Kira-Anne Pelican

Script Consultant and Researcher
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Kira-Anne is an independent script consultant, a PhD researcher in Screenwriting and Psychology, a visiting Professor at the Jilin Animation Institute, China and a visiting tutor at the Met Film School, London. She is also the Assistant Editor of the Journal of Screenwriting.

Drawing on over twenty years of experience working in the British and American film and TV industries, for directors including Stanley Kubrick, and clients including ESC Entertainment (Warner Bros.), the BBC and ITV, Kira-Anne applies evolutionary psychology and neuroscience to the understanding of screen characters, in order to increase audience engagement.

As a researcher and academic, Kira-Anne is interested in how screen characters’ psychology influences audience reception and box office success. Her recent projects include a study of psychological character attributes that contribute towards American and Chinese box office success.

Kira-Anne hold a BA in Psychology from Nottingham University, a postgraduate diploma in Filmmaking from the London Film School, a diploma in Advanced Screenwriting from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is currently completing her PhD at Bangor University.

Kira-Anne is the director of London-based script consultancy

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Kira-Anne Pelican is appearing at the following sessions:

Deep Characterisation

Deep Characterisation

Kira-Anne Pelican returns to the LSF with this essential session guaranteed to bring fresh insights into your character creation, shaping, complexities and nuances.