Emma
Jane Unsworth

Screenwriter and novelist

Emma Jane Unsworth is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter. She adapted her second novel, Animals, into a feature film. The film, directed by Sophie Hyde and starring Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat, premiered at Sundance Film Festival and was released to great acclaim in 2019. She is working on a memoir and her third novel, Adults, was released in 2020. As a journalist she writes regularly for newspapers and magazines, including Guardian Weekend and The Pool.

Emma is currently adapting her novel Adults for TV with Playground. Other TV projects include Gold Dust Nation with Bad Wolf, Inside Women with Keshet, Wild Cats with Lookout Point/BBC, Stuck With You with Sarah Brocklehurst Productions and also a project with Red Productions.

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Film

Writer 

Director Sophie Hyde
Starring
  • Holliday Grainger
  • Alia Shawkat
  • Based on Emma's novel by the same name.

    Sarah Brocklehurst Productions

    Television

    Writer 

    Based on Emma's novel of the same name.

    Playground Entertainment
    In development
    Lookout Point for BBC1
    In development
    Sarah Brocklehurst Productions
    In development
    Keshet TV
    In development
    Bad Wolf
    In development

    Drama set in all-female hostel co-written with Natalie O'Hara.

    Red & Sarah Brocklehurst Productions
    In development
    Creator Stephen Merchant
    Big Talk for BBC1