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Gemma Hurley

Writer

Gemma Hurley is co-writer of the BIFA nominated horror film HOST (2020) directed by Rob Savage for Shudder. The lockdown breakout hit has garnered a limited worldwide cinematic release and received the ‘best streaming movie’ title at Fangoria’s 2021 Chainsaw Awards. Gemma and her collaborators have since signed a three picture deal with Blumhouse Productions. Their next film (title TBA) is currently in post-production.
For television, Gemma has written an episode of the tech horror series RED ROSE for BBC / Netflix which is set to shoot in summer 2021. Currently she is writing an episode of Sky Studios’ upcoming supernatural thriller series THE RISING.
Beyond that, Gemma is adapting a sci-fi romance book for television with Heyday Films and a folk horror series with Working Title TV, while working on her own original tv projects with various production companies including Eleven Film.
Before all that, Gemma had a background writing collaborative comedy theatre and in 2018, her zombie horror feature script landed her in the top 10 female writers for The Academy run Nicholl Fellowship.
Twitter: @gemgemhurley 

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2020
Production (role):
THE RISING
Company:
Sky Studios
Project details:
Writers room (1 x episode)
Date: 2019
Production (role):
RED ROSE
Company:
Eleven / BBC
Project details:
Writers room (1 x episode)
Date: 2019
Production (role):
UNTITLED
Company:
Eleven / UKTV
Project details:
Original idea
Date: 2019
Production (role):
UNTITLED
Company:
Keshet UK
Project details:
Original idea
Date: 2019
Production (role):
UNTITLED
Company:
Duck Soup Films
Date: 2018
Production (role):
THE SWARM
Company:
Intaglio Films / ZDF
Date: 2018
Production (role):
WHITEWYTCH
Company:
Duck Soup Films
Date: 2018
Production (role):
NO SIGNAL
Company:
Euston Films
FEATURE FILM
Date: 2020
Production (role):
HOST
Company:
Shudder
Project details:
Co-writer. Director Rob Savage.
THEATRE
Production (role):
DEATH SHIP 666!
Company:
Courtyard Theatre 2013 Theatre 503 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013 Jermyn Street Theatre 2013 Leicester Square Theatre 2013 - 2015 Bamberg University Theatre, Germany 2014 Alchemist Theatre, Milwaukee 2015
Project details:
"Rip-rollicking, delightful extravaganza... this show is so slick and fast-paced it will leave you in a tail-spin!" - Daily Express *****

"Simply unmissable... This is perfection" - Three Weeks *****

"It's Titanic meets Airplane!" -Broadway Baby ****

"Hyper-energetic high-jinx" – Chortle ****
Production (role):
ONCE UPON A NIGHTMARE
Company:
Courtyard Theatre 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014
Project details:
“Anyone with a taste for the magical will be completely transfixed by this unique experience” - Broadway Baby *****

Production (role):
COUNTING STARS
Company:
Roundhouse Young Writer’s Scheme 2010

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): THE RISING
    Company: Sky Studios
    Project details: Writers room (1 x episode)
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): RED ROSE
    Company: Eleven / BBC
    Project details: Writers room (1 x episode)
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): UNTITLED
    Company: Eleven / UKTV
    Project details: Original idea
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): UNTITLED
    Company: Keshet UK
    Project details: Original idea
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): UNTITLED
    Company: Duck Soup Films
    Project details:
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): THE SWARM
    Company: Intaglio Films / ZDF
    Project details:
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): WHITEWYTCH
    Company: Duck Soup Films
    Project details:
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): NO SIGNAL
    Company: Euston Films
    Project details:
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): HOST
    Company: Shudder
    Project details: Co-writer. Director Rob Savage.
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): DEATH SHIP 666!
    Company: Courtyard Theatre 2013 Theatre 503 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013 Jermyn Street Theatre 2013 Leicester Square Theatre 2013 - 2015 Bamberg University Theatre, Germany 2014 Alchemist Theatre, Milwaukee 2015
    Project details: "Rip-rollicking, delightful extravaganza... this show is so slick and fast-paced it will leave you in a tail-spin!" - Daily Express *****

    "Simply unmissable... This is perfection" - Three Weeks *****

    "It's Titanic meets Airplane!" -Broadway Baby ****

    "Hyper-energetic high-jinx" – Chortle ****
  • Production (role): ONCE UPON A NIGHTMARE
    Company: Courtyard Theatre 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014
    Project details: “Anyone with a taste for the magical will be completely transfixed by this unique experience” - Broadway Baby *****

  • Production (role): COUNTING STARS
    Company: Roundhouse Young Writer’s Scheme 2010
    Project details: