Cal Moriarty is a multi award-winning writer-director, novelist and producer. Cal’s debut novel, The Killing of Bobbi Lomax, was an FT Crime Novel of the Year and was compared to the work of Elmore Leonard, Stephen King, Don Winslow and Bill Beverly. Great company to be in!
Cal’s screenwriter-director debut, the short Talk, showed at over 20 International Film Festivals and garnered many awards. ShortsHD picked the film up for international distribution and it has appeared thousands of times on US and International TV.
As a producer, Cal was awarded by the Writers Guild in their inaugural theatre awards for her ‘exceptional encouragement of new writing’ . Cal studied for her MA in Playwriting under the tutelage of April de Anglis and Mark Ravenhill and her graduation play, Legacy, was picked up by Soho Theatre as the very first play in its Launchpad series. Cal later attended a 20-week scriptwriting master class at RADA tutored by Stephen Jeffries (The Libertine) and studied in a year long series of directing classes. Cal has produced comedy and theatre and directed work on the London and Edinburgh Fringe and Off West End.
Over the years, Cal has developed many feature films with emerging writers, many of whose films have been optioned/produced, some by Hollywood names. For many years Cal ran a monthly screenwriters workshop for new writers at BAFTA in Piccadilly and had some wonderful speakers including Ken Loach, Crying Game and On Chesil Beach producer Steve Woolley and Bridget Jones producer Debra Hayward from Working Title. Today, as well as continuing to develop screenplays with writers, Cal teaches screenwriting to some of Britain’s best known novelists.
Cal’s feature film, Burn Everything, was mentored in the Writers Lab and the Directors Lab of Moonstone (the UK sister of Sundance) and, more recently, with the Blacklist Labs with whom it is currently being developed. Cal received a distinction for her MA Screenwriting graduation feature script, Midnight, which she is currently developing as its director.