About

Vijay b & w

Vijay Varman is a British-Asian screenwriter based in the heart of London, England.

Vijay has been writing screenplays since 2011 and several of his screenplays have achieved success in a variety of competitions and festivals. His feature length sci-fi drama, A God Amongst Men, was placed in the semi-finals of the 2017 Bluecat Screenplay Competition Festival and became a Finalist for Best Unproduced Screenplay in the 2017 British Independent Film Festival.

Vijay also has extensive experience in researching and writing historical dramas, with his 19th century female-led feature script, Around the World in 72 Days, becoming a finalist for the 2016 Hollywood Screenplay Contest. His World War II feature epic, Brothers of the Fatherland, became a Quarter Finalist at the 2017 Creative World Awards Screenwriting Competition, and was placed in the top 10% of entrants for the 2017 Academy Nicholls Fellowship.

His short screenplay work has also gone from strength to strength. His sci-fi short script, Message through the Stars won the award for Best Screenplay at the 2016 National Irish Science Fiction Film Awards and Best Short Screenplay at the 2016 Sydney Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival. Puppy Love, an animated comedy, secured the Best Unproduced Screenplay award at the 2017 British Animation Film Festival.

His debut short film, The Right Choice, which he wrote and produced, had its World Premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. This dark comedy has gone on to play at multiple international film festivals, including several Oscar-qualifying festivals such as the Pan-African Film Festival, the Cleveland International Film Festival, and the HollyShorts Film Festival.

As he slowly slogs down that long road to his BAFTA, he works as a Stage Door Keeper in the UK theatre industry.

Follow him on Twitter @CircleofCine

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