afshan has been selected as this year’s writer-in-residence for Bluebird Pictures.

Bluebird Pictures was started in 2017 with the sole aim of creating honest, unapologetic projects, while supporting and nurturing creatives on and off screen. In an industry where the stories of marginalised communities continue to be excluded from the narrative, we believe more organisations need to take responsibility and real initiative, to ensure that no part of the industry is unobtainable for these groups. It’s a real privilege to be in a position where we can offer mentoring opportunities like this for up and coming filmmakers.

Joelle David, CEO of Bluebird Pictures, explains why she created this initiative; “We’ve been wanting to support an up and coming writer for a long time and we can’t wait to work with a forward thinking, passionate and creative writer with our new writer in residence programme” David Avery, Executive Producer of Bluebird Pictures stated; “I’m so excited to work with writers in this scheme. We want to find and nurture ideas that are courageous and unique. Bluebird Pictures is growing and working with talent that can help us all creatively mature, is what it’s all about.”

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