From Edinburgh, Lucy received a First Class BA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Warwick in 2005 before moving to Shanghai. She lived there until 2010 where, besides learning Mandarin, she wrote, directed and produced films, commercials and television dramas. She then studied Film Directing at Columbia University until 2010 before returning to the UK. Her short films have screened at numerous international festivals. Her short stories have been included in anthologies such as the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology 2015. She also writes academically on film, most recently contributing to the New Directory of World Cinema: Scotland. She is the recipient of prizes and scholarships from New York Women and Film and Television, the Panavision New Filmmaker’s Award and the Dewar Arts Award.
Lucy’s debut novel Shanghai Passenger is partly inspired by her experiences and was published by Blue Mark Books in September, 2015. Her second novel, The Boy Who Died Comfortably, is currently a work in progress. Her debut feature film Sick(er), of which she is the writer/director, has been commissioned by Film London for their Microwave programme with support from BBC Films and the BFI.