About Cera...

Storytelling has always been a central part of Cera’s life. Since graduating from The University of Birmingham in 2007, she has written and produced many scripts for television, film and theatre. Recently produced work includes family film The Amazing Ava for Mobley Street Productions, comedy series Listen To Bapou for online animation channel Banter Hawk, and short film Daddy’s Fort for 'Create 50 The Impact' which she also produced. Last year, Cera enjoyed getting back to her theatrical roots by directing and producing a stage adaptation of her feature film Destination: Hollywood. Her stage play Those Kids Who Killed Ms. Hannigan also won The 2018 Herts & Essex Playwriting Festival. When Cera isn’t writing or directing, she can be found performing on stage and screen and has appeared in a number of films and TV shows, including as Downton Abbey, Endeavour, Grantchester and Holby City.  

 

Education & Training
The London Screenwriters' Festival - Delegate (2012 - 2018)
The London Screenwriters' Festival - Comedy Writers Room Initiative (2016 & 2017)
BFI London Film Festival - Industry Delegate (2012 - 2013)
Guerilla Filmmaker's Masterclass - Advanced Producing (2013)
BBC Writers Room Mentor Scheme - Writing for TV (2010)
The University of Birmingham - BA (Hons) Performing & Visual Arts - Grade 2.1 (2007)


Contests & Awards
The Herts & Essex Playwriting Festival - 'Those Kids Who Killed Ms. Hannigan' - Winner (2018)
The London Screenwriters' Festival - 'Lola' selected for The Actors Table Read (2017)
Green Door Pictures & Lionsgate TV - 'Blink!' shortlisted for the 'Write To Green Light' initiative (2016)
The London Screenwriters' Festival - 'Those Kids Who Killed Ms. Hannigan' selected for the 'Comedy Features' Script Lab (2016)
The London Screenwriters' Festival - 'Those Kids Who Killed Ms. Hannigan' selected for The Actors Table Read (2016)
Create 50 'The Impact' - 'Daddy's Fort' - Winner (2016)
Create 50 'The Impact' - 'Plummet' - Finalist (2016)
Final Draft 
Big Break Screenwriting Contest - 'Destination: Hollywood' - Quarter Finalist (2015)
The London Screenwriters' Festival - 'Destination: Hollywood' selected for The Actor's Table Read (2015)
The London Screenwriters' Festival - 'Leonard of Mayfair' selected for the 'Writing True Stories' Script Lab (2015)
The London Screenwriters' Festival - 'See You In Honolulu' selected for The Actor's Table Read (2014)
The London Screenwriters' Festival - 'Blink!' selected for the 'Writing Fantastical TV' Script Lab (2014)
The London Screenwriters' Festival - 'Blink!' selected for The Actor's Table Read (2013)
The London Screenwriters' Festival - 'Blink!' selected for the 'Channel 4 Creating Drama' Script Lab (2012)
Ideastap - 'Blink!' selected for the Dr Who Script Mentoring Scheme  (2012)
Ideastap - 'Dance & Love' selected for the BBC Writers Room Mentor Scheme (2010)
G-Tech Driven Creativity Award - Runner Up (2010)



Other Work Experience

Panel Moderator/Speaker  (Sept 2018 - Present)
The London Screenwriters Festival.

Student Mentor - Screenwriting  (Nov 2017 - Present)
Lancaster University.

Actress For Film, TV & Theatre (Jan 1998 - Present)
Represented by Lynn Sawyer at Ridgeway Management.

Theatre Director (Feb-June 2017)
Hertford Dramatic & Operatic Society, stage adaptation of own screenplay; 'Destination: Hollywood.' 

Online Article Writer (Jun 2011 - Dec 2012)
Twitchange.com

Assistant Producer (Aug 2010 - Dec 2011)
Thought Juice Films, Biopic 'Leonard of Mayfair.'

Talent Assistant (Jun - Aug 2010)
CBBC, 'Sadie J' Series 1.

Development Intern (Oct - Nov 2009)
Pathe UK.

Senior Arts Mentor & Unit Leader (Jun - Aug 2009)
Long Lake Camp For The Arts - New York.

Soundtrack Lyricist (Dec 2008 - Apr 2009)
London Dreams Motion Pictures, 'Coulda Woulda Shoulda.'

Arts Mentor & Unit Leader (Jun - Aug 2008)
Long Lake Camp For The Arts - New York.

Art Department Assistant (Nov - Dec 2007)
Punk Cinema / Papillion Pictures, 'Cuckoo.'

Production Intern (Jun - Oct 2007)
Devilfish Media.

Production Assistant Trainee (Jun - July 2006)
Paramount Pictures, 'Stardust.'