Gaia Meucci-Astley

Freelance Script Consultant & Assessor

Italy & UK

Gaia is a freelance script consultant and assessor for talent development initiatives, with over 10 years of experience working with new and emerging talent.

From 2012 to 2021 she was the Short Film Programmer of the Encounters Festival in Bristol. Before that, her festival collaborations include the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, the Forum des Images in Paris and the London Film Festival.

Passionate about stories and new writing, since 2021 she is fully dedicated to her work in script and talent development. She collaborates with organisations such as the BFI, Film Cymru, Cannes Court Métrages, Serial Eyes and Shore Scripts. She is a member of the selection committee for Less is More. Gaia regularly provides 1:1 script consultancy with a particular focus on the development of first features and short films.