Talking Twisted by Steph Wessell from the Twisted50 Book Launch

Ok, so I was a bit tipsy… and giddy with getting an unexpected, lovely and oh-so-heavy glass award (2nd Best Story)… and feeling really sociable, meeting face-to-face many friends I’d previously met only virtually in the Create 50 community… and I was so happy to be showing my husband and friends (also in attendance) the reality of how fabulous and special the whole Twisted 50 experience is… and very proud that readers had sought me out at the party to tell me how they’d enjoyed my story… and it was so nice to see old friends that I hadn’t seen for years (Helen Lloyd and I used to work together; Ellie Torrez starred in a portmanteau collaborative feature film that I co-wrote and co-directed, and there were a few pals from the London Screenwriters Festival there too)… and I really don’t get the chance to dress up posh very often… and it was close to the end of the evening so we were being ushered out…


…so perhaps I can be excused for the rather gushy interview?! Ah, well, maybe not. But however I came across, it was a great experience to be on the side of the interviewee for once (as a factual television director I’m usually the one asking the questions, not the other way round)!

Once again thank you Chris and team, for giving us such great opportunities. You said you would create a platform for our work and help us experience how it feels to get traction in our writing careers… and you delivered. An unforgettable evening.

Steph Wessell.

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