Ceci Mazzarella has a mild obsession with words and pictures. She currently freelances as a Script Consultant, Reader and Researcher for multiple independent production companies, writers and producers, reporting on both books and screenplays. When she’s not reading, editing or analysing other people’s work, she’s busy writing her own.
She co-wrote/co-produced new musical The People’s Rock which debuted at Vault Festival 2018 to sell-out shows and international press attention. Her writing is most often described as ‘strange’. She’s working to pinpoint what that means.
Her first love is fiction and she’s written several novels, most of which sit on the literary side of genre fiction, combining unease, pathos and humour. Her influences range across fiction, film, TV, graphic novels, animation and music. Her favourite writers include Ruth Ozeki, Pedro Almodóvar, Virginia Woolf, Taika Waititi, and Yōko Ogawa.
While freelancing, she has spent the past year refining her writing and developmental skills, on the MA in Prose Fiction at the University of East Anglia (2018-2019), and with the Script Development Diploma at the National Film and Television School (2018-2019).