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Vanessa Haynes

Vanessa has worked as a development producer/story consultant for various indies including Celador (CPL), Assembly TV, Baby Cow, Kudos Film & TV and mostly recently BBC Writers Room NI and Northern Ireland Screen. As a freelance script consultant/development producer across TV and film, her clients are based all over the globe.

She has recently turned to writing. Her first script, BALLINGATE is a comedy horror series aimed at kids and set in rural Northern Ireland (a place she currently resides and finds inspiring in a spooky way). She was a finalist in the first Writers Lab UK & Ireland 2021 with MCINTYRE, a comedy drama crime series set in Glastonbury. She has just finished a co-written comedy drama pilot WILD THINGS with writing partner Matt Sinclair and THE SHOUT (6x60mins) is an ensemble drama, currently under option with Hat Trick NI.

Vanessa is now working on horror feature film PENTIMENTO, a four-part drama LACK  and comedy pitch ONCE FOR YES. Her first play THE UNHEARD is a multi-discipline immersive piece which is being developed by award-winning dramaturg Hanna Slattne (Tinderbox Theatre) with support of the Arts Council NI.  A pilot version of it debuted at the Being Human Festival, Queen’s University, Belfast and Vanessa was shortlisted for Unlimited’s Emerging Artist Award.