Jeda Cacioli

Screenwriter – Filmmaker – Actor

About me

I am an Australian/Italian screenwriter and award-winning filmmaker based in Swansea. My filmmaking journey has been unconventional since I began my professional career as a Microbiologist. In my native Australia, I produced and directed the award-winning documentary “You Don’t Look Sick” which focused on the autoimmune disease Lupus. It premiered at the Star Doc Film Festival in L.A. and was reviewed in publications such as Influx Magazine.

When I first moved to the U.K. I started a project called 12aYear, where we made one short film a month for one year. I wrote four of the twelve produced short films, and my short “A Call To Arms”, our response to the #metoo movement, was supported by ERA 50:50 and premiered at Shorts On Tap in London.

For the past three years, I have been developing my craft as a screenwriter and director. After taking a short time off to have my son, I wrote and co-directed the Sci-Fi short “Mnemosyn: ResolutionService”. Mnemosyn has won Best Film at the L.A. SCI-FI and Horror film festival and Best SCI-FI at the Toronto’s Women’s Festival. I placed 6th overall in my group at the NYC Midnight Short Screenplay competition and was awarded a ScreenSkills bursary fund to attend the John Yorke advanced structure course.

Resumes

In Development

BEDREST – Feature Film
A NHS PALS reviewer investigates a recent complaint about the
Maternity ward when she discovers a sinister presence wrecking havoc.

THE FATES – Feature Film
Tommassina “Tommy” Evander, returns home to care for her dying sister
and mother when her childhood abuser returns to assert his control. 

DON’T BELIEVE THE WOMEN – Feature Film
Set in WWII Italy, a young girl is sent to Susa to avoid the coming terror in
Turin but ends up at the centre of the black market.

ILLEGITIMATE – T.V. Pilot
The Illegitimate children of a powerful mobster, and owners of one of
London’s BDSM clubs, must fight for survival when they become the centre of a bloody feud.

Awards

Mnemosyn: Resolution Service
Best Colorist – Wolverhampton Film Festival
Best Sci-fi – Women’s Toronto Film Festival
Best Film – L.A. Sci-Fi & Horror Film Festival

A Good Man – Short Screenplay
4th Place in the NYC Midnight Short Screenplay Competition