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"Rowena is a highly skilled, energetic and dedicated professional.  She recruited a fantastic crew and secured Toyah Willcox in the leading role which has had a significant impact on the film's marketability and P.R.


Her ability to manage a budget effectively and her outstanding people skills made working on WEIGHTLESS an absolute joy."

Louise Monaghan - Writer (Papatango prize winner)


Dec 2018 - A Bird in the Hand - Short Play / Southwark Playhouse. 

Sept 2020 - Channelled - Full length play performed live online during lockdown.

Sept 2021 - The Madame of Flat 4B, 

Writings on the Wall and Bad Impressions.

Three short plays as part of Director's Cut / Southwark Theatre.

Mar 2022 - Bipedal / Scratch night at Southwark Playhouse. 

Apr 2022 - Disappointing - Short comedy sketch / Southwark Playhouse.

Dec 2022 - The Key to my Heart - Comedy / Part of production 'It's beginning to look a lot like..." / Southwark Playhouse


2021 - Feature The Laureate - Investor

Jun 2021 Short film Strange Waters / Writer & Producer.

Jun 2022 - Short film / The Day of the Sun Dog / Writer & Producer . 

Sept 2022 - Short film WEIGHTLESS / Producer 

Mar 2023 - Short film Olivia Parkes - Life on the edge / Producer & Editor 

Apr 2023 - Full length TV documentary Unexplained Island / Writer & Producer.


Aug 2023 - TV Documentary On the Track / Co-producer  

Feb 2023 - TV Documentary  Dickens / 

Writer & Producer / Pre-production

A bit about me

My first passion is writing, leaning towards subjects of the strange and supernatural, often with a sprinkling of comedy hopefully to educate and challenge my audience. I've a fascination for folklore, history and all things unexplained. In the past three years, I have also turned my talent to producing. Taking a project from inception through to distribution, it's very rewarding.


Currently, I'm working on several exciting history/mystery genre documentaries with my production company 9 of Cups Productions We've just finished  'Unexplained Island' (with Colin Carmichael and Paul McGann). 


Over the past few years I've written and produced several award winning short films featuring talent such as Paul McGann and Toyah. I've had several short plays on at Southwark Playhouse (London) and aged sixteen, I was also the youngest person to win a BBC radio play writing contest...yes, a very long time ago!  Locally, I'm involved in the eclectic Ventnor Fringe festival, Director's Cut Theatre in London which is a fantastic environment for testing new material and I write stand up. I'm also founder and producer at 9 of Cups Productions and a judge for The Fortean Film Festival. 

My skills

People always say I'm a 'doer', I get things done and always go the extra mile. Highly creative, a great communicator and people person, I'm also adaptable, technically proficient and practically minded. I'm always pushing for new ways to work or think. Over the years I've learnt the secret to success is being able to identify issues before they arise and to move quickly on opportunities, and of course have great attention to detail!  

Digital skills: Editing (Premiere and Filmora Pro) and Photoshop.


Courses: Producing Independent Features (Raindance), Legal Requirements for Filmmakers (Raindance) Film school (Raindance), Scriptwriting for film and TV (Oxford University), Negotiation skills (Virgin Media), Media training (Virgin Media), Train the trainer (Virgin Media), Health and Safety in the workplace (Virgin Media).

And a bit more...

Born in Oxford, I now reside in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. I absolutely love it here, it's a magical landscape mixed with an arty, bohemian crowd. A town famed by the Victorians and for inspiring Dickens, so that'll do me.  

Growing up, I was involved in lots of theatre, both writing and acting. I went on to study at Portsmouth University and graduated with a 2.1 BA Hons in History and Theory of Art, Design and Media.  I had a successful corporate career at Virgin Media for seven years, managing their broadband product and education sector. After that, I set up my own business selling images online which was eventually sold to a US, blue chip company.  I then formed an award winning day spa called 'The Cabin' in Ventnor and over ten years we built several five star cabins on the seafront which we run as accommodation ( I've also worked on nine property developments over the years with my Father who was an architect. Through my career, I always continued to write, editing a corporate magazine, copywriting, proofing and also writing a regular column in a local magazine.


In 2018 I won a short script competition with Director's Cut in London. During the first lockdown, I joined them as a writer, and in 2020, I wrote my first full play 'Channelled' which was performed live over Zoom. In 2021, I wrote and produced my debut short film 'Strange Waters' with director Andy McLeod, and the films started rolling from there! 



Writing (obviously), reading (I'm a factual kinda gal), kayaking, playing the guitar and clarinet, drawing, building things, wandering around old churches and castles. 

Interesting facts about me

I'm a mean shot (I was raised on a farm). I'm an expert on the paranormal. I have a photographic memory. I'm a patreon of the North American Bigfoot Centre.  I can read tarot and a Reiki Master. 


Inspired by 

At an early age, I was infatuated by Fighting Fantasy books, which then led to discovering Stephen King, and probably set the tone for my taste in films. I remember watching North by Northwest when I was ten, a film which had a huge impression on me, and led my passion for other Hitchcock creations. I'm a big fan of early Spielberg, such as Duel, Jaws and Close Encounters, I love his ability to create atmosphere and his meticulous attention to detail. I'm also a fan of Kubrick, Peter Jackson and Tim Burton to name a few.


For comedy, growing up I was a huge fan of The Comic Strip and The Young Ones, anything by Ben Elton. I also loved Peter Cook, now it's Richard Ayoade, Inside Number 9 and Ricky Gervais, who incidentally used to visit our local kebab shop at Cemetery Junction in Reading...and yes, that's why the film is called 'Cemetery Junction'!

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