NAS SARAEI

WRITER.DIRECTOR

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Nasreen (Nas) is a 2017 1st class BA Film graduate from Screen Academy Scotland and Brooklyn College NYC. Following her degree, she worked as an Intern Producer at Edinburgh Napier University, producing award winning short films for The Scottish Prison Service and The National Museum of Scotland. Nas was selected for The SFTN Writer/Director New Voices on Screen Lab 2016 and The Edinburgh TV Festival's Network Talent Scheme 2017 where she wrote and directed a scene with the cast and crew of Casualty. She has written, produced and directed the short films ‘Is This It?’- selected and screened at Glasgow Short Film Festival 2018 and winner of Best Film at Girls on Film 2018, and ‘Hearts’- selected and screened at The Scottish Queer International Film Festival 2018, The Scottish Short Film Festival 2019 and winner of Campbell X's Wahala Film Fund. In 2019, Nas was awarded a scholarship from the NFTS Scotland - Writing the TV Pilot- developing her pilot episode, Carpet Arms. Carpet Arms was a Quarter-finalist in the Screencraft 2021 TV Pilot Competition, a Semi-finalist of WeScreenplay's 2021 Diverse Voices Competition and recently was commissioned by UKTV as part of Comedy 50:50’s Female Writing Initiative. Carpet Arms is now currently in development with Eleven Film. Nas was also recently commissioned for BBC Short Stuff, has been in a development writers' room with Beano Studios, and selected for The Young Film Foundation 2021/22- receiving a commission for a 60-minute pilot for BBC Drama.

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