Writing Iconic British SciFi

Room: D202/3

with Caradog James, John Giwa-Amu, and Joseph Lidster

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Brits do SciFi rather well, especially on TV. Why does the format work so well and how do you break into writing the fantastical?

British telly has a long and rich history in the creation of iconic shows that play for decades and remain beloved by fans, both old and new. Why do these shows endure and what is it about the Britishness that consistently attracts international audiences, where big budget American shows often come and go?

Our panel of sci-fi screenwriters will share their experience and knowledge about writing for existing shows, as well as the offering insight into attaining the holy grail of creating and launching an entire new series, brand and universe.

Appearing in this session

Caradog James

Caradog James – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: The Machine

Caradog's second feature The Machine won 3 BAFTA Cymru awards and the prestigious Best UK Feature Film award at the Raindance International Film festival.
Caradog James
John Giwa-Amu

John Giwa-Amu – Producer

Credits include: The Machine

John recently produced Raindance Best UK Feature and BAFTA Cymru Award winning Sci-Fi thriller, The Machine.
John Giwa-Amu
Joseph Lidster

Joseph Lidster – Screenwriter

Credits include: Torchwood, Wizards Vs. Aliens

Joseph has written scripts for radio and television, including episodes of Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Wizards Vs Aliens and Hetty Feather.
Joseph Lidster