#TeamBUFF introduces Adriel Leff



Scriptwriter, ‘Inner Bull’ (Live Script Readings, CHANNEL 4 HQ, 4 September, 4pm)
Director, ‘The Ballad of Johnny Windows’ (UK Premiere, Genesis Cinema, Whitechapel, 5 September, 7pm)

Following a successful stint as a music journalist with a weekly music column in several East London local newspapers, Adriel’s first ever attempt at screenwriting, a sitcom entitled VIA BANK, was optioned by Emmy award winning UK/US producer Allan McKeown (BIRDS OF A FEATHER, LOVEJOY), the only occasion in his career that he ever accepted an unsolicited script.
Allan then asked Adriel to co-write MEETING THE KING, a musical he had conceived based on the infamous meeting in 1965 between Elvis Presley and The Beatles, with writer/director Bob Eaton (LENNON, GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY), before going on to co-write with Bob a musical he conceived himself based on the life and music of Marvin Gaye, entitled MARVIN, that garnered significant interest from several theatres including the Royal Court Liverpool and the Hackney Empire.

This year, Adriel was asked by producer Enrico Tessarin (THE KNOT) to rewrite the final draft of feature film THE HABIT OF BEAUTY starring Noel Clarke.
Adriel’s own directorial debut, comedy feature BLOODY LIP, won the award for Best Ensemble In A Feature Film at the LA Comedy Festival, received its world premiere at the prestigious Friars Club Comedy Film Festival in New York City, and was selected as the closing film of last year’s British Urban Film Festival.  The film has gone on to be included in six additional festivals and competitions.

His second film THE BALLAD OF JOHNNY WINDOWS won the award for Best Mockumentary in a Feature Film at the LA Comedy Festival, also had its world premiere at the Friars Club Comedy Film Festival, and will receive its UK premiere at the British Urban Film Festival this year.
He is currently in production on his third feature, BREAKING BRITAIN, on schedule for completion by the end of the year.

Watch the trailer: http://youtu.be/iEgtvZSPYV0

Follow Adriel and crew on twitter: @WayOutFilms get tickets at http://www.britishurbanfilmfestival.co.uk/book-tickets


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