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Rocliffe was set up in 2000 by producer Farah Abushwesha to champion emerging writing and directing talent, and develop diverse stories with an international outlook. Rocliffe is a recipient of the 2020 BFI Vision Award, with a vibrant slate of films and TV Series in development, and runs the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition in partnership with BAFTA.

About Us

Spearheaded by BAFTA Nominee and best selling author Farah, Rocliffe has produced projects for Film and TV across a variety of genres, including drama, comedy and horror. Her credits include the Netflix Original Irreplaceable You, Christopher Hampton’s The Singapore Grip for ITV, Sarah Phelps’ The ABC Murders for BBC and Amazon, and BAFTA-nominated short The Party.

Farah Abushwesha

About Us Zsofia Szemeredy joined Rocliffe in 2019 as Development Exec after graduating from the NFTS Marketing, Distribution, Sales and Exhibition MA course. During her studies she gained experience at eOne, Picturehouse Entertainment, Curzon Artificial Eye, New Sparta, and Sundance London.

Zsofia Szemeredy

About Us Faye worked as an agent for three years before moving into casting. She works as a freelance assistant and is also casting director for the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition.

Faye Timby

About Us Mpona joined Rocliffe in 2020 as development assistant and coordinating the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition, she comes from a fashion PR background.

Mpona Lebajoa

Click here to find out more about Rocliffe’s films and TV series.

BAFTA Rocliffe Showcase Event People

Showcase Event People

On the night: The Writers | The Actors | Farah Abushwesha | Casting Director Faye Timby Directors: Susan Jacobson | Kate Herron | Isabel Siem | Nour Wazzi | Ian Aryeh | Sian Reeves | Nat Luurtsema | Air Edel for Composers | Dermot Flynn for art work | The Readers | The Industry Panel | The Industry Jury

BAFTA Producers: Julia Carruthers | Kam Kandola-Smith (TV) | Lisa Prime (YA and Children's Media)

Click here most recent winners, industry guests, panellists and jurors.

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