Lucy Rose is a writer, filmmaker, and storyteller.

Rose’s film is a dark and unsettling take on the period film, with a finale that’s bound to etch itself into the mind of FrightFest goers this weekend…

Twelve Cabins on She Lives Alone

Lucy Rose is an award-winning writer/director for screen and prose/nonfiction writer with an interest in gothic, girlhood, horror, and literary fiction. 

During her film career, Lucy has won regional Royal Television Society Awards three times (alongside various other accolades). Her most recent film, She Lives Alone, won the NE Royal Television Society for Best Drama Under £100K in 2022. She Lives Alone was financed by BFI Network and visited several BAFTA and Oscar-qualifying festivals internationally, concluding its journey at Watch ALTER. Lucy is currently in post-production for her forthcoming short film, Taste, and is developing a slate of shorts to pitch in 2023. Alongside developing her portfolio of short films, she is writing a feature film, A Man at the Window, which was selected for EIFF Talent Lab Connects in 2021. In 2022, she was selected for EIFF Talent Lab.

Alongside publishing various fiction and nonfiction through pro-outlets, print anthologies, and literary magazines, during 2021/22, Lucy was shortlisted for scholarships with both Curtis Brown Creative and Faber Academy. In 2022, she was selected for BIFA Springboard and Curtis Brown Creative Breakthrough. Over 2022/23, Lucy will also be a featured columnist for Mslexia, spanning four quarterly issues.

Words for Dread Central (personal essay), Mslexia (fiction), Ghouls on Film (personal essay), Boshemia (creative nonfiction), and more.

Lucy is proudly Northern and LGBTQ+.

I like to draw upon my own experiences when I write my stories. I transport myself back to fearful nights spent beneath the blankets and lonely afternoons doing Ouija boards under a hot sun. I write about things that make me curious and I investigate fear. I’m influenced by intimate prose, cinema, music, and subtle human stories of the subconscious. I also love a good ghost story or a wacky horror that takes me by surprise.

On things I like in fiction.

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