Sharma Walfall is a bright young writer from Manchester. In 2015 she won the inaugural Channel 4 New Writing Award and since then her writer career has gone from strength to strength. Her original series OUT OF BOUNDS – a gay Romeo & Juliet story set in the Manchester ganglands – was awarded a development commission with TriForce Creative Network Writer’s Incubator and was subsequently read as part of Sky’s popular industry table reads. Sharma is writing original TV pieces for Kudos North and with Tony Jordan’s Red Planet Pictures as a finalist of the Red Planet Prize in partnership with ITV Drama. Sharma was recently on ITV’s Original Voices scheme which places emerging writers on a continuing drama programme. She is currently mentored by mutli-award winning screenwriter Jack Thorne as part of Dancing Ledge’s HETV ScreenSkills programme and was featured recently with her mentor in a piece in The Observer. Sharma’s writing is tender, she writes young voices with aplomb and is exceptionally deft at crafting ensemble multi-stranded drama. Sharma recently took part in a writer’s room for a new drama series produced by Red Productions (and will be writing an episode) and she is also writing an episode of NOUGHTS AND CROSSES for Mammoth/BBC. Sharma has also just been commissioned to write a dramatic monologue for BBC iPlayer.