Writer (UK and Germany)
Donna is currently working as co-writer on WEST OF LIBERTY, the ZDF/SVT/ITV Global screen adaption of Thomas Engstrøm’s award-winning, Berlin-set espionage novel. She was also co-writer on international crime/intelligence thriller THE TEAM S2 (ZDF and DR) and is in the Writers Room for supernatural drama series TEUFELSBERG (Arté/SWR).
Donna also has the following Original Commissions in development: THE ROAD TO BALMORAL 3 x 60 historical drama for Chrysalis TV London; DELIVERANCE 8 x 45 contemporary medical drama for UFA Fiction Berlin; THE GARDEN ROOM 8 x 60 historical espionage drama for Projector Pictures London; THE RESTAURANT contemporary drama for Network Movie Germany; GLASS 6 x 45 contemporary political thriller for Lupa Film Berlin; and LOVE, HICK 8 x 60 historical audio drama for Amazon/Audible Editor Katja Reister
Past Successes: Donna’s first stage play ADAM AND EVA AT THE GATES OF HEAVEN AND HELL was workshopped at the National Theatre Studio, London. Prior to writing drama, Donna wrote, directed and produced over a dozen documentary films for the BBC and researched over twenty more, specialising in history, politics and economics. Her series credits include the BAFTA-nominated and National Television Award- winning WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? the EMMY award-winning and BAFTA- nominated PEOPLE’S CENTURY, and the BAFTA award-winning TROUBLE AT THE TOP . Critically acclaimed single docs include SIR MARK THATCHER AND THE DOGS OF WAR (an ill-fated coup-for-oil attempt in West Africa), MURDER MOST ROYAL (the massacre of the Nepalese royals by their own Crown Prince) and MORTGAGED TO THE YANKS (US/UK post-war financial double-dealing). Donna has shot in locations as diverse as Equatorial Guinea, Nepal, South Africa, Argentina, India and Iraq, as well as extensively in the USA, particularly in Washington, DC.
Donna holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, and a BA in History from University College London. Originally from the UK, Donna is based in Berlin.