Sarah Farinha (née Woolner) is a BAFTA-winning screenwriter who creates bold worlds and larger-than-life characters, often with a twist of humour. After graduating from the National Film and Television School with an MA in Screenwriting, she was invited to join the BBC TV Drama Writers’ Programme where she developed a project with BBC Studios.
Sarah’s short animation Sleeping with the Fishes won her a BAFTA in 2014, while her other shorts have also been screened internationally and won various awards. Her current television slate includes The House Next Door, a 90-minute drama commissioned by the BBC and produced by Fable Pictures; and Mary and Vince (Vertigo Films), a drama series inspired by her own experience growing up with a father who was an undercover police detective in the Flying Squad (aka The Sweeney).
She is also a visiting lecturer of screenwriting at the University of the Arts, London, and the recipient of prestigious fellowships for The MacDowell Colony and Yaddo in the United States.
She is currently developing original work with several production companies.
Agent: Marnie Podos, Under New Mgmt