Screenplay successes for Niccol

Posted Tuesday 19 Sep 2017

Kapiti writer/director Linda Niccol is on a roll: her short screenplay The Girl With A Little Bit Extra will have a staged reading at the upcoming Lady Filmmakers Festival in Beverly Hills, one of just two screenplays selected. The script tells the story of Poppy, a girl with a little bit extra - the chromosome that causes Down syndrome - who decides to take control of her own destiny. The screenplay was also recognised as a quarter finalist in the US ScreenCraft contest. Meanwhile, Niccol's short screenplay The Book Lovers made the finalists at HollyShorts last month.