ENDORSEMENTS
“Linda has a distinct voice. Her work is often bittersweet, able to mix humor with emotion. Her stories always feel deeply personal and intimate, her characters fully formed with a rare intelligence about the ambiguities of life.” Andrew Niccol, Writer/Director, Gattaca, Truman Show
“Linda Niccol’s writing veers between laconic and understated wit, and moments of deep tenderness. Nobody in New Zealand explores the sharp and dark side the way that she does.” Dame Fiona Kidman, Author
“I have worked with Linda Niccol as a script writer on a range of projects. Her writing is both eloquent and engaging. From scene setting, to characterization, she artfully brings the reader’s imagination to life, deciphering the human condition and translating it skillfully to the page.” Jesse Warn, Director, The Flash, True Blood
SCREENINGS, AWARDS & CREDITS
2018 Women Who Write In Film - Semi-finalist 'Too Close To The Edge'
2017 Lady Filmmakers – Script Award 'The Girl With A Little Bit Extra'
2017 Holly Shorts - Semi-finalist 'The Girl With A Little Bit Extra'
2017 ‘The Catch’ directed by Simon Mark-Brown – Script development
2016 US Diverse Voices Screenplay Award Finalist for ‘The Tear Collector”
2016 Music video ‘Death of the Disco King’ released July 2016
2015 US BestShorts Award – category Disability Issues ‘The Handkerchief’
2015 Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival, New York – ‘The Handkerchief’
2014 Table Read My Screenplay top 100 finalist – ‘Looking for Lila Ray’
2014 New Zealand International Film Festival – short film ‘The Handkerchief’
2014 Official Selection Newport Beach Film Festival – short film ‘The Handkerchief’
2014 Spirit Quest Film Festival top five finalist – feature film script ‘Poppy’
2014 Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival Screenwriting Award Winner – feature film script ‘Poppy’
2013 ‘The Handkerchief’ Writer/Director – short film
2012 ‘Dangerous Ride’ Writer/Director, WIFTI Showcase / Show Me Shorts 2013
2012 NZWG Best Unproduced Screenplay Award for ‘Miss Adventure’ (‘Poppy’ and ‘Looking for Lila Ray’ also placed in the top 10)
2012 81st US Writer’s Digest Writing Competition Screenplay Top Ten Finalist for ‘Looking For Lila Ray’
2010 New York Sloan Science Award Finalist for ‘The Tear Collector’
2010 Kaos Films British Feature Film Script Contest Top 25 ‘Looking for Lila Ray’
2008 ‘Second-Hand Wedding’ Co-writer, Associate Producer
2006 Kaos Films British Short Film Script Contest Winner ‘The Handkerchief’
PUBLISHED FICTION
SHORTZ – Collected children’s stories by Kapiti writers 2012
Short fiction collections; ‘The Geometry of Desire’, 2005, ‘The Temperature of Water’, 2008 – these stories gained critical acclaim have been widely anthologised and broadcast and two have also been made into short films.
CURRENT WRITING & DIRECTING PROJECTS
‘Poppy’ original feature film script, in development, producer Susan Parker
‘Lorraine’ feature film script with collaborator Vincent Thibault, producer Monique Huberdeau
Feature adaptation of ‘By Light Alone’ SF UK novel by Adam Roberts
Feature adaptation of ‘Too Close to the Edge’ French novel by Pascal Garnier
TV series adaptation of US novel ‘Zombies & Calculus’ by Colin Adams
‘Swimming with Ghosts’ original feature film script
  • Writer (8 Credits)
    By Light Alone
    Screenplay
    LORRAINE
    Screenplay
    Poppy
    Screenplay
    The Book Lovers
    Short Script
    THE GIRL WITH A LITTLE BIT EXTRA
    Short Script
    The Tear Collector
    Screenplay
    Too Close To The Edge
    Screenplay
    The Handkerchief2013
    Short
  • Director (1 Credit)
    The Handkerchief2013
    Short
Best Screenplay
The Tear Collector
Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival
New York
2017
Best Screenplay
By Light Alone
2017 Lady Filmmakers Festival staged reading – ‘The Girl With A Little Bit Extra’ 2017 We Screenplay Short Script Contest finalist – ‘The Girl With A Little Bit Extra’ 2017 HollyShorts Screenplay Contest semi-finalist – ‘The Book Lovers’ 2016 US Diverse Voices Screenplay Award Finalist – ‘The Tear Collector” 2015 US BestShorts Award – category Disability Issues ‘The Handkerchief’ 2014 Table Read My Screenplay top 100 finalist – ‘Looking for Lila Ray’ 2014 Spirit Quest Film Festival top five finalist – feature film script ‘Poppy’ 2014 Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival Screenwriting Award Winner – feature film script ‘Poppy’ 2012 NZWG Best Unproduced Screenplay Award for ‘Miss Adventure’ (‘Poppy’ and ‘Looking for Lila Ray’ also placed in the top 10) 2012 81st US Writer’s Digest Writing Competition Screenplay Top Ten Finalist for ‘Looking For Lila Ray’ 2010 New York Sloan Science Award Finalist for ‘The Tear Collector’ 2010 Kaos Films British Feature Film Script Contest Top 25 ‘Looking for Lila Ray’ 2006 Kaos Films British Short Film Script Contest Winner ‘The Handkerchief’
New York
2013
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