BAFTA gong for zombie TV writing prodigy

Dominic Mitchell.
Dominic Mitchell.
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From sleepy Yealand Redmayne to the bright lights of Piccadilly, a young TV writer has enjoyed a meteoric rise.

Now Dominic Mitchell has been named as one of 17 bright newcomers in the world of film, television or games.

The BAFTA Breakthrough Brits were chosen by a panel of industry experts and recognised at a glittering event at the Burberry store in London.

Earlier, Dominic enjoyed a day of networking sessions and inspirational talks at BAFTA HQ in Piccadilly.

He will now receive a year of free access to BAFTA events as well as mentoring and guidance sessions from top people in his field.

The 33-year-old, who lives in Yealand Redmayne near Lancaster, wrote ‘In The Flesh’, a BBC3 drama series first aired last spring.

‘In The Flesh’ told the story of zombie teenager and his reintegration back into both the local community and the heart of his family.

The show is all set for a six-part second series starring Emmett J Scanlan, who played evil Brendan in Hollyoaks.

Dominic began his career as a production runner in factual television, while writing fiction in his spare time.

He then joined the Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writers Programme in 2005 and his plays have been performed at various London venues including Shakespeare’s Globe, Trafalgar Studios, Hampstead Theatre, Soho Theatre and The Young Vic.

Dominic also has more TV projects in the pipeline. He said: “It feels brilliant to be named a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit.

“To have support from such a great institution is going to help immensely with my future plans.”

“Having someone to go to for creative and career advice is going to be invaluable.”