PIGOTT | BAFTA SCHOLAR 2019
Sanj is a screenwriter based in Los Angeles, studying for an MFA at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television. Born and raised in England (with a couple of years spent in India), he found a love of storytelling and filmmaking from a young age. So naturally he went and studied law, graduating with a first class degree from the London School of Economics and a master’s from New York University. After working as a human rights and criminal defense barrister, he traded his powdered wig for a copy of Fade In Pro. His writing blends adventure, fantasy and magical realism with themes of power and oppression, family ties/shackles, and characters whose worldviews are upended by journeys to new worlds. Sanj is immensely grateful for BAFTA LA’s support.