Meroë Candy

connecting art, entertainment, science and research

Previous Projects

Story Research

Working with a range of production companies researching and developing stories for TV comedy and drama including:

Best Interests. Forthcoming BBC Drama with Jack Thorne and Chapter One. (2019)

How to Stop Time. Forthcoming feature from SunnyMarch and StudioCanal. (2019)

A Life Ever After by Carla Graul from Audible. (2018)

Good Pharma BBC Writers Room project with Sarah Page and Clerkenwell Films.(2018)

Bird's Eye View. Researching and identifying speakers for their Reclaim the Frame screening programme. (2018)


Working with Duck Soup Films to develop audience interactives for a forthcoming BBC drama.(2019)

Produced an art-science engagement programme to accompany Penny Woolcock’s exhibition at Modern Art Oxford.(2018)

Exec Producing

Eternal Beauty (2018) dir. Craig Roberts, a Vox Pictures production, with BFI, Wellcome, Film Cymru, and Pinewood Pictures.

Out of Blue (2018) dir. Carol Morley, an Independent Film and Camp Films, with BBC Films, Wellcome, Dignity Film Finance, Ellenglaze Films, Electric Shadow, and Lipsync.

Dark River (2017) dir. Clio Barnard, a Left Bank Pictures and Moonspun Production, with Film4, BFI, Screen Yorkshire, Wellcome and Protagonist Pictures.

Journeyman (2017) dir. Paddy Considine, an Inflammable Films production with Film4, BFI, Screen Yorkshire, Wellcome, Studio Canal and Cornerstone Films.

Adult Life Skills (2016) dir. Rachel Tunnard, a Pico Pictures production with Creative England, Steel Mill Pictures, Lions and Bears, Filmgate Films and Wellcome.

Bjork’s Biophilia Live (2014) dir Peter Strickland Nick Fenton, a Gloria Films/One Little Indian production with Cinema Purgatorio and Wellcome.

Ming of Harlem (2014) dir Phillip Warnell, a Big Other Films production with Wellcome, Arts Council, VAF and Soda Pictures.

Talent programmes

Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship in partnership with BFI and Film4. I developed the concept with the partners for this unique film industry award. I oversaw the management of the Fellowship selection process, the award ceremony and worked closely with all fellows to identify story ideas and connect with expertise, archives and research.

Experimental Stories for Radio in partnership with BBC Radio 4. I managed the Experimental Stories workshop programme between 2014 and 2017. This writers/producers and scientists lab has resulted in 8 drama commissions to date. Most recently, The Truth About Hawaii aired on Radio 4.

National Film and Television School Bridges to Industry for Drama in partnership with Wellcome and Sky Atlantic. I developed the concept for the programme with NFTS and Sky. This competition is for NFTS graduates to pitch for a 1 hour drama for Sky Atlantic.

Wellcome Ideaslab at Edinburgh International Film Festival (2015-2018). I co-developed the concept and secured partners for a lab for writers and scientists during the festival and the EIFF Screenwriter in Residence award which has run for the past three years.

Wellcome Arts Awards funding programme. I developed, launched and led Wellcome's arts programme for seven years until 2013. The programme which ran for a decade supported artists, film-makers, performers, writers, musicians and arts organisations to make work in collaboration with scientists and other academics.