Allow me to introduce myself: My name is Mercy Sarah Ufot, I’m 19 years old and I live in London. I am a self-taught screenwriter with a passion for sucking life’s lessons dry, picking out the juicy bits and adding it to an exciting and well thought out story. I have been into writing from a young age and particularly at the age of 10 a poem of mine was published in a collection of Poems book. I then went on to writing and directing plays in Church for 4 years. Fast-forward to December of 2014, after acting in Heat and Light youth Theatre Company (in the of Summer 2014) and writing my own plays for the stage (at college and Church) I decided to venture into screenwriting. Nine months into my journey and I was chosen to be a member of a writing team to develop a TV series with Channel 4. As the youngest amongst four writers, I was and still am humbled by the opportunity. It has taught me how to speak in front of major corporate personalities, present and pitch ideas of my own and it also enhanced my ability to absorb relevant and important information and use it to better my Screenplays.