THE SHoRT LIST

At Short Com. We're passionate about emerging comedy talent. The SHORT LIST is a brand new platform for the recommended writers who have come through our writing competitions that we want to highlight to agents; producers, talent and commissioners seeking new talent and ideas. The SHORT LIST is awarded to those who have been judged to make the short list of our writing competitions. Depending on the level of competition, it may extend to some writers who narrowly just missed out. For further enquiries, email us at info@shortcom.org

Sitcom

Winner of the 2020 Short Com Sitcom Writing Competition. Joe is an Edinburgh Dave Comedy Award  nominee as one half of sketch duo Good Bear.

Winner of the 2020 Short Com Sitcom Writing Competition. Joe is an Edinburgh Dave Comedy Award  nominee as one half of sketch duo Good Bear.

sorry

emma 

ramsay

When a hopeless romantic reacts violently to heartbreak she joins an unorthodox anger management group to harness this unfamiliar feeling: rage.

Emma is a screenwriter from Edinburgh currently residing in Glasgow. Since completing a Screenwriting MA in 2019, Emma has trained in TV drama development at Two Rivers Media under the mentorship of Marcus Wilson (Luther, Doctor Who). Since placing as a finalist in the Short Com competition with 'Sorry', she now has a TV comedy-horror in development with Two Rivers and was in the writers room for an adult animated sitcom for Wild Child Animation. As well as writing, Emma is keen to progress with her script editing and development work and is attached to direct her first short film in Spring 2021.

 

Winner of the 2020 Short Com Sitcom Writing Competition. Joe is an Edinburgh Dave Comedy Award  nominee as one half of sketch duo Good Bear.

Winner of the 2020 Short Com Sitcom Writing Competition. Joe is an Edinburgh Dave Comedy Award  nominee as one half of sketch duo Good Bear.

Joy

Joe Barnes

A platonic love story about an irascible elderly woman being moved into a care home and her put upon son in law. Getting on is hard. Getting on with others is even harder.

 

Joe Barnes is a comedy writer and performer. He is one half of Edinburgh Comedy Award (formerly Perrier) and Chortle award nominated sketch act Goodbear. He has written for The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), Newsjack and Newsjack Unplugged (BBC Radio 4Extra) as well as sketches for BBC3 and Channel 4.

As an actor, he plays Joe in Rose Matafeo’s Starstruck for BBC and HBO Max.

Joe’s script won the inaugural Shortcom Comedy Script Competition

Winner of the 2020 Short Com Sitcom Writing Competition. Joe is an Edinburgh Dave Comedy Award  nominee as one half of sketch duo Good Bear.

Winner of the 2020 Short Com Sitcom Writing Competition. Joe is an Edinburgh Dave Comedy Award  nominee as one half of sketch duo Good Bear.

Plan b

richard lazarus

'If we're both still single when we're fifty, we'll marry each other.' Will old school friends Alice and Ben really go through with the ultimate back up plan?

Richard Lazarus is a playwright and dramatist whose passion is comedy. His stage plays Hoofprints In The Sand and Shopping Lists and Suicide Notes have been produced on the stage in Edinburgh and London. He is a former core writer for EastEnders, and has written over 50 episodes of the BBC flagship drama. His first Sit Com script, Being Jane Brown, co-written with Manjnder Virk, was picked up by Henry Normal at Baby Cow and commissioned to script by the BBC. 

Winner of the 2020 Short Com Sitcom Writing Competition. Joe is an Edinburgh Dave Comedy Award  nominee as one half of sketch duo Good Bear.

Winner of the 2020 Short Com Sitcom Writing Competition. Joe is an Edinburgh Dave Comedy Award  nominee as one half of sketch duo Good Bear.

Saviour

Ian 

Sweeney

A struggling musician with a penchant for cynicism gets thrust into the media spotlight when his belly button turns into a mouth with the voice of an angel and the personality of a talk show host. This could be his big break, but is he ready for it?

Ian is a writer and director who is currently sheltering from COVID, Brexit and the British weather in New Zealand. He writes and directs commercials and music videos. He’s won a bunch of awards for some of them. His sitcom Saviour is based on a music video he directed for New Zealand rapper Randa. You can watch it here