Meloni Poole


THIRST (In development) / Feature

Psychological horror. Co-writer: Stacey Sampson. Producer: Alex Thiele.


THE WILDERNESS (In development) / Feature

Thriller. Writer: John Hickman, Guiding Lights mentee.


TRIGGA (2016) Creative England and BFI Network’s I-Shorts Scheme / Short

She’d rather not speak and prefers life as a horse, but the girls at school just won’t leave her alone. 

·   Selected for over 35 film festivals. Winning Grand Prize for Live Action at Oscar Qualifying Rhodes Island International Film Festival, Best Directing Award at Women’s Independent Film Festival, Hollywood, Winner of Best Composer Award at Underwire Film Festival.


LAP / Screen Yorkshire / Short

A tender love story between a lap-dancer and a stranger she meets one rainy night. 

·   Screening in competition at Encounters, Melbourne, Leeds and London Film Festival.


DISH / Film 4 / Short

Can she have her cake and eat him? Two strangers meet and a night of strange passion unfolds. 

·   Screening in competition at Rotterdam, Brest, Sitges, Oberhausen, Leeds and London International Film Festivals.


THIS CHARMING MAN / BFI and Channel 4 / Documentary

Portrait of my father, ex-coalminer turned inventor of the horse jaquzzi and Morrissey fan.

Selected for BFI’s 100 films on Britishness 


Selected schemes:

2017 Guiding Lights mentoring scheme, Bart Layton mentor.

2016 SHY BIRD, I-Features, Creative England, BFI and BBC Films. 1st round development.

2016 TRiGGA, I-Shorts3, Creative England and BFI Network.