Sharma Walfall is a bright young writer from Manchester. In 2015 she won the inaugural Channel 4 New Writing Award and since then her writing career has gone from strength to strength. She wrote an episode of NOUGHTS & CROSSES for Mammoth/BBC, and also took part in the writer’s room. She also has been commissioned to write a script by Red Productions for a drama which is in development with Sky, Damian Jones is also producing as the series is an adaptation of a feature originally produced by DJ Films. Sharma was also recently in the writer’s room for SIXTEEN which is a female led ambitious sci-fi series in development with Duck Soup, and she is currently in the writer’s room for a Netflix YA series and will write an episode. She has been commissioned by Fearless Minds to write a vibrant drama about a young gay boy who is deported to Jamaica, a country he hasn't been to since he was a baby. She is also 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 and she is currently mentored by mutli-award winning screenwriter Jack Thorne. Sharma’s writing is tender, she writes young voices with aplomb and is exceptionally deft at crafting ensemble multi-stranded drama.