JODY MEDLAND is a screenwriter, author and playwright whose work is renowned for its strong characters and original concepts.
In 2013, Jody wrote his debut feature film The Adored, which went on to enjoy worldwide distribution, winning Best Film at the Durban Film Festival in South Africa as well as earning three official selections in Poland, Germany and the USA.
In 2015 he released his debut paperback novel The Moors, and he has been commissioned by several producers and production companies to develop original film and TV projects that are currently at various stages of production.
Jody’s first play The Unspoken ran for 2-weeks in London to much acclaim before he won a spot on a mentorship programme at the Criterion Theatre. In November 2019 his next play The Intruder, was showcased at The Criterion Theatre in London, Piccadilly. As was Dead Parents Club in 2022. And an anthology of five original plays by Jody, titled Spectrum, was also released on International Literacy Day that same year.
Jody was then hired as a screenwriter by Gamechanger Films, where he developed scripts for an original horror film, titled The Hag, and is developing a TV Series for Who Dares Productions, titled The King’s Arms. As a sideline, Jody is passionate about education and training, and he runs a series of courses that promote oracy skills to students interested in developing their abilities in English and drama.
When not juggling projects, Jody can be found spending time with his family in Devon, or people-watching whilst sipping on a hazelnut latte.
PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT
Jody has created a number of film and TV concepts for which he’s currently seeking development partners:
The Hag | Feature Film | View Project Details
Words Escape Me | Feature Film | View Project Details
Dead Parents Club | Feature Film | View Project Details
Silo | Feature Film | View Project Details
Tory Island | TV Pilot | View Project Details
The Intruder | Stage Play | View Project Details
Jody is also a competent director. Feel free to see some examples of his work via the links below:
If you’re a fan of Jody’s work, you’re able to watch, read, and enjoy the following: