Antony Woodruffe has been writing, producing and occasionally directing short films for over ten years now. In 2006 he completed an MA in Dramatic Writing at the University of Sussex after which he moved to London to pursue a career as a writer.
Although initially writing short films with a more realist dramatic edge, Antony began to develop an interest in more avant garde and surrealist writing techniques. Indeed it was his short surreal story ‘Godly’ which won him a place on the Dramatic Writing MA and led directly to the surrealist short ‘A Little Light’.
In 2005 as a result of studying radio drama, Antony completed his first foray into radio with the family drama ‘Morning After’, with sound continuing to play an important role in all his writing.
In 2004 Antony began collaborating with Director Neil Mcenerywest on a 30 min psychological short ‘Undertow’. Influenced as much by avante garde as narrative cinema, ‘Undertow’ proved incredibly successful, playing to a packed house in New York in 2008, picking up 2 awards at the International Independent Film Festival in the process. ‘Undertow’ went on to be screened at numerous festivals around the world garnering praise from filmmakers Greg Loftinand Jon Sanders, and Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw in the process.
Throughout 2009 Antony continued to collaborate with Neil Mcenerywest, developing two feature projects.
With several short stories, short films, and feature film scripts under his belt, Antony is currently developing his fourth feature film screenplay, a variety of radio plays, and continues to write poetry.