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Tamzin Rafn

Writer

Represented by:

Humphrey Elles-Hill

Tamzin Rafn began her career in the industry as Personal Assistant to musicals star Darren Day on the UK tours of Great Expectation and Summer Holiday. Following that she worked at The Mob Film Company working for directors Vadim Jean and Bharat Nalluri where she got her first feature credit as an assistant on the movie One More Kiss.

Bitten by the film flea, she joined BBC Films as the assistant to producer Ruth Caleb and among the many projects produced whilst there, she worked with future Oscar winner Pawel Pawlikowski on his movie Last Resort, as well as multi-award winning TV movie Care directed by Antonia Bird. From there, Tamzin became the in-house Script Reader, devouring over 1200 during her time .

This lead to a Head of Development position at The Producers Films (credits include the Brenda Blethyn TV movie, Belonging) before moving to Big Talk Pictures where she headed up the Film Department for over five years. Whilst there she worked on such movies as Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, Attack the Block, Paul, In Fear, and TV projects such as Free Agents, The Job Lot and Chickens as a Development Exec, before a getting a producer credit on award winning indie, Sightseers. 

Whilst working at Big Talk, Tamzin wrote the movie Albatross  on Sundays ‘to see how it felt to take a mean note’. Unexpectedly, the script sold within three weeks of completion and was shooting exactly one year later. The movie starred newcomer Jessica Brown Findlay, Oscar nominees Felicity Jones and Julia Ormond, and was the first English speaking role for German star Sebastian Koch. The film gained two BIFA nominations and an Evening Standard Award nomination for Jessica Brown Findlay.

Tamzin writes a screenwriting column for website Industrial Scripts. She also made the Brit List for the UK’s best unproduced work with her script Alice in La La Land.

(The CV below contains only original work and does not include the many uncredited rewrites completed)

Credits

FEATURE FILM
Date: 2014
Production (role):
ALICE IN LA LA LAND
Company:
BFI / Oakheart Films
Project details:
Original feature
Date: 2012
Production (role):
MISS SHIRLEY BASSEY
Company:
Rainy Day Films
Project details:
Dir. Marc Evans

Based on the book by John L Williams
Date: 2011
Production (role):
ALBATROSS
Company:
CinemaNX
Project details:
Original feature

Dir. Niall McCormick

Cast: Julia Ormond, Sebastian Koch, Jessica Brown Findlay and Felicity Jones

UK release: 14 October 2011
Date: 2009
Production (role):
THE SEVEN FIRES OF MADEMOISELLE
Company:
Kudos / New Regency
Project details:
Based on the book by Esther Vilar
Date: 2008
Production (role):
AUDREY DISORDERLY
Company:
Julkat Films
Project details:
Original romantic comedy
TELEVISION
Date: 2016
Production (role):
DOG EAT DOG
Company:
Guilty Party/ Red Productions
Project details:
1 x 30'
Date: 2017
Production (role):
HOMEWRECKERS
Company:
Guilty Party/ Red Productions
Project details:
1 x 60'
Date: 2014
Production (role):
WILD OATS
Company:
ITV
Project details:
1 x 30’ episode
Date: 2010
Production (role):
THE ODDPARENTS
Company:
Big Talk Productions / Sky
Project details:
Half hour comedy sitcom
Date: 2009
Production (role):
LESS IS LESS
Company:
Big Tree Productions
Project details:
Half hour comedy sitcom

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): ALICE IN LA LA LAND
    Company: BFI / Oakheart Films
    Project details: Original feature
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): MISS SHIRLEY BASSEY
    Company: Rainy Day Films
    Project details: Dir. Marc Evans

    Based on the book by John L Williams
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): ALBATROSS
    Company: CinemaNX
    Project details: Original feature

    Dir. Niall McCormick

    Cast: Julia Ormond, Sebastian Koch, Jessica Brown Findlay and Felicity Jones

    UK release: 14 October 2011
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): THE SEVEN FIRES OF MADEMOISELLE
    Company: Kudos / New Regency
    Project details: Based on the book by Esther Vilar
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): AUDREY DISORDERLY
    Company: Julkat Films
    Project details: Original romantic comedy
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): DOG EAT DOG
    Company: Guilty Party/ Red Productions
    Project details: 1 x 30'
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): HOMEWRECKERS
    Company: Guilty Party/ Red Productions
    Project details: 1 x 60'
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): WILD OATS
    Company: ITV
    Project details: 1 x 30’ episode
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): THE ODDPARENTS
    Company: Big Talk Productions / Sky
    Project details: Half hour comedy sitcom
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): LESS IS LESS
    Company: Big Tree Productions
    Project details: Half hour comedy sitcom