Selina
Lim

Writer for Film and TV

Selina is a BAFTA and BIFA nominated screenwriter. Her first film Painkiller (2011, BBC Writersroom, B3 Media) starring Benedict Wong and Franz Drameh screened at Encounters, Rushes, the London Short Film Festival and London Comedy Film Festival where it was nominated for the Discovery Award.

Selina’s next film, a 28-minute black comedy Keeping up with the Joneses, starred Maxine Peake and Adeel Akhtar and was nominated for a BAFTA Award and a BIFA for Best British Short Film in 2014. It won the Best Thriller Short Award at the London Short Film Festival 2014 and Best Thriller at the Aesthetica Film Festival 2014.

Selina's next projects were 15-minute short film Playing Ball which was commissioned by BBC Drama as part of the Original Drama Shorts 2015 from BBC iPlayer, and the episode 'Janine' starring Ruth Madeley for BBC Studios/Green Door’s ‘Five By Five’. This was a series of short films executive produced by and starring Idris Elba.

Selina has also written for Hollyoaks (Lime Pictures/Channel 4) and was in the writers room for The Night Manager Series 2 (The Ink Factory). She has a comedy drama TV series in development with Tiger Aspect based on an original idea by Freddie Waters.

Selina has been named on the BBC's New Talent Hotlist, in which "creative leaders from across the BBC have identified over 200 broadcasting stars of the future".

CV

Television

Writer 

Dim Sum
6 x 30'

TV adaptation of the short film of the same name by Freddie Waters.

Tiger Aspect
In development
Creator David Farr
Starring
  • Esme Creed-Miles
  • Mireille Enos
  • High-concept thriller / coming-of-age drama. Based on the film of the same name. 

    Amazon Studios for Amazon
    Creator Laurie Nunn
    Starring
  • Asa Butterfield
  • Gillian Anderson
  • Emma Mackey
  • Acclaimed comedy-drama series about the teenaged son of a sex therapist. 

    Eleven Film for Netflix
    Director Kate Herron
    Starring
  • Ruth Madeley
  • Taurean Steele
  • Sope Dirisu
  • Mawaan Rizwan
  • Janine wants to score but her local dealer can't see past her wheelchair. Tired of the daily prejudice, she flips it to her advantage when a cop appears on the horizon.




    BBC Studios for BBC
    Hollyoaks
    2 x 30'
    Producer Vikki Tennant
    Director various
    Lime Pictures for Channel 4
    Director Rachna Suri

    When Charlie quits the netball team that her mother coaches, she kick starts a chain of events that will test their relationship.

    BBC iShorts

    Film

    Writer 

    Director Michael Pearce
    Starring
  • Maxine Peake
  • Adeel Akhtar
  • MP's wife Celia discovers her husband's true colours when she is taken hostage by his criminal business associates.

    Producer Michael Berliner
    Director Mustapha Kseibati
    Starring
  • Franz Drameh
  • Benedict Wong
  • Drama-comedy about an armed robbery that goes very wrong