for the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland and the Irish Film & TV Network, as well as being a jury member for IFTN and on panels for many short film competitions nationally. For 19 years, she ran screenwriting courses in Filmbase fbut has also given them in UCD, DCU, Maynooth Uni and, most recently, for the Irish Writer’s Centre. Content focus has run from and overall introduction to screenwriting to writing interactive narrative fiction to creating character, from dialogue to writing the individual scene and creating TV series, from dramatic communication to visual storytelling. She has also targeted short courses and workshops for private companies and individuals, a Deis school (14-15 years-old), drama therapy students.
Lindsay has worked in an unusually wide range of media and for a wide range of audiences and clients. From short films to features to creating TV series, from family films to psychological thrillers, from games and apps to children’s animation, from books for adults, YA and children to non-fiction, from stage plays (14 productions in the UK and Ireland) ot interactive narrative and character creation.