Shamim Sarif Writer and director Shamim Sarif is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter and director for film and TV. Her debut novel, 'The World Unseen' won the Pendleton May First Novel Award, and the Betty Trask Award. Her new book, The Athena Protocol, is an all-female action thriller released by HarperCollins in October 2019 as the first in a Young Adult series. The book is currently being developed for the screen. Shamim’s most recent feature as writer/director is Despite the Falling Snow, which released in the US in March 2017. The movie stars Rebecca Ferguson and Charles Dance and is based on her acclaimed second novel published by St Martin’s Press and Hodder. Her first feature film as writer/director, ‘I Can’t Think Straight’ won 11 awards. Her follow up movie ‘The World Unseen’ based on her award-winning book, debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival before garnering 23 awards internationally. An accomplished speaker, Shamim has spoken at TED events worldwide, at the INK Conference in India and DLD in Munich. Corporate speaking events have included Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Citibank and Disney. Shamim is a member of the Society of Authors, the WGA, BAFTA and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Social Media Twitter: @shamimsarif Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shamimsarif Instagram: shamimsarifRead more Read less
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