Cera discovered her love for screenwriting when she produced her first film at The University of Birmingham. Over ten years down the line, she has written many scripts for film, television and theatre, and particularly enjoys writing comedy, romance and adventure stories. Cera most recently wrote romance movie ‘Styled with Love’ (which was nominated for a MovieGuide Award) alongside Christmas movie ‘Planes, Trains, And Christmas Trees’ for Reel One Entertainment, both of which were released in 2022. Her next movie, 'The Princess Playbook' is currently in pre-production. Other produced work includes animated web series 'Listen To Bapou', which is based on her Greek-Cypriot grandad, short film 'Halfway Hotel' for Scriptworks Productions, 'The Amazing Ava' for Mobley Street Productions, and found footage horror film 'The Tunnel', which she is currently producing with her directing partner Brendan Cleaves. Her short film 'Daddy’s Fort' was also included in feature film 'The Impact', a collaborative filmmaking project run by The London Screenwriters' Festival. In recent years, Cera has enjoyed getting back to her theatrical roots by writing, directing and producing a stage adaptation of her feature film 'Destination: Hollywood'. Her stage play 'Those Kids Who Killed Ms. Hannigan' also won The Herts & Essex Playwriting Festival and received a full production at The Hertford Theatre.
Education & Training
BAFTA Connect Member (2023 - Present)
ScreenSkills Children's TV Mentoring Programme (2021)
The London Screenwriters' Festival (2012 - 2021)
The London Screenwriters' Festival - Comedy Writers Room Initiative (2016 & 2017)
BFI London Film Festival - Industry Delegate (2012 - 2013)
Guerrilla 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)
Ridgeway Studios of Performing Arts - Musical Theatre/Acting/Singing/Jazz Dance (2001 - 2003)
Contests & Awards
Berlin Shorts Awards - 'Halfway Hotel' - Semi-finalist (2023)
MovieGuide Awards - Best Mature Audience TV Award - 'Styled With Love' - Nominee (2023)
Create 50 'The Impact' - The Kim Wheeler Emotional Impact Award - 'Daddy's Fort' - Winner (2022)
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
Festival Speaker/Panel Moderator (Sept 2018 - Present)
The London Screenwriters' Festival.
Playwright/Theatre Director & Producer (Feb 2017 - Present)
Writing, producing and directing stage plays and musicals.
Student Mentor - Screenwriting & Creative Writing (Nov 2017 - Present)
Lancaster University/Middlesex University/Various.
Represented by Renu Chawla at Vamos Talento.
Online Article Writer (Jun 2011
- Dec 2012)
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)
Senior Arts Mentor & Unit Leader (Jun - Aug 2009)
Long Lake Camp For The Arts - New York.
Soundtrack Lyricist & Composer (Dec 2008
- Apr 2009)
London Dreams Motion Pictures - Feature Film 'Coulda Woulda Shoulda.'
Arts Mentor & Unit Leader (Jun - Aug 2008)
Long Lake Camp For The Arts - New York.
Art Department Assistant (Nov -
Punk Cinema / Papillion Pictures, 'Cuckoo.'
Creative / Production Intern (Jun - Oct 2007)
Production Assistant Trainee (Jun -
Paramount Pictures, 'Stardust.'