Screen - UK Stars of Tomorrow
In June 2014, writer Dawn King was included in the prestigious Screen UK Stars of Tomorrow:
Dawn King is a much-awarded young writer for the stage and, at last, the screen, having signed a deal with Cowboy Films to adapt her sell-out play Ciphers from Bush Theatre. The short film she wrote starring Olivia Colman, The Kármán Line, premiered at SXSW this year and went on to Aspen where it quickly won two awards.
“I’ve done my first treatment on Ciphers,” she says, “and starting to work on it is making me realise how much of a bigger job it is than a play. The reason I started writing Ciphers was that I was really interested in the secret services, interested in doing the non-James Bond version where people screw up and they get it wrong and they have boring bits at their desk - but in a dramatic way, of course!”
Born in the West Country and currently living in London, King always wanted to work in film and TV, she says, but started out in young writers’ programmes at Soho Theatre and Royal Court in 2002 and just carried on.
“It’s amazing how I’ve gotten this film commission through theatre,” she says. “But you never know what’s going to happen when you start to write.”Read the full Screen article here