Jemma Arnold is a London based writer with a BA Hons in Film and Television Production from York St.John University.
She has spent the past six years working on a variety of different projects that have predominately focused on sensitive issues. She enjoys creating pieces that have a deeper meaning and serve a purpose to audiences on a relatable level.
“For me, it is important to write pieces that help to give people a voice, especially when they may be struggling to find one”
Most recently she developed the script “Sour Milk” which is soon to be released into film festivals. “Sour Milk” focuses on the long-term effects of bullying after the protagonist is reunited with his childhood bully at a job interview.
“I feel that “Sour Milk” serves an important message as it highlights and emphasises the long-term effects of bullying right through to adult age. I think it also helps to promote equality as it is showing men to be more sensitive, rather than having to hide away their emotions due to what society dictates”.
She is currently working on an upcoming feature which focusses upon a range of different characters who are dealing with a variety of mental issues.
Jemma also likes writing light-hearted and comedic scripts. During her final year at university, she wrote a musical entitled “Evie” which focused upon a girl who was stuck in a dead end job and dreamt of travelling. She has worked on further projects such as LGBTQ+ focussed pieces and she has also had experience working on a live television set, where she and her fellow students developed an informative show named “Turn it Up” aimed at the students of York St.John University.
“I love watching a story I have developed come to life through the means of film. I visualize the characters, their traits, their lives, their experiences and their traumas. When it all comes to life on set, there’s nothing like it”.
I feel that “Sour Milk” serves an important message as it highlights and emphasises the long-term effects of bullying right through to adult age. I think it also helps to promote equality as it is showing men to be more sensitive, rather than having to hide away their emotions due to what society dictates.