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Holly Race

Writer - Television

Agent: Julie Press - julie@kitsonpress.co.uk

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Holly worked in television drama as a Script Editor and Development Executive before deciding to focus on her own writing. She was selected for the Faber Academy novel writing course, where she wrote her young adult debut novel ‘Midnight’s Twins’. This secured her a literary agent at WME and a three-book publishing deal with Hot Key books. She has developed and written an original Tv pilot, ‘The Wishes’ and is currently working on new series ideas along with writing the second book in her YA trilogy.

Work

Scripts

The Wishes (2019)
60' Pilot Episode - High Concept Relationship Drama

When single mother Kelly comes into possession of a necklace that grants wishes, she inadvertently wishes her beloved daughter out of existence. She must navigate her ex-husband’s dysfunctional family politics in order to get her daughter back

The Haunting of Amanda Vane (2019)
Horror Stage Play

A play about post-natal depression and the masochism of perfectionism, in development with theatre director Rebecca Atkinson-Lord. When Amanda’s father dies, she takes an antique doll, Mia, from his attic. But when strange things start happening to Amanda, she begins to question whether something malicious is at play.

Novels

Dreamwatcher (2020-2022)
Young Adult Fantasy Trilogy

‘Midnight’s Twins’ is the first in this trilogy that will be published by Hot Key Books in June 2020. The second book in the series ‘A City Dark & Golden’ will be published in 2021 with the final untitled novel due to launch in 2022.

Editorial Experience

Development Executive (2016-2017)
Imaginarium Studios

Developed and script edited a wide range of projects at both treatment and script stage. Genres ranged from contemporary sci fi and action to period crime and family singles.

Development Editor (2014-2016)
Red Planet Pictures

Script edited a provisional second series of Dickensian. Assistant script editor on Death in Paradise Season 4 (BBC1) and literary supervisor on The Passing Bells (BBC1).

Freelance researcher and reader (2012-2018)

Worked for numerous companies on a regular basis, including Working Title (TV and film), the BFI, Ecosse, Pathe, New Pictures, Blueprint, Warp, 4Screenwriting, Guiding Lights and Aardman Animation.

Education & Training

The Faber Academy (2017)

Novel Writing Course

National Television School (2010-2010)

Diploma in Script Development (Distinction)

Oriel College, Oxford (2003-2006)

MA (2.1) in English Language and Literature