Sara-Ella Ozbek is a screenwriter and novelist. She is currently developing feature film JULIE, based on Polly Stenham’s contemporary version of the classic Strindberg play, with Josie Rourke (MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS) attached to direct. With Working Title Films she is developing a MARGOT FONTEYN feature biopic, with Lily James attached to play the central role, as well as producing alongside Gala Gordon. With Anthony Bregman & Stefanie Azpiazu’s Likely Story (IN THE HEIGHTS, I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS; FOXCATCHER; AMERICAN ULTRA) she is developing her debut novel, THE HIGH MOMENTS (published Simon & Schuster in 2020) as a TV series. With Standalone Pictures and Marina Zenovich (LANCE) attached to direct, she is developing an original thriller feature film BURIED ON THE BEACH; and for the same company she has written a contemporary THREE SISTERS. Sara-Ella’s second novel, NOTHING I WOULDN’T DO, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2021 and is in development for TV at Five Acts under ITV Studios with Sara-Ella attached to adapt for TV. Sara-Ella is also active in the theatre space, developing a GRAYSON PERRY musical along with the artist, composer Richard Thomas (JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA) and director Sean Foley (THE PLAY WHAT I WROTE) For the Birmingham Rep and The Old Vic.
"One of the most seductive and accomplished debuts I have ever read."
LAURA JANE WILLIAMS
Author of The Love Square
"If you were a fan of Lena Dunham’s Girls then Sara-Ella Ozbek’s latest could be your new best friend."