Farah Abushwesha is a BAFTA-nominated producer and founder of Rocliffe, a showcase for emerging writing and directing talent to develop diverse stories, which she set up in 2000. For more than a decade Rocliffe has partnered with BAFTA on the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum and Competitions, and in 2020 Rocliffe was the recipient of a BFI Vision Award. Farah herself was named as an American Academy Gold Fellowship for Women finalist in 2021 and a Screen International
Star of Tomorrow in 2017. She has also written two Amazon bestselling books, both Rocliffe Notes, on professional screenwriting and filmmaking (2015) and low budget filmmaking (2017).
As a producer, Farah’s film credits include The Last Photograph (2017) and Irreplaceable You (2018), with television work The Singapore Grip (2020) and The ABC Murders (2018). In 2016, Farah produced a short film The Party, marking the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, which earned her a BAFTA nomination. Recent credits include the four-part ITV drama No Return (2022) and forthcoming feature film Woken.