Success for CCI Lecturer Lucy Shuttleworth

The University of Portsmouth, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries are thrilled to share the success of Senior Lecturer, Lucy Shuttleworth.

Lucy Shuttleworth is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, who has recently celebrated the release of the film,  The Ninth Cloud, which she co-wrote.

The film explores the question of identity and existentialism, and stars Michael Masden, Jean Hugues Anglarde, and Megan Maczco, directed by Jane Spencer, who also directed the acclaimed film Little Noises.

You can here an interview from Lucy about the film here, as well as a review of The Ninth Cloud by Indie Wire here.

In addition to releasing The Ninth Cloud, Lucy has been invited to join the panel for the next How She Made it Event, taking place on 19th March at the Ivy.

The panel is made up of inspirational women discussing their careers, with a focus on the #MeToo movement. Other panel members are: Baroness Mary Goude, Mimi Turner, and our Chancellor Karen Blackett. The facilitator is the influential digital entrepreneur, Mary Keane-Dawson.

Lucy was also invited to be a guest speaker a John Moore’s University, Liverpool, in which she gave a lecture entitled Adaptation for the perspective of a produced screenwriter.

In other news, Lucy has received money from Creative England and the British Film Institute for the development process to shoot a teaser of the film, The Quarter Life Crisis, for which Lucy is producer.

The film is being directed by Robin Sherwood, and has been developed with talent newcomer Heidi Carmichael, who has recently visited the CCI Faculty to talk to screenwriting students.

The film will begin production next year, and will be completed by the end 2019, along with Lucy’s other film she has screenwritten, Honour.

Honour is an LGBTQ+ love story set in 2013 based around the Gezi Park Riots, the film explores sexuality, honour killings, the rise of the religious right in comparison to secular values.

Katie Clarke

Katie Clarke is a Media Studies Student, currently on her Placement Year, working as Promotions Assistant for the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, at the University of Portsmouth.

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