PIGOTT | BAFTA SCHOLAR 2021
April strives to tell authentic Asian stories through her writing that she wish existed when she was growing up. She was born in Hainan, China, moving to the UK to live with her mother at age 8. While she dreamed of being a filmmaker, April was persuaded to pursue Physics. She couldn’t bear to give up her love of writing so she took four A Levels instead of the typical three, just so she could do English Literature alongside Maths, Further Maths and Physics. April completed her Bachelor’s Degree at King’s College London, where she got the chance to take some film classes at UCLA during her year abroad. This is where April’s passion for filmmaking was reignited. She will begin studying Screenwriting at the American Film Institute in the fall.