Eliza Power is a screenwriter, playwright, actress and director. She has a BA in English and Classics from Kings College, London and an MA in Text and Performance from RADA.
Her debut television comedy pilot was optioned to Sprout Pictures. She recently co-wrote the feature film THE TORTURED ARTIST, which has been optioned to Elevated Pictures. She has two films in development with New Planet Films – an UNTITLED FEATURE and the short Irish comedy-horror film A HAND TO HOLD, which Eliza will direct. Eliza has two other short films and a web series in development. She is currently working on various scripts for film and television, including several comedy-dramas, feature films, drama series, a live action children’s tv show and an animation series. She is a member of the Writers Guild of Great Britain. As a playwright, her plays have been performed in London, New York, Atlanta, Berlin, Sydney and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She was the artistic director of the Short Cuts Festival, based at The Hen and Chickens Theatre, which ran from 2012-2017.
Alongside her writing, Eliza is a professional theatre, film and television actress. She is soon to appear in the upcoming web series MAMA KNOWS BEST, which she has also written. She recently portrayed the music icon Debbie Harry in the film SUNDAY GIRL. Since her teens, she has appeared in various television series including THE BILL (Talkback Thames), ASHES TO ASHES (BBC), THE LIFE AND TIMES OF VYVIENNE VYLE (BBC) and COLLIDING LIVES (Discovery Channel). Eliza is an experienced copywriter for the technology industry, and is the co-presenter of the monthly NTT podcast, which explores new and unusual technology trends. She is the co-creator and co-host of the upcoming podcast ‘THE WITCHERY PODCAST, which deep dives into the ‘horror behind the horror’ - true stories that inspired some of the greatest horror films ever made.
In August 2023 Eliza’s script ‘A Hold To Hold’ won Best International Short Screenplay at The Strange Days Horror Festival. In September 2023 the script won Best Horror Screenplay at the Festigious International Film Festival.
THE TORTURED ARTIST (Co-written with Pete Reid)
UNTITLED NEW PROJECT
|New Planet Films|
A HAND TO HOLD
|New Planet Films/Carraig Films|
|The Magic Toyshop|
MAMA KNOWS BEST
|Greenhouse / Michael Smith|
|Tristan Bates Theatre, London|
|Village Theatre, Atlanta USA|
|The Bread and Roses Theatre|
|Workshop Theatre, New York|
|The Hen and Chickens Theatre, London|
DARKER THE NIGHT
|London Horror Festival|